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30th Oct 2022

10 last-minute Halloween costumes for kids


last-minute kids Halloween costumes

If, like us, you’ve left the costume until the last minute then fear not. Here are some ideas for outfits you can literally throw together from stuff you have lying around the house:

Here’s our list of easy DIY last-minute costumes for kids.

1. Where’s Wally?

All you need is a striped top and a hat. Some fake glasses would work a charm too.

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2. Peter Pan’s Shadow

Black from head to toe. Note: This could also be a Kim Kardashian at The Met Ball.

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3. Yoga instructor

A pair of colourful leggings and a plain tank top and voila. If you really want to drive the look home, tie the hair in a topknot and add a yoga mat.

4. Easy DIY Mummy costume

Just tear up a sheet and you are good to go.

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5. Ghost

All you need is a sheet and a black marker.

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6. Audrey Hepburn

A black dress, tons of pretty pearls, and a pair of big shades, and she is good to go.

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7. Pirate costume

Stripy t-shirt, a headscarf, and some stubble drawn on with your eyeliner – perfect.

8. A robber 

A striped top, beanie, and some eyeliner, and you’re sorted.

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8. Easy minion costume DIY

A yellow jumper, and some dungarees, and you’re almost there. You can always draw on the glasses with face paint if need be.

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9. DIY Fox costume

This is super sweet! A brown or orange tracksuit, onesie, or PJs can easily be transformed into a foxy outfit with the addition of ears and a tail.

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10. Queen of Hearts costume

Get crafty with some cardboard and face paints for this one.

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