Instant & Warm Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
Kids are characters 365 days out of the year, so Halloween isn't that scary for parents after all. That being said, your little one can dress the part with our sweet and fun Kids are Characters Collection. There are options for the animal lovers, and options for those who love the outdoors - whichever you choose, all are insanely soft and comfy, sure to keep them warm as they stock up on a year's worth of candy in one evening. As this year is a bit different than year’s past, we also included some great ways to make masks fun and part of the costume, rather than just a necessity that they have to wear.
To make life easy, we compiled all the looks we know will save the day for last minute costume ideas (and make kids excited to keep their hats and masks on during trick-or-treating, as well as throughout the winter on the coldest days spent playing outside!)
Here's our list of 6 easy costumes for a cold Halloween:
1. Polar Bear
An adorable polar bear walking down the streets of your local neighborhood? What could be cuter?! (No, seriously, we can't think of anything.)
For this cute, fluffy, cozy outfit, let's start from the top down. First off, our kids' Fluff Balls Pom Beanie to keep their head warm (and go with the look). Then, have them decorate one of our white Everyday Face Masks with a nose and whiskers (this will make the mask part of their outfit, so they won't mind wearing it!). Finally, pair it with a Sherpa Pullover and white leggings (both available from Gap).
2. Woodland Creature
Pair a set of Elowel brown two-piece pajamas with our adorable Fawned of You hat, and you’re ready to go! The cute little ears make this beanie costume-ready. Want to step it up another notch? Add a matching brown + polka dot tutu, like this one from Etsy, for an extra notch of fun. Craving even more? Grab some makeup to give your little one the classic deer look (some great tips can be found on this Pottery Barn Kids tutorial).
Our Fawned of You Beanie is made for children ages 1-3. The CDC states that people should not put masks on children under the age of 2. For questions on trick-or-treating and face masks for your children, reach out to local officials or talk to your health care provider. If your child is 3 or older, check out the white Everyday Face Mask. Decorate it with fabric markers or puffy paint to match the theme! If you follow the tutorial above for the deer makeup, you can just apply a similar concept to the mask, and do face paint and makeup on the forehead.
Being a lumberjack for Halloween isn't so hard when a lot of it is hiding in your closet! We chose these super comfy Osh Kosh B'Gosh overalls, a plaid shirt from carters, and our own Butch pom beanie to finish off the look. Don't forget the face mask! For this look, we recommend the red bandana Everyday Face Mask, or the white Everyday Face Mask - that they can even design themselves to match the lumberjack vibe (big, bushy beard and rosy cheeks from working outside all day).
We took a cute, classic long sleeve black tee and paired it with some solid black leggings. The finishing touch comes with our ninja balaclava for the perfect stealthy ninja look this Halloween. The best part of this outfit? The balaclava will cover their nose and mouth, so no need for an added face mask! That will help make this year's trick-or-treating feel a bit more normal.
If you want a pop of color, we’d suggest grabbing a roll of thick, red ribbon at your local craft store to serve as the sash. But all you really need is a balaclava and matching outfit and you're ready to sneak through the night and into the doorways of candy-bearers!
Over the past few years, more and more parents have been dressing their kids up as the famous DJ Marshmello. Luckily, our toddler Small Beats Beanie is the perfect start to a fun and cozy DJ costume (and means that you don't need to give them a pair of headphones, because this beanie has it covered). Simply get them in their favorite black hoodie and leggings (or, better yet, this footed pj piece from Walmart), add some sunglasses, and maybe a toddler chain necklace, and you have yourself the cutest DJ on the block.
Our Small Beats Beanie is made for children ages 1-3. The CDC states that people should not put masks on children under the age of 2. For questions on trick-or-treating and face masks for your children, reach out to local officials or talk to your health care provider. If it is recommended that your child wear a mask (and they want to rock this costume), check out the white Everyday Face Mask. It can either be a perfect, subtle addition to the costume, or you can decorate it with fabric markers or puffy paint to match the theme.
Go prehistoric with a classic dinosaur look. All you need is the Dr. Dino earflap beanie (complete with fabric spikes along the top) a green onesie, our white Everyday Face Mask, some fabric markers, and a little bit of felt! It’s easy to make this into a fun DIY project, and you can involve your child along the way. They’ll love the costume even more, because they got to help create it!
For the mask, encourage your child to draw fun designs or even try to replicate a dinosaur face. Anything goes!
As for the rest of the costume, Ginger Snap Crafts has a great tutorial on how to add dino spikes to the onesie, really completing the look. With simple felt triangles and a hot glue gun, your child can be decked-out-dino, head to toe.
We hope these spark some fun, cozy, simple ideas that will bring joy (and safety!) to trick-or-treat night. For more spooky fun products, check out our Kids are Characters collection.