With Halloween fast approaching, and children getting excited about the thought of trick or treating, thoughts turn to what costumes they will be wearing. You can spend a small fortune on transforming your little angel into a vampire, witch or demon, but when you consider that kids grow out of clothes so quickly, do you really want to fork out a lot of money? This is where supermarkets cannot be beaten for innovative and inexpensive costume ideas.
So when you are picking up your pumpkin ready for carving, have a look around and see what your children like the look of.
To inspire you, we’ve picked out our favourites:
Tesco are having a half-price sale on many of their Halloween costumes and accessories so you can bag a real bargain. This costume is easy to wear as it features a cape with a skeleton print on the underlay, perfect if your child doesn’t like to dress up. Comes with a black skull mask. Suitable for 11- 12yrs.
If your daughter has a secret desire to save the world, now’s her chance with this Super Girl outfit. Features a pull-on dress that fastens with Velcro and a matching mask to protect her identity, something that all heroines have to worry about. Available in sizes from 3-4 years and up to 11-12 years.
This gorgeous witches set comes in spooky colours of blue, green and purple, perfect for budding witches! The ombre design is bang on trend, as all young witches will tell you and sizes start from 3-4 years and go up to 11-12 years.
Creative costume here from Asda that features a ‘ripped shirt’ exposing the bare hairy chest of the werewolf, complete with slashes across the skin, a pair of ripped trousers and a gruesome mask finish this terrifying look. Available in small, medium and extra-large.
A real bargain here from John Lewis in the form of this Dracula costume. Keep your necks covered when your child puts this on! Includes a waistcoat with a bowtie attached and a cape with a high collar. For the full effect, wear with a plain white shirt and black trousers. Pop on some black eyeliner and you have created your very own Count Dracula!
From: johnlewis.comHalloween Glow in the Dark Skeleton Costume – £10
Want to really freak your neighbours out? Then don this glow in the dark skeleton costume. An all-in-one costume complete with hooded mask that literally comes to life in the dark with an eerie blue-green light. Different sizes available.
Something a little different here, a pirate costume that could be used not just for Halloween but other occasions where a fancy dress costume is required. Consists of three items, a pirate’s hat, top and a pair of leggings, all with Velcro fastenings to make it easy to get off. There’s also a matching outfit for girls too.
Turn your little pumpkin into …. A little pumpkin! With this gorgeous set of a padded top with googly eyes, cute fitted hat and striped leggings. Fastens with Velcro so it is super easy to get into and out of. Not intended for sleeping. In sizes ranging from 9 months to 5 years.
The popularity of Frozen shows no sign of abating, so taken advantage of this cute fancy dress costume for Halloween. Consists of a dress with a cape in the iconic Frozen colours. In sizes suitable from ages 3-4 years, up to 11 – 12 years.
Finally, if your child really doesn’t like getting dressed up but still wants to take part in the trick or treating part of Halloween, here’s an easy way they can still get involved. A tee-shirt with a spooky glow in the dark face that will be the envy of all their friends. Made from pure cotton with the spooky face featuring on both the front and back for full effect.