To be honest, this costume can be whipped up last-minute. Taking about an hour or so to complete once you have the materials. First you will cut the sleeves off of an old flannel shirt (even if it isn’t the right size for your little one it could work) and have your child put on a long-sleeve thermal shirt under it. Strap on the tool belt, adding in either the real-deal or toy tools. Smudging the brown paint onto the shirt and face; along with the tools and gloved hands. Have your child put on the remaining items, and your ready to go door-to-door for some goodies!
While not many children would dress as Dr. Grace Augustine, the researcher and teacher, it would offer children an opportunity to dress up without feeling self conscious or feeling “naked”. To Neytiri’s typical costume, slip on a pink or white tank top and a pair of jeans.
Located at East 4th Street and Long Island City, Spirit Halloween Superstore is the mega Halloween retail stores of Nyc. The store has a large collection of costumes for kids, adults, as well as patient pets. Adult party costumes like pirates, devils sexy cops, and witches.
Sponge Bob is a fun character that kids can dress up as for Halloween. A pair of brown shorts, black belt, and a yellow shirt with circles to make it look like sponge holes, and a silly look on their face will complete your Sponge Bob costume. If you want a more realistic Sponge Bob costume, you can find them for relatively inexpensive commercially as well.
For one improvised costume, put a colorful bandana on a stick. Wear a ragged shirt and jeans and rub some make-up on the cheeks to simulate dirt. Plop one of dad’s old hats on and become a hobo for the night. However, there are few ghosts wearing a sheet with holes cut out for the eyes. Could this be due to a shortage of sheets that are white rather than colored?
Another adaptable idea is the Lego idea. Taking a box and wearing it as for the Lego costume can be used for other costumes. You could paint the box dark brown and it could be a table–simply attach some plastic dishes, silverware, and cups to the top for place settings. Or, cover the box with aluminum foil and your child can be a robot. All you would need to do is add a smaller aluminum foil-covered box for a hat and some silver face paint. Another idea would be to paint the box blue and then glue on some large fish (ones your child has colored and cut out, perhaps) and some fern-type fake plants and you have an aquarium.
The next thing you need to do is sew the two cloth with the hole together. Sew it inside out. Make sure you leave a little hole to put some stuffing later on.
Coral reef – Paint several pieces of large Styrofoam with different tropical colors and let them dry outside. Once dry, attach them to a blue sweat suit using Velcro or glue. When your child put it on, paint a tropical fish on his/her cheeks to complement the corals.