I’ve hardly gotten myself to accept the fact that summer is officially over, and yet, Halloween is literally just around the corner!
At our house it is a huge deal. We host a Halloween party for our neighborhood, the entire family dresses up (minus the husband who goes as Global Warming every year and looks just like himself, since he say’s it’s an invisible killer) and we all have a lot of fun.
Part of our excitement, of course, has to do with costumes!
Naturally my Dudes have spent their fair share of time dressed as superheroes and scary bad guys, but we also like to think outside of the traditional-kid-costumes box.
5 Creative Costumes for Kids
1. A Robot. But, not the clunky old, 70′s flavored sort. I’m talking about the “party-rock-disco-awesome robots” people. Just remember to cut holes for the eyes, or you will be carrying your robot from house to house all night so he doesn’t fall and, um, blow a gasket.
2. A Hipster. Since everyone is one, thinks they’re one, or secretly wants to be one, this is not really even all that difficult to pull off. Just dress your kid in something like geek glasses, an ironic t-shirt or bow tie. Make sure the fit is snug and the colors are either in your face or entirely forgettable.
3. Russell Brand. I know, not a lot of kids will even know who that is, and maybe not even a lot of grown ups will know. But, the ones that do, will laugh, so hard! Feel free to sub out Russell with another distinctly styled celeb. We have also been Gene Simmons, Bruno Mars, and Lady Gaga.
4. A Nerd. Because nerds are actually really freaking cool!
5. An Rockstar. Preferably of the “Indie” variety as they are, arguably, the coolest. In fairness to my little dude, this is actually NOT a costume. It’s just what he decided to wear that day. But, if your kid is more of the character-shirts-and-light-up-shoes variety, this is a totally fun way to be someone new for the day.
Amanda Rodriguez is a mom, a photographer, a freelance writer, a blogger, and a lover of all things awesome. She has been bringing the awesome on her humor lifestyle blog,parenting BY dummies, nearly every day since 2008, and also contributes at a number of other cool places, both offline and on the Internet. You can find her at iVillage, the What NOT to Wear blog, and Everyday Family being all amazing and junk too.