Halloween is just around the corner and given that it’s the one event where masks are expected, it might be the surprising hit of 2020.
Trick or Treating is a lot of fun for kids, so why not make it fun for the supervising adults? If you are a truly enthusiastic adult who really wants to get into the spirit, here are some great ideas for Halloween costumes that can complement your kid’s fancy dress theme.
Star Wars costumes
Star Wars costumes are a great way to share the fun with your kids. Not only does the love for Star Wars span multiple generations, but there are also a number of angles you can take. If you have an infant or toddler then they can be easily included with a Yoda costume. Get a baby Bjorn on your back and a dirty looking t-shirt to be well on your way to creating a simple, cheap, and adorable ‘Luke and Yoda on Dagobah costume’. Like the idea but are an overachiever? Impress all your neighbours with a ‘Mandalorian and Baby Yoda’ combination. For bigger kids, a Chewbacca costume will work with Rey, Leia, or Han costumes for the kids and maintain the height difference you’d expect with a Wookie.
Superheroes are also a fertile ground for costume ideas. The most obvious costume choice for a parent and child is Batman and Robin, however, Joker and Harley Quinn might be fun or for a mother and daughter combo, you could go with Wonder Woman and Batgirl. Superman and Supergirl, Green Lantern Corps, Superboy – there are limitless angles with DC. Mums with Marvel obsessed boys can easily complement Iron Man, Thor, or Captain America with a stylish Black Widow costume. For those families that really want to commit to a theme, The Incredibles would be a fantastic option but most kids would take a lot of convincing to make that happen.
Other costume ideas
The possibilities really are endless. From classics like Barbie and Skipper to more contemporary themes like Maui and Moana, or a Hogwarts teacher and Harry or Hermione. The perfect costume to complement what your child loves is only a little thought and effort away.
Be your kid’s sidekick
No doubt your mind is now buzzing with Halloween costume ideas, but make sure you keep focused on the fact that you need to compliment your child’s costume; they’re not an accessory in yours. Your children will appreciate you having fun and sharing their enthusiasm, however, they won’t appreciate being told what they need to dress up as. We all want to dress our kids as some kind of Yoda, but it’s best to let them lead. If you dress as an accessory to their costume, they’ll have the most fun possible and you’ll get a memory you will never forget.
Halloween is the most fun for kids, but that doesn’t mean adults can’t share the festivities. No matter if your kids like Star Wars, Superheros, Barbies or something else entirely, there is a costume idea that will allow you to perfectly compliment their costume. Just remember to let them lead and make sure you all have fun and stay safe this Halloween.