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Children's Halloween costume ideas competition - Post your pics up here

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 16-Oct-13 14:20:53

We're running a comp to share your kids' Halloween costume ideas. What inspired (or easy/speedy) costumes have you come up with in the past? Post your pics (old or new) here before 10am Wednesday 23 October and we'll create a gallery of our favourite ten costumes. Winners will each receive a copy of our very own Book of Bedtime Stories.

If you're stuck for ideas, visit our Halloween costume ideas page for more tips and suggestions from mumsnetters.

HesMyLobster Wed 16-Oct-13 14:42:12

This is my DD2 as Boo from Monsters Inc

HesMyLobster Wed 16-Oct-13 14:44:13

And DD1 as Fluffy from Harry Potter!

alwayssleepy Wed 16-Oct-13 17:00:43

First costume I made, owl boy. It's made using a babygrow, tights, and then a cheapo fleece blanket or two for the feathers, stuck on with bostik. Fleece is cheaper than felt, doesn't fray, and sometimes you get nice stitched edges you can work with. Bostik is cheap, but doesn't wash well, but that's ok if you don't care about using the costume again, it smells quite strong so make sure it's dry before putting on child. Babygrow + tights + fleece blanket + glue can make all sorts of animals. The mask is some glasses with felt stuck on, more likely to be worn than a mask.

alwayssleepy Wed 16-Oct-13 17:06:47

Next costume, spider boy. Again this is a babygrow, plus kids tights. Plus extra stuffed tights sewn on the sides for more legs. It has a web on the back from the factory outlet shop Halloween collection. Tummy panel is fleece roughly stitched on. Fabric glue used this time, as it smells less, and is prob safer. Mask was a gift. He pencilled his own eyebrows in with a blue eyebrow pencil, which was meant for drawing webs on his cheeks, but he had his own ideas.

Gwenvamp Wed 16-Oct-13 17:14:41

This is my dd2, my dd1 is going as lil red riding hood so had the idea for dd2 to be the big bad wolf :-)

Gwenvamp Wed 16-Oct-13 17:18:06

This is my dd2, my dd1 is going as lil red riding hood so had the idea for dd2 to be the big bad wolf :-)

OneStepCloser Wed 16-Oct-13 17:22:24

Ds, being a spider which I thought was rather brave of me seen as I suffer from arachnophobia, but who could be frightened of that little face smile

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Thu 17-Oct-13 16:40:16

This is DS in a Smiffy's Bat costume. It is great but was a wee bit too small sad

Doodle13 Thu 17-Oct-13 16:43:12

My daughter won a prize at the weekend for this outfit :-)

GemmaTheCakeyLady Thu 17-Oct-13 18:47:15

My little Witchy-Woo last Hallowe'en! She was dressed up all day and not one person knocked on the door for Trick or Treat! Eh well, she still looked super cute, especially as she had only learnt to sit up 3 weeks before. :0)

EstoyAqui Thu 17-Oct-13 20:43:18

Here's DD after coating herself in blackberry juice whilst in the garden last summer. She is zombie obsessed like me.

mammamic Fri 18-Oct-13 11:59:54

HELP - I'm trying to attach a pic but it always shows the wrong way up - anyone know how to fix?

Valerie0978 Fri 18-Oct-13 13:05:26

Last year we had a pirate and a ladybird fairy.
This year we will have Merida from Brave and Peppa Pig.

jennyftm Fri 18-Oct-13 13:32:01

Our Dalek costume - made from the fruit packaging (discarded) collected from supermarkets, cardboard, a plastic clothes basket and silver spray paint on top of it all. And a sink or toilet plunger for the zapper !

Other photo shows a different year when we did a skeleton costume from black clothes and the bones were cut out from cornflake packets ! Face paint applied too !

sealight123 Fri 18-Oct-13 19:32:54

My daughter is a frequent fancy dresser smile Ok....they aren't exactly scary but she does love them...except maybe the cat...the cat not so much

sealight123 Fri 18-Oct-13 19:44:32

AAAAnd some more...maybe we should work on the whole...scary for halloween :P

WidowWadman Sat 19-Oct-13 20:11:04


manfalou Mon 21-Oct-13 10:42:22

Mickey Mouse Ghost in Disneyland! ...You can just see the mickey mouse ears on DS's head!

chinichats Mon 21-Oct-13 20:20:03

This is my son wearing a costume I made for his sister about 10 years ago, although a little thread bare now its still our favourite, just a white sheet attached onto a headband to stop it slipping, I cut a circle for the face then added a white net panel and drew the face with black marker pen! then finally added strips of net on the top to give a hazy effect.Very quick and easy to take on and off, always gets lots of compliments!

MrsFruitcake Tue 22-Oct-13 14:51:11

Here is my DD dressed as Belltrix Lestrange from the Harry Potter books, last Halloween. The dress was about £3 from eBay and we crimped her hair to make it look untidy.

MrsFruitcake Tue 22-Oct-13 14:51:55

Ooops, I meant Bellatrix!

ots Tue 22-Oct-13 15:02:44

Here is DS as a vampire thlgrin

myflorentina Tue 22-Oct-13 15:27:13


RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-Oct-13 14:17:14

The competition is now closed. We'll be displaying our favourite ten costumes in a gallery tomorrow and the winners will each receive copies of our very own Book of Bedtime Stories.

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