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Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

by Melanie Gasmen-Fleck

Halloween may look very different this year, but your kid can still dress up whether they’re enjoying treats at home or social-distance trick-or-treating. We like the idea of building an awesome costume using items you may already have and timeless closet staples your child can wear even after Halloween ends. 

So we teamed up with our friends at Alice + Ames to create simple costume ideas inspired by Bravery ladies. The best part? Your kid can wear these empowering outfits any day of the year. Alice + Ames is easily one of our favorite kid apparel brands. They design comfortable, playful, and high-quality clothing your kids will love. Okay, now let’s get creative!

1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg costume. Advocate for justice in this notorious outfit. Create the look: A+A black Ballet Dress, earrings (thrifted), glasses (thrifted), scrunchie, simple black shoes, and a homemade collar.

    2. Frida Kahlo costume. Express fierce creativity anytime, anywhere. Create the look: A+A mauve Ballet Dress, necklace (thrifted), earrings (thrifted), scarf/shall (bought used from Etsy), flower headband (or make your own), and sandals.    3: Bessie Coleman costume. Fly high toward your next adventure. Create the look: A+A green Wide Leg Jumpsuit, boots (bought off Kidizen), jacket, and hat (cheaper Amazon option)   kids aviator costume4. Julia Child costume. Cook up something incredible. Bon appétit! Create the look: A+A Peter Pan Ballet Dress, apron (thrifted), pearl necklace, simple black shoes, bowl, and spoon.     Looking for more quick and easy Halloween ideas? Check out these kid-friendly DIYs to create your own RBG collar, Jane Goodall safari vest and hat, and Mae Jemison jetpack.