WW 89: My Kids Halloween Costumes

Hello everybody. So part of being a mom is realizing your limitations.  Growing up in a rural area, my sister and I spent months envisioning, planning and executing creative Halloween costume ideas. When finished with our own, we began crafting our little brother’s costume.  One year he appeared as a fireman complete with a vintage hat. Around his little body and held up by suspenders hung an old cardboard box painted into a red fire truck. That same year my sister decided to be grapes and chose a green leotard covered with green balloons. Given the dense fur trees in our area, by the end of Halloween night all the balloons had popped and she was droopy lettuce.

That was then, this is now. All I can manage is a little Amazon time with each of my kiddies during which they select their costume of choice. Creative? No. Yet, my kids seem delighted with their Halloween ideas and are looking forward to a fun-filled night of drowning themselves in candy.

Here are 5 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for this year:

Marielle (5) has chosen this My Lil’ Pony Rainbow Dash outfit.


Annaliese (7) can’t wait to don her lovely mermaid outfit.


Beckett (9) plans to appear as this very attractive Headless Boy.


Lachlan has chosen this funky Werewolf Mask. That way he can wear regular clothes. Like his mama, he’s not a dress up kind of guy.


Hedley (12) plans to venture out dressed as his life dream, a judge.


And that about sums up what’s cooking’ over here for Halloween. What do your kids plan to be? Weigh in below and don’t forget to enter our Weekly Wrap Up plus giveaway.

XX Melissa

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  • shellypeterson

    Looks like some great costume choices! My son would love the funky Werewolf Mask. My favorite costumes as a kid were the home made ones we had.

  • Anita

    love the costumes …thanks for the chance

  • Kristen

    Photos of your son dressed as a judge will be priceless someday when he is one!

  • Marianne

    The costumes are great. Awesome ideas!

  • Julie Wood

    I love your Halloween Costume Ideas! I remember my Mom helping make my Halloween Costumes and I love dressing up and going trick or treating. It was so much fun. But, my son and daughter do not have the same excitement about Halloween. They really do not like going trick or treating and getting dressed up. What??

    • Who doesn’t like free candy??? Ha ha! Hope you all have a great Halloween regardless of what you guys end up doing. 🙂

  • Natalie

    These are pretty creative kids costumes!

  • Daniel M

    those are some fun costumes there

  • M Clarkson

    Great read! Thanks for the post!

  • shannon fowler

    Halloween costumes are always so much fun to look at. Thanks for sharing these.

    • Yes they are! Love seeing what everyone is dressing up as! So fun!

  • Betsy R Barnes

    The Mermaid costume is so beautiful! My son usually wears a bear mask and dresses up like a character from the Purge movie. He’s 23, so, he likes to attend Halloween parties around town, there are a few since we are a college town.

  • Anel Winney

    We are going to be bacon, eggs, and toast!

  • slehan

    I have a great banana costume that is lots of fun.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

    • I’d love to have seen that! Glad it was fun! Thanks for entering.