Looking fro clever ideas for Halloween using costume shirts? We’ve got them!
Costume Shirts – Best Thing Ever
So costume shirts are pretty much the best thing ever. Why? They are loss fuss, GREAT for kids, you can wear them all year long (even if they look weird, that makes them even better, right?) and they are comfortable.
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You guys, 15+ years of Halloween costumes for kids – 4 different kids, I can tell you one thing. COMFORTABLE COSTUMES will make the entire Halloween trick or treat experience so much easier.
So definitely consider a costume shirt and finding ways to make it cute. Believe me, you will thank me later. As cute as that t-rex costume is, your kid won’t last 30 minutes in it.
Halloween Costume Shirt Ideas
We’ve rounded up clever Halloween costume shirt ideas. These are costume ideas that require minimal effort, are cheap and did I mention clever? Let’s get to it, Halloween will be here soon enough!
Bonus – all of these costume shirts and Halloween costume accessories are available on Amazon.
Ceiling Fan Costume
Be a CEILING FAN for Halloween! Get it? How this for a pun costume? You are a FAN of the CEILING!
Be a Copy Cat for Halloween. Be a Copy Cat for Halloween – see what I did there? This easy Halloween costume shirt idea involves just a few items – making it quick and easy. Oh, and this is a totally comfortable costume! WIN!
Are you a Gift From God? These hilarious costume shirts are perfect not just for Halloween, but any day. Use this as a couple costume idea – Gift From God to Women and a Gift From God to Men, sounds like a costume party win to me!
Free Halloween kids apps – because we have kids and are always on the look out for good apps, why not download seasonal apps for something new. We searched high and low to find both apps for kids that are free and apps for both iOS and Android.
First up are free iOS Halloween kids apps, keep scrolling to view our list of Free Halloween kids apps for Android.
Free Halloween Kids Apps for iOS
Halloween Kids Puzzles: Pirate, Vampire and Mummy Games for Toddlers, Boys and Girls
If your kids love pumpkins, black cats, candy and costumes, then they will love Halloween Kids Puzzles – a fun animated puzzle game for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids from ages 1 to 6.
While this app isn’t TOTALLY Halloween, it does carry the monster – err – WONSTER theme which is very Halloweenish. Plus it’s educational so tell your kids it’s for Halloween!
In Wonster Words, kids and toddlers play with silly letters and hilarious monsters. Kids first put together words through interactive spelling puzzles, ABC hide-and-seek, and other engaging letter based mini-games. Once the words are completed, children will enjoy cute, defining animations head-lined by the lovable Wonsters. These animations further reinforce the meaning of the words that he/she had just learnt. Before you know it, your child will be spelling and sounding out words like a pro!
Wonster Words comes with 15+ FREE words, along with a FREE, daily Word of the Day! More words are available through parent-gated in-app-purchase.
Enjoy every sweet tooth’s favorite holiday any time of the year! Ghoulishly fun game for kids of all ages. Touch the screen to guide the Pumpkin to the candy, while avoiding the other trick-or-treaters.
MIX the Cookie Dough, watch the Cookies BAKE before your very eyes then DECORATE your cookie with tons of Scary Frosting, Silly Candy, Spooky Accessories and backgrounds! My kids love playing cooking and baking games. If your kids do too, this is the game for you!
Here’s more Halloween kids app, this time for Android. These are all listed in the Amazon app store.
Halloween Preschool Games for Kids and Toddlers
Fun Halloween educational learning games for toddlers and preschool kids! This is an exciting free app for your children to experience halloween with, they will also be learning while they play! Great for 2,3,4 and 5 year olds.
There are many hidden picture games but there are only a few that can offer exciting and varied gameplay with endless hours of fun. With 200 levels in Campaign mode, Free Play mode, Mini Games, and Daily Rewards, you won’t find other hidden pictures games that offer so much excitement.
Halloween: Trick or Treat – Hidden Object Adventure
Collect lots of Treats to score valuable points and even get Tricked from time to time, jeepers creepers! Bump into Friendly Ghosts, Wicked Witches, Scary Skulls & Flapping Bats along the way. Explore the Haunted House owned by a nutty professor who lives on your street. Get lost in the Town Sewer and find your way out. Become trapped in … then escape from a Real Witchs House in the Pumpkin Forest. Take the short-cut home past the church, through the half alive Graveyard and its Creepy Crypt. When you get home, empty your treat sack and work out if this has been the best year ever.
Make, bake, decorate and eat homemade Halloween Cakes! If you like cupcakes and cake pops, you will love this Sweet game! This is a great Android app if you have a little chef or baker in your family that loves to make sweet treats.
Paint by numbers – an interactive coloring book for children. This mathematical game teaches children to recognize numbers and solve simple mathematical examples. In addition, this program develops memory, attention, imagination, and logical abilities.
Boys and girls of all ages love to color. The simple coloring mode is suitable for the smallest of children, including those of kindergarten and preschool age. These include simple and recognizable images that are easy to color. If the child selects the wrong shape, then they will be prompted with the correct number.
With morphsuits, you can make a digital halloween costume that will take your getup to a whole new level! Let’s check out how you can use an app to make a digital Halloween costume that is extra gory!
Morphsuits – Take Halloween To A Whole New Level!
Are your kids into gory Halloween costumes? Our little kids are still into innocent Halloween costumes, but our tweens are wanting to be something a little more gruesome than Taylor Swift or a football player. If you are looking for an out-of-the-box costume, you will definitely want to check these costumes out.
By combining a costume (or shirt) with a smart phone, you can take your Halloween costumes to the next level by adding an animated component, thanks to Morphsuits! These morphsuits digital costumes use the free app, Digital Dudz (see below for links to download) – to help you create an unforgettable digital Halloween costume! Don’t want to go all out or need a costume for school or work but don’t want to go all out? Check out the shirts! You just download the app, slip your phone into the shirt pocket.
Create a Digital Halloween Costume
From flesh wounds to pounding hearts to magic eightballs, Morphsuits have your halloween costumes covered! Check out this assortment of digital costumes.
More about Morphsuits, Digital Dudz and their digital halloween costumes.
Morph DigitalDudz is the brainchild of ex NASA scientist Mark Rober who gained Worldwide acclaim and YouTube Legend Status for creating the first iPad Halloween Costume back in 2011. Since then Mark has left behind rocket science and has focused on developing the costume concept and now Morph DigitalDudz is the home of innovative costumes that are totally unique, totally gory and totally awesome. These outfits are guaranteed to make you the centre of attention at the party…
All you’ll need is one of our wide range of awesome costumes and a mobile device. Head to Google Play or the iTunes store and download the FREE Morph DigitalDudz app and watch as your cool costumes come to life and takes the party by storm.
Star Wars costumes are still the rage – even though Star Wars VIII does not come out for another year. If you have Star Wars fans in your house and are looking for the perfect costume look no further. And Star Wars costumes aren’t just for kids.
Star Wars Costumes
A few years ago, our kids dressed up as various Star Wars characters for Halloween. The costumes were fabulous, the kids had a great time – we decided to keep the costumes around because our kids love to play dress-up. We have TOTALLY gotten our money out of these costumes! Not only did we use them for Halloween, the kids have attended Star Wars birthday parties and various Star Wars movies while wearing them.
If you are in the market for Jedi or maybe a Darth Vadar costume – here’s your resource for the best Star Wars Costumes for kids, adults and pets too. Don’t forget the dog!
Getting 4 kids ready for Halloween was insane. Especially since Molly the planner put together the costumes the day before. But that’s how I roll and I think they turned out just peachy.
If you have kids that can voice an opinion – say 3 and up – you know how THEY want to choose what they want to be for Halloween. This is the first year, I officially caved in to the 2 older kids and let them choose their get-ups.
Z wanted to be a NERD
For Z’s nerd costume we went to the Salvation Army and found her some tacky boy’s suit pants, a girl scout shirt and a Tweetie bird homemade vest. She wore striped socks and her 3-d glasses with the lenses punched out – and taped of course. I think overall she looks pretty nerdy to me!
E wanted to be a SKELETON
The skeleton costume, well – if you look closely you may see BABY GAP on E’s pant because he wore pajamas – and my 6 year old is super skinny. We threw on a mask, bought some skeleton gloves off of Amazon and spiked his hair and filled it with baby powder. The baby powder in his hair gave it a ghostly look.
Just a note, getting baby powder out of hair takes several rounds of shampoo. We washed his hair at least 4 times and today, he smelled so nice and sweet and was STILL powdery!
Another note – those skeleton gloves remind me of Barry Weiss off of Storage Wars!
Thankfully the advantage to having babies is you get to choose their costumes!
Izaiah was a LUMBERJACK
Husband says he looks like a swamp logger
We found him this rugged flannel at the Salvation army. He wore overalls, some boot shoes, a beanie and carried around an axe we found at the Dollar Tree. His beard made the outfit.
How to Make a Fake Beard without Make-up
We took hair gum (hair gel would work as well) and placed over where we wanted the beard and moustache. Next we took a tea bag, opened it up and used the tea on Izaiah’s face where we wanted the beard. This worked fabulous!
Zeke was Steve Jobs
Our Baby Steve Jobs costume was a hit. So simple, but represented a man we admire. We found a black mock turtle neck at a resale shop. We pulled Zeke’s jeans up near his waist. The white tennis shoes (sorry, Mommy isn’t paying for New Balance tennis shoes just for a costume) were also a resale store find. The glasses were Harry Potter glasses from Amazon.
Trick or Treating
We had a great time trick or treating. The whole neighborhood seemed to be out with the majority of the lights on.
It was Izaiah’s first experience knocking on doors asking for candy. He was puzzled by it all. By the end of the night, he got the hang of it but was handing candy to our neighbors when they answered the door.
The highlight was finding when E found Easter candy in the mix. Brilliant! We have so been there, just made us laugh.