One year for Halloween, I went out dressed as an ‘animal princess’. I took all my stuffed animals and safety pinned them to my best dress. I think I was about 10 years old and needless to say it was an extremely last minute attempt at a costume. My siblings still tease me about that one! I’m going to hazard a guess that I’m by no means the only kid to ever have had need of some last minute Halloween costume ideas!
There are loads of reasons why costumes need to be procured at the last moment. Maybe the original costume busted a seam the night before, or like younger me no thought was put into choosing a costume until it was time to head out the door!
Store-bought costumes, in my opinion, are cheaply made and very costly. I’m certainly not going to drop $50 on an outfit that will only last one night. Plus I want to help my kids develop their creativity and imagination! My boys want to be a police car and an ambulance this year. So we’re going to have some fun figuring out how to construct vehicle costumes!
But should that fail, I’ve compiled a list of 34 back up ideas.