Are we the only ones that have a silent costume contest for Halloween every year?
You know, as you’re handing out those (organic, GMO-free) Tootsie Rolls to another witch, you can’t help but think “NEXT!” because how many witches does the world really need this Halloween? And then you see it: The creme de la creme of Halloween costumes. You’ve never seen anything like it. The ghouls sound their eerie trumpets as you open your front door to baby Axl Rose and Slash. It takes every bit of you not to high-five those 4-year-olds, so instead, you give a wink to their (obviously cool) mom and sneak them an extra candy bar.
Here are our top 5 Halloween costume ideas sure to kick butt in anybody’s internal costume contest your kid has been accidentally entered into.
One year, my kid asked me if she could be a Puppy-Princess-Peppa Pig-Lumberjack-Doctor. And do you know what I did? I let her. We worked so hard to get that pigtail to fit over her hoop dress and ax because she was so passionate about her idea. You can never, ever go wrong with embracing your kid’s creativity and you are sure to have a one-of-a-kind costume.
We love strong, independent women! From Beyonce to Frida Kahlo to Wonder Woman (who is very popular this year, thankfully!), and so much more–you’ve got a lot to choose from. Let’s allow our kiddos to embrace strength and femininity every day, but it’s especially pertinent this Halloween. Oh, and don’t forget: not only girls can be Beyonce.
Werewolves, Zombies + Anything Supernatural
Look, adult zombies. We get it. Zombie Crawls, Zombie shows, whatever. But zombie babies? GIVE ME MORE! Werewolf toddlers? We dig it! Sure, they can be scary and not all kids are cool with scary. But if you have a 3-year-old who leans on the side of spooky, do it up
Pregnant Belly Costumes
You know when is the perfect time to dress your kid in a Halloween costume? When they’re in utero, seriously! They pretty much have no say in it, so you’ve got that going for you. And those adorably round bellies just need to be adorned. Some ideas: Miley Cyrus on a Wrecking Ball, Dude with a Beer Belly or Fishtank. Get it, girls!
We *love* when the entire family gets into it. When the WHOLE Addams Family or cast of 101 Dalmatians walks up to the door, we cannot help but think: I want to be in that family. Why am I not that family? Why am I not organized enough to get my whole family together to dress a theme? Okay, stop now, this wasn’t meant to bum you out. But family costumes are perfect. And don’t forget: sometimes the best part is mixing it up. Like, why can’t Dad be the baby from Labyrinth and lil baby be Bowie?
So, we’re not alone in this please-not-another-ghost stance, right? What are some of your favorite Halloween costumes?