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Top 5 Kids Halloween Costume Ideas for 2011

Updated on September 26, 2011

Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Any Budget

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Its nearly that time of the year again when all the kids in the neighbourhood come knocking on doors, asking for sweets, and more often money, and children's parties are all the rage. If you are organising or your child is going to someone else's party, its time to get in there early and get a great kids fancy dress costume for this Halloween!

Below is a great choice of five costumes, traditional Halloween outfits, and some Halloween costumes that you may not of thought of. So if you do not have the time to make your own Halloween outfit for your kids this year, then just buy one! Don't rent! The Internet has made costume affordability very high and usually any kids Halloween costume can be found online to buy for just a little bit more than the cost of rental. And then its yours forever to be used multiple times if necessary. Not just for Halloween if the costume dictates.


Five Fun Kids Halloween Costumes for any Budget
Five Fun Kids Halloween Costumes for any Budget

Number 5 - Kids Skeleton Costume

An instant classic, this Rubies Skeleton costume is one of the best selling skeleton costumes for children, and for good reason. Its well made and durable, whilst not being overly thick means its cool for your child to run around the house and the streets terrorising the neighbourhood on Halloween. Its also sold at a good price, sub $20 delivered, so is very affordable. Its basically a black jumpsuit but with EVA Mask, bones and gloves. Great looks and because its not tied in with a movie its not going to be out of date next year. Can be accessorised with torn t-shirts etc. Let your imagination run wild! This is a great fancy dress costume on its own, but with a bit of thought it can be a superb outfit for any kids party!

Lady Gaga Halloween Costume Ideas

Lady Gaga herself
Lady Gaga herself

Number 4 - Lady Gaga Fancy Dress

This one will require some work and skill with the make up brush, and is strictly for girls only by definition. Lady Gaga is known for her ridiculous / incredible looks, depending on your personal view. Whatever your opinion her makeup and hair is in general, pure Halloween. Lots of colour and style. This video shows a professional make up artist doing the Lady Gaga look on a model. I have listed the products used below but obviously all these brands are not needed. Just a creative sense of imagination. As for the outfit. Its Lady Gaga, so go mental. Anything different from the norm would make for a great Lady Gaga Fancy dress costume!

Products Used:
Fresh Satin Luster Face Palette, Winter Rose
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow, Neon Pink 75
L'Oreal HiP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner, Black
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes, Grey 22L
Mehron Professional Foundation Greasepaint, Black
Beauty Treasures Shimmer Light Shadow Powder, Silver and Lilac
Tony & Tina Loose Powder, Metallic Crimson #001
Make Up For Ever Eyelashes, Jane (black rounded feathers with feather-tipped accents)
Revlon Skinlights Glosslights for Lips, Rose Quartz


Lady Gaga Make Up Tutorial for Halloween

Lucky Black Cat Costume

Number 3 - Black Cat Costume

If you want to get away from the typical witches and wizards, then a black cat costume is ideal. Its useful for Halloween, and general dress up fun. This Lucky Black Cat outfit features a furry outer, and is plush to touch. Its very well made, but perhaps a little hot for summer playtime. Its quite thick! Great for a cold Halloween nights though. A simple but nice outfit, its a all in one suit with tail, hood and mittens. Seriously cute Halloween costume for little boys or girls, available in many sizes.Mid range price of around $30 depending on size.

Number 2 - Deluxe Girls Cinderella Costume

The ultimate girls fancy dress costume for almost any event! But Halloween? Why yes. Cinderella will go to the ball and the party! Any little girl will feel like a Princess in this costume. It even comes with a choker and headband. Its official Disney, so is very high quality, and the price reflects this. However it is a truly great costume. If your daughter doesnt want to be a fairytale princess, you could blood it up with a blood capsule and make a "dead" Cinderella to mix it up. Being washable it can be cleaned after if you use the right type of blood. Overall this costume is ideal for more than just Halloween, it would be great for birthdays and general fancy dress party fun!

Deluxe Light Up Buzz costume. Space Ranger vinyl 'chestplate' in front with attached wings in back features self-stick fabric closure. Press a button on the wings to see them light up!
Deluxe Light Up Buzz costume. Space Ranger vinyl 'chestplate' in front with attached wings in back features self-stick fabric closure. Press a button on the wings to see them light up!

Number 1 - Buzz Lightyear Outfit

This is THE boys costume of the moment. Toy Story 3 is an incredible film and if we are honest, us adults like it more than the kids! However the kids still love Toy Story, and this deluxe Buzz Lightyear costume is the best. Whilst not Halloween in the traditional sense, any boy in this costume at Halloween will feel amazing, and all their friends would be jealous. It even has lights on the wings like Buzz in the movie. Who better to take on the ghouls and witches than Buzz? Movie Tie-in's are usually very short lived, and only popular for one year at best, but Toy Story, like Star Wars, and Spiderman have proven to span the years with ease. Always cool, and with this costume always amazing. Its quite expensive as its an official Disney product, but it is definitely worth it if you can afford the $45 outlay. An incredible costume, that your kids will want to wear everyday, not just for parties! An alternative but great Halloween costume for boys and worthy of our number one!

Have a great Halloween!

So there you go. We could of included witches, wizards, and devils but we thought why not show you alternatives to what is the norm. Whether your kids are going to a party or you are hosting one for all their friends, or you are just doing the Halloween favourite of trick or treat make it one to remember. Be creative and have fun with the costumes, and your kids will have a Halloween to remember. Enjoy, take photos for memories and Happy Halloween! Read more about the Best Kids Halloween Costumes on my lens.

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