If you're the kind of mom who pins ideas for Halloween costumes to a vision board tacked up in her craft room all year, go embroider something and leave us alone. For the rest of us, here are 9 scarily easy kids Halloween costume ideas. They're perfect for anyone who can barely hold a pair of scissors and won't realize they have nothing planned until the day before Halloween.
Locate a white sheet. Cut holes for eyes (or not). Throw over child.
Wrap toilet paper around child until child is not visible.
Wrap foil around child until child is not visible.
4. Generic superhero
Use Sharpie to draw first letter of child's name on an old pillowcase. Tie pillowcase around child's neck. This costume also builds character.
5. Olympic swimmer
6. Overprotected child
Helmet, knee pads, participation trophy. Bonus: your kid will be really safe all night.
Start a small fire in a room in your house you don't use very much. When firemen arrive, ask if you can borrow their hat and place hat on child. Take some photos to send to Grandma.
8. Extraterrestrial masquerading as a human to gather intelligence on our species
Ordinary street clothes with something slightly amiss, like a sweater worn inside-out.
9. Whatever your child actually wants to be this year
Drive to store, purchase costume. Eat candy.