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Halloween is a fun and exciting time of year, especially for kids, but it can also break the bank and take a lot of time. The 5 easy costume ideas below will help you transform everyday clothes into awesome Halloween costumes.

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Drawing inspiration from the beloved children’s book character Madeline (above), grab a blue dress and start from there, embellishing with a straw hat and a bright red ribbon tied around the neck. Your little one will be transformed into her favorite storybook character in no time.


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Starting with a basic white top or dress you can make a variety of fun costumes. The Twister costume above is a great example: grab a white ensemble and cut out green, yellow, and red construction paper circles, hot glue them to your top and voila, you’ve got a fun costume. Bonus points if you have a Twister board that you can glue to a headband to make a cute hat.


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To channel the iconic Rosie the Riveter, grab a blue button down and a pair of jeans. Any red bandana will work to top off your outfit.

Is your child the quiet type? If so, a mime costume might be just the ticket. Grab a striped shirt and go. All you’ll need to finish off the look is a little face paint.

Want to be scary but not too scary on Halloween? A scarecrow costume will fit the bill. Pull on some overalls, or jeans, and pair with a plaid shirt. You’ll want to accessorize with some straw accents and will get bonus points for sewing patches onto your denim.

What are you and your family wearing for Halloween this year? Don’t forget to peruse our whole Halloween collection for costumes and orange and black pieces perfect for the holiday. Share your Halloween costumes with the hashtag  #SchoolaStyle and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to earn 25% off. Get the details here.


When Turi was little, her favorite part of school was actually the homework! She wanted to be a veterinarian, a ballerina, and a writer. Now that she’s a grownup she can be found eating her way through the Bay Area or with her nose in a book in the library. She likes jogging to brunch or burgers, and then ending her day working on writing her own “Great American Novel.”