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Inexpensive Halloween Costumes for You and Your Child

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 19-09-2008

It’s that time of year again when ghosts and goblins roam the streets. Halloween brings out the child in all of us so get into the spirit and collaborate with your child to wear a tag team costume set. Here are some ideas for Halloween costumes that are easy to execute:

Dumbledore and Harry Potter

Any child who knows and loves Harry Potter (which is the majority of children out there) will enjoy if his father dresses up as the all-knowing Dumbledore. You will need to don a robe, a beard, and a wig. As Harry Potter, your child can wear a robe, cape, glasses, the wizard hat, and a fake scar on his forehead. Both of you should have wands for your Halloween costumes.

If you have a daughter who would prefer not to dress up as a boy then she can be Hermione. She could make her hair frizzy and wear preppy clothing like a private school uniform. Don’t forget the robe.

The Skipper and Gilligan

Enter the world of Gilligan’s Island by dressing up as the Skipper and Gilligan for your Halloween costumes. You can easily wear a blue shirt with a white collar, khaki pants, and a captain’s hat. Your child will play the part of Gilligan by wearing a red shirt with a white collar and a sailor hat.

Dr. Evil and Mini Me

The clichéd phrase, “The apple does not fall far from the tree” can apply to Halloween costumes as well. In Austin Powers, Dr. Evil and his Mini Me are an unbeatable tag team. If you want to keep your Halloween costumes as simple as possible then you and your child can just wear identical clothing. If you’re interested in mimicking the characters more closely then go to your local costume store or search online to find a more authentic ensemble.