Advertising
Advertising

Last Minute Cute and Creepy Halloween Costumes for Kids (For Under $25)

Last Minute Cute and Creepy Halloween Costumes for Kids (For Under $25)

Every year, kids in cute (or scary) costumes running around in Halloween, collecting candy and playing with friends. It’s the night to have fun! But for parents, deciding Halloween costumes for kids could be a challenge.

Parents need to know where to shop. If you’re going on a weekend, it can be busy and the costumes can be picked over. Costumes can get expensive, and your kids probably won’t want to repeat costumes of previous years. If there is a “hot costume” in a given year, that might be hard to find or the price will be jacked up. Making your own costumes is time-consuming and can also be costly in terms of acquiring everything you need

A lot of these issues tend to surface last-minute as opposed to early October.

What if I told you, though, that we could offer you various costume ideas for under $25? At least one of the following options should help solve any stress related to the costume selection process.

1. JollyCreek Unisex Children Unicorn Pyjamas Halloween Cosplay Kids Onesie Costume

    Soft and comfortable flannel material that also works well at children’s sleepovers, this is a cute unicorn costume that comes in various colors including blue, pink, and rose.

    JollyCreek Unisex Children Unicorn Pyjamas, $23.99

    2. Favorite Emoji Costumes for Adults & Kids

    Advertising

      You can dress up as the poop emoji, the devil, the heart smile, the kiss heart, the laugh cry, or the tongue wink. Child and adult sizes are available so that it can be a real family event.

      Favorite Emoji Costumes for Adults & Kids, $12.97

      3. Li’l Unicorn Cape Toddler Costume

        This version only comes in white, but it’s brand new — and again, if you want to own the Christmas card game this holiday season, you will dominate it with a cute picture of your child in an unicorn costume.

        Li’l Unicorn Cape Toddler Costume, $24.75

        4. Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Deluxe Child’s Stormtrooper Costume and Mask

          Remember, there’s a new Star Wars coming out a few weeks after Halloween, so this is likely to be a “hot costume” this year.

          Child’s Stormtrooper Costume and Mask, $18.07

          5. Vogvigo Halloween Vampire Bat Costume

            OK, bats are less adorable than unicorns — but this costume is very sleek (70% Polyester fiber) and has an added bonus. If your child doesn’t know about bats or is potentially afraid of them, this could help educate them on the pros of the animal.

            Advertising

            Vogvigo Halloween Vampire Bat Costume, $17.99

            6. Forum Novelties Children’s Unisex Headless Costume

              This one is a little bit freaky to look at, but don’t worry — no one is actually beheading your child. A harness is hidden under the robe, and elastic bands go underneath armpit and Velcro to plastic neck to hold up harness.

              Forum Novelties Children’s Unisex Headless Costume, $23.48

              7. California Costumes Children’s Toys Evil Jester

                If you’re going for scary, this one might be a good bet. It makes your child look like a freaky jester with a skeleton face/smile and a scary black/white color combo on the costume itself.

                California Costumes Children’s Toys Evil Jester , $20.98

                8. Ballpark Frank Hot Dog Children’s Food Halloween Costume

                  You’ll — wait for the pun! — relish your child’s experience having a — wait for it! — footlong of fun in this costume.

                  Ballpark Frank Hot Dog Children’s Food Halloween Costume, $9.99

                  9. Big Boys’ Inflatable Ostrich Costume

                  Advertising

                    It looks like your child is riding the ostrich, but you could also walk or dance with it. If your child is into animals and learning about animals, this could be a good idea.

                    Big Boys’ Inflatable Ostrich Costume, $22.84

                    10. Creeper Classic Minecraft Costume

                      Your child becomes the geometric patterns associated with Minecraft. Dancing in this costume might look a little bit like a Daft Punk show, but the price is right.

                      Creeper Classic Minecraft Costume, $17.74

                      11. SSORTE Deluxe Latex Full Head Hood Masque Halloween Adult and Kid’s Costume Accessory

                        Big, smiling, fun head with wide teeth — and family sets are available for the kids and parents. Kinda looks like a weird early Simpsons character in a way. Could frighten those in your neighborhood, will most likely cause laughs.

                        SSORTE Deluxe Latex Full Head Hood Masque, $14.49

                        12. Girl Vampires Halloween Costume Dress

                          What’s scarier, or more color-coordinated, than a girl dressed up as a vampire? With a little help of a scary makeup, here goes the scariest girl vampire.

                          Advertising

                          Girl Vampires Halloween Costume Dress, $24.97

                          13. Halloween Kids’ Transylvanian Vampire Costume

                            The three pieces are a top, pants, cape with attached vest and collar. This version of a vampire costume is a little bit more boy-friendly, but could be pulled off as unisex. The cape is the added element here.

                            Halloween Kids’ Transylvanian Vampire Costume, $20

                            14. Child KISS Rocker Costume – The Demon Large

                              Use this opportunity to teach your child about music history, rock and roll, showmanship, and more as you dress them up like the rockers KISS.

                              Child KISS Rocker Costume – The Demon Large, $24.95

                              15. Rubies Punk Zombie Child Costume

                                This one might scare the neighborhood, or make them think your child is recruiting for a new punk band to rival The Ramones.

                                Rubies Punk Zombie Child Costume, $19.78

                                We hope some of these suggestions are helpful. If you have other good ideas, leave them in the comments.

                                Featured photo credit: Picjumbo via picjumbo.com

                                More by this author

                                Brian Lee

                                Chief of Product Management at Lifehack

                                100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier 10 Best New Products That People Don’t Know About Book Summary: The Power of Habit in 2 Minutes 1 Minute Book Summary: How To Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less 2 Minutes Book Summary: Thinking Fast and Slow

                                Trending in Restore Energy

                                1 7 Signs You’re Burnt Out and How to Bounce Back 2 7 Simple Ways to Cope with Stress at Work and Stop Worrying 3 What’s the Best Nap Length for the Biggest Brain Benefit? 4 How to Sleep for Improved Health and Productivity 5 11 Simple and Effective Ways to Manage Stress

                                Read Next

                                Advertising
                                Advertising
                                Advertising

                                Last Updated on July 16, 2019

                                6 Effective Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills

                                6 Effective Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills

                                Have you ever thought of yourself as a problem solver? I’m guessing not. But in reality, we are constantly solving problems. And the better our problem solving skills are, the easier our lives are.

                                Problems arise in many shapes and forms. They can be mundane, everyday problems, or larger more complex problems:

                                What to have for dinner tonight?

                                Which route to take to work?

                                How to fix a project that’s running behind schedule?

                                How to change from an uninspiring job to a career you’re really passionate about?

                                Every day, you’ll be faced with at least one problem to solve. But it gets easier when you realize that problems are simply choices. There’s nothing ‘scary’ about them other than having to make a decision.

                                Advertising

                                No matter what job you’re in, where you live, who your partner is, how many friends you have, you will be judged on your ability to solve problems. Because problems equal hassles for everyone concerned. And people don’t like hassle. So the more problems you can solve, the less hassle all-round, the happier people are with you. Everyone wins.

                                Why Are Problem Solving Skills Important?

                                Problem is something hard to understand or accomplish or deal with. It can be a task, a situation, or even a person. Problem solving involves methods and skills to find the best solutions to problems.

                                Problem solving is important because we all have decisions to make, and questions to answer in our lives. Amazing people like Eleanor Roosevelt, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., are all great problems solvers. Good parents, teachers, doctors and waiters all have to be good at solving different sort of problems as well.

                                Problem solving skills are for our everyday lives.

                                How to Enhance Problem Solving Skills

                                Most people believe that you have to be very intelligent in order to be a good problem solver, but that’s not true.

                                You don’t have to be super smart to be a problem solver, you just need practice.

                                When you understand the different steps to solve a problem, you’ll be able to come up with great solutions.

                                Advertising

                                1. Focus on the Solution, Not the Problem

                                Neuroscientists have proven that your brain cannot find solutions if you focus on the problem.[1] This is because when you focus on the problem, you’re effectively feeding ‘negativity,’ which in turn activates negative emotions in the brain. These emotions block potential solutions.

                                I’m not saying you should ‘ignore the problem,’ instead, try to remain calm. It helps to first, acknowledge the problem; and then, move your focus to a solution-oriented mindset where you keep fixed on what the ‘answer’ could be, rather than lingering on ‘what went wrong’ and ‘who’s fault it is’.

                                2. Adapt 5 Whys to Clearly Define the Problem

                                5 Whys is a problem solving framework to help you get to the root of a problem.

                                By repeatedly asking the question “why” on a problem, you can dig into the root cause of a problem, and that’s how you can find the best solution to tackle the root problem once and for all. And it can go deeper than just asking why for five times.

                                For example:

                                If the problem is “always late to work”…

                                • Why am I late to work?
                                  I always click the snooze button and just want to go on sleeping.
                                • Why do I want to go on sleeping?
                                  I feel so tired in the morning.
                                • Why do I feel tired in the morning?
                                  I slept late the night before, that’s why.
                                • Why did I sleep late?
                                  I wasn’t sleepy after drinking coffee, and I just kept scrolling my Facebook feed and somehow I couldn’t stop.
                                • Why did I drink coffee?
                                  Because I was too sleepy at work in the afternoon, not having enough sleep the night before.

                                So there you see, if you didn’t try to dig out the root of the problem, you may just set a few more alarms and have it beep every five minutes in the morning. But in fact, the problem you need to solve is to quit Facebook surfing endlessly at night so you’ll feel more energetic in the day time, and you won’t even need coffee.

                                Advertising

                                3. Simplify Things

                                As human beings, we have a tendency to make things more complicated than they need to be! Try simplifying your problem by generalizing it.

                                Remove all the details and go back to the basics. Try looking for a really easy, obvious solution – you might be surprised at the results! And we all know that it’s often the simple things that are the most productive.

                                4. List out as Many Solutions as Possible

                                Try to come up with ‘ALL POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS’ – even if they seem ridiculous at first. It’s important you keep an open mind to boost creative thinking, which can trigger potential solutions.

                                Coming from 10 years in the corporate advertising industry, it is drummed into you that ‘No idea is a bad idea’ and this aids creative thinking in brainstorms and other problem-solving techniques.

                                Whatever you do, do not ridicule yourself for coming up with ‘stupid solutions’ as it’s often the crazy ideas that trigger other more viable solutions.

                                5. Think Laterally

                                Change the ‘direction’ of your thoughts by thinking laterally. Pay attention to the saying,

                                ‘You cannot dig a hole in a different place by digging it deeper.”

                                Try to change your approach and look at things in a new way. You can try flipping your objective around and looking for a solution that is the polar opposite!

                                Even if it feels silly, a fresh and unique approach usually stimulates a fresh solution.

                                6. Use Language That Creates Possibility

                                Lead your thinking with phrases like ‘what if…’ and ‘imagine if…’ These terms open up our brains to think creatively and encourage solutions.

                                Avoid closed, negative language such as ‘I don’t think…’ or ‘But this is not right…’.

                                The Bottom Line

                                There’s nothing scary about a problem when you start to adapt my advice.

                                Try not to view problems as ‘scary’ things! If you think about what a problem really is, it’s really just feedback on your current situation.

                                Every problem is telling you that something is not currently working and that you need to find a new way around it.

                                Advertising

                                So try to approach problems neutrally – without any judgment. Practice focusing on defining a problem, keep calm and not to make things too complicated.

                                More About Problem Solving

                                Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

                                Reference

                                [1] Planet of Success: Problem vs Solution Focused Thinking

                                Read Next