08 Oct

Written by Kristin on October 8, 2015

Parenting on a budgetWith Halloween just a few weeks away, it’s time to get your costumes sorted. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably told yourself you won’t wait until the absolute last possible moment again – so whilst there’s still time to order it online, save yourself the trouble of going to the shops!

Whether your children are old enough to have distinct opinions on their costume, or you’ve got wee ones who you can dress up as just about anything, we’ve got loads of costume ideas under £20 so you don’t have to blow your budget on Halloween this year. Next week, look for more costume ideas for the grown ups!

Big Kids

If you’ve got a pirate-obsessed kid, these pirate girl or pirate boy costumes will tick all of the boxes! Both versions are available in sizes up to 11-12 years at George at Asda (from £10).

Your little ladybird will look sweet in this Marks & Spencer ladybird costume – loving the spotty red tutu! Priced from £14, it’s available in sizes up to 11-12.

Don’t forget about the teens! Jokers Masquerade have an amazing teen witch costume (£18.99) with a neon corset-style dress, perfect for a Halloween party. Or for the guys, check out this zombie groom at Party Delights (£13.99) – add some white face paint and fake blood for scary makeup!

Little Kids

This Light up pumpkin (£8 at George at Asda) will be perfect for your little pumpkin from 1-4 years of age. It includes a hooded pumpkin and striped trousers, and if your child is one of those who hates things on his head, at least you can leave the hood bit down and he’ll still look like a pumpkin!

Fly away like a spooky bat with this toddler bat costume at Party Delights. The jumpsuit with matching wings and attached hood make it an easy costume for kids to slip into, and even better, it’s only £8.99!

For the monster lovers out there, check out this toddler Frankenstein costume at Jokers Masquerade (£19.99). It’s got everything you need for a spooky costume, from top, jacket, and trousers to shoe covers and headpiece.

Roar like a dragon in this fun red dragon costume at M&S (from £14), for kids 3-8 years. The sleeveless design allows you to layer a warm outfit underneath.


A great bit about babies on Halloween? You don’t need a proper costumes, and you can use them over and over again throughout the month as a regular outfit! A Halloween-themed babygrow or outfit will do just fine, like this Disney Monsters Inc. sleepsuit or “Mummy’s little pumpkin” tutu all-in-one (both £7 at George at Asda). Over at M&S, this skeleton-print onesie is another cosy option, at just £10.

If you’ve got your mind set on an actual costume, you don’t have to spend loads on something he or she will never wear again. This Lil Dracula costume is just £11.99 at Jokers Masquerade, complete with jumpsuit, cape, and bow tie. Or, head over to Party Delights for an amazingly cute little monster velour all-in-one suit (£17.99) – it’s even got little claws on the feet!

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