candy instead! These easy-to-pull-off costumes cost less than a movie date.
Rosie the Riveter
You probably wear that chambray shirt weekly anyway, so why not turn it into a costume?
Red bandana, $2.49, Party City stores.
It might not be the most original costume, but it’s still the most popular. Every little girl we know wants to be a princess for Halloween. Really. Every. Little. Girl.
Girl’s butterfly princess costume, $10.50, Target stores.
Because Spidey never goes out of style. And your kid probably loved his latest movie.
Spider-Man child Halloween costume, $11.97, Walmart stores.
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Just add your craziest shoes.
Lady Gaga costume, $25, JC Penney stores.
Indulge your love of Star Wars before he’s too old to protest.
Yoda costume 2T-4T, $16.15, Target stores.
Scooby Doo's Daphne
Your best friend will probably want to be Velma, cause that's an equally cute but flattering costume, too.
Daphne Halloween costume, $17.49, Sears stores.
Morton Salt Girl
Grab your little one an umbrella, Mary Janes and a yellow slicker. (Hopefully you’ve already got all that in the storage room.)
Hooded yellow poncho, $6.97, Walmart stores.
Use this holiday to herald the “holidays” in early. Pair a romper with the requisite hat.
Santa onesie, $11.99, Children’s Place stores.
This one’s for the real goofballs.
Hot Dog adult Halloween costume, $19.97, Walmart stores.
Just add a beanie to this striped shirt and you’re set.
Striped T-shirt, $18, American Apparel stores.
It's the best--you get to be all covered up, but you still look pretty.
Athena costume, $20, JC Penney stores.
My Little Pony
Strap this on, spray your hair with neon color, sprinkle on some glitter and carry your hairbrush.
Inflatable unicorn horn, $10, Urban Outfitters stores.
What you wear doesn't matter; all you really need to do is double up on eyeliner and chose a pair of giant earrings.
Chandelier earrings, $5, at Arden B stores.
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