Scaringly cute Halloween costume ideas for children

With the likes of Hilary Duff, Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie taking their little pumpkins out to celebrate the autumn festivities, we've been inspired to take a look at some of the best Halloween outfits for children this year.

Halloween is a time for dressing up and having fun, and whether you and your little mischief choose to go spooky or cute whilst trick-or-treating, make sure you enjoy the festivities with some home party tricks.

Crack out the face paints to create those ghoulsome faces, treat your kids to some scary snacks and don't forget a bag for collecting all those sweets.

Take a look at our photo gallery for some adorable costume ideas for your little spooks...

Make sure your very own pumpkin patch kid stays warm and visible this autumn with a vibrant orange puff suit such as this 

This woven scarecrow hat is the sweetest way to dress up a newborn with a scarey twist 

Let your kids fly around to collect their sweets with strap-on wings and a matching coloured trick-or-treat bag so no-one will forget which pack belongs to who 

Children never turn down a chance to get messy with colours and crafts. So get out the surface sheets and aprons and let the little monsters go wild with the face-paints 

Costumes as cute as this bug suit with springy antennae will make party guests shriek with delight. And don't forget to ask your little pests to help with making some homemade paper-bats to hang from the ceiling 

Be inspired by your children's favourite TV shows for a costume which they will want to wear again and again 

Whether you choose to go all out in costume or stick to the basics with simple themed mittens and hats, it'll be easy to get your kids involved in this fun-filled holiday 

With zoo animals you can buy a full outfit, or just the mask, hat, paws or other accessories. Alternatively source patterned fabric online and design your own homemade costume. If you do it yourself, you'll have a fun, creative costume that's sure to fit 


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