Easy Toddler Halloween Costume

Halloween is fast approaching and to be honest, I have not prepared anything. We don’t really celebrate it, but I do want to dress him up because I never really had this when I was a kid. Plus when I was doing #JasperBean’s monthly baby photos, there was always a halloween photo. Now that he is a bit older, I’m allowing him to (a certain extent) decide what his halloween costume will be. He hasn’t quite grasped the concept of Halloween or why some people are decorating their garden with skulls, spiders and body pieces. While we were browsing for some potential costume ideas, he really wasn’t keen on anything scary, dark, furry, messy or halloween-y… So, we needed something quick and easy that he could get involved in as well! Here’s our easy toddler halloween costume for 2017. Hope you like it!

Re-use it, don’t lose it

#JasperBean love’s nothing more than cooking, so when I asked him to dress up in his favourite chef costume, he was more than co-operative! This was essential as I wanted him to enjoy Halloween, rather than be scared.

adorable little chef
This is definitely too adorable to be a halloween outfit!

Add some colour

To make it more halloween-y, we used Crayola Washable Ready Mix Paint to create some fake blood. I chose to use this particular paint as the name says it all – it’s washable.

Crayola Washable Ready Mix Paintlittle chef turn artist - Crayola Washable Ready Mix Paint
However if like us, you are getting your clothes stained, then be careful. You may want to patch test it first and also leave it in the washing machine for a couple of cycles to get all the paint off, and definitely don’t leave it on for too long. Here’s more information on how to remove washable paint from clothing and fabrics. However, in the image below, you can see that the paint has pretty much all come off and this was taken after only hand washing once with some soap. #Winning!

Toddler halloween costume Crayola paint before and after
The Mess and The Clean Up: After just hand washing it once, the paint has cleaned off pretty well. (close up in the middle image shows there is still a tinge of pink residue)

 

Once we had finished decorating his apron, we (or I), decided he needed to look a bit older for the part. So, I fished out the face paint and voilà!

toddler mugshot for halloween
Aged in seconds! Kind of looks like a mugshot as well. 😛

Setting the scene

Messing up the apron and getting a beard was just half the fun. #JasperBean loves his kitchen set and couldn’t resist getting his knives from the Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Shape N Slice Play Set to look the part. So I reciprocated with my chopping board and jelly babies!! Let the messy play commence!

Toddler chef/butcher halloween costume
I do not want to know what you’re looking at whilst holding that knife…
Toddler Halloween Costume
Getting into character

 

Toddler Butcher Halloween Costume
Eating jelly baby parts
Toddler Chef/butcher halloween costume
So much chopping, booboo (bunny), you’re next…

This really isn’t an attempt at creating a scary halloween costume, but it was definitely a friendly and easy toddler halloween costume. We had so much fun trying this look out. But next year, we will be bigger, better and definitely more demanding! Watch this space!

Thank you for reading and until next time,

Love, Msmamabean x

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32 comments

  1. Dionna Nicole Chambers

    Ok you are a genius! This is a great idea. Get messy? No problem. I can wash it easily. Best idea for a Toddler Costume!

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    1. MsMamaBean

      Aww thank you! ☺️ we all love to get messy don’t we? Halloween is such a great excuse to do this!

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  2. gloriagordon

    This is so cute!! I adore this idea. What a fun and creative way to a stress free costume!

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    1. MsMamaBean

      Totally agree! Minimal effort and a lot of fun!

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  3. Rhonda Albom

    This is creepily cute. We don’t celebrate that much in New Zealand, but when my girls were younger I would let them dress up. It was almost always the same every year – one went as a witch and the other as a fairy.

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    1. MsMamaBean

      I would love to dress him up as a witch… but he found that too scary and doesn’t really like anything on his head… he says it hides his hair 🤷🏻‍♀️

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  4. Susan Richardson

    You have the cutest model ever! Such a simple and clever idea. Loved the ‘5-o’clock shadow’!

    Susan
    thetinkeringspinster.com

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    1. MsMamaBean

      Thank you!! He does look bloody cute doesn’t he? Hehe

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  5. Patricia G.

    Cool costume. I love that your son had so much fun creating the costume and being in character! 🙂

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    1. MsMamaBean

      I think that was what mattered, that he had fun participating! The costume was probably just an excuse haha

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  6. RelentlesslyPurple

    This is absolutely brilliant!! So creative #familyfunlinky

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  7. Amanda

    That little chef outfit is so cute! Not sure I’m a fan of all the fake blood and guts, but I get where you’re going 🙂

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  8. blogofdadjames

    Nice idea! #ThatFridayLinky

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  9. Nicole

    Fab idea!!! Thanks for sharing.
    #Blogstravaganza

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  10. thetaleofmummyhood

    Aw this is a fab idea! Halloween is so much fun for them! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

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    1. MsMamaBean

      Thanks, I think the best ideas are those which are simple. Thanks for hosting x

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  11. Erica

    This is such a cute costume. He looked like he had so much fun putting it together. And I’m sure he got a kick out of having that little beard. Really original idea.

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  12. Eileen Mendoza Loya

    He looks so cute! I love the photos of him “chopping” the jelly. This proves that we don’t have to spend much on Halloween costumes. Just a little creativity goes a long way!

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    1. MsMamaBean

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked it too 😊

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  13. Alana - Burnished Chaos

    Such a great idea, and so simple!
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

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  14. Muffintopmummyblog

    Oh my word this is the cutest thing I’ve seen all day! I love the idea of having him help you make it. I might have to ‘borrow’ this idea in the future. Thank you for linking with #blogstravaganza

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    1. MsMamaBean

      Thank you! A little help goes a long way x

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  15. Angie

    He is adorable!! This is definitely a cute idea to do… especially for people who are really craft. Him chopping up the jelly was just too cute!

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    1. MsMamaBean

      Thank you! Minimal effort and you don’t need to be really crafty either! Give it a go x

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  16. Mayuri Saxena

    Awwww…he looks so adorable! This is a perfect idea for making Halloween special for toddlers too. I am going to try this with my daughter, I am sure she will have so much fun! (I will not make a beard though 😉

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    1. MsMamaBean

      Hahaha yes please give it a try! Getting them involved makes it so much more fun and special for them! I’m sure your daughter will look adorable with it without a beard! 😊

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  17. Nige

    Brilliant and so creative looking great Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

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  18. Kelly

    So funny and creative I love it

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  19. pinkonthecheek // Lauren

    What a sweet costume idea! It’s cheap, easy, and you probably have all the stuff at home – I love it!

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    1. MsMamaBean

      Yep! Cost me nothing this year! 😅

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  20. mackenzieglanville

    How can someone so super cute look so scary! Oh my gosh fab outfit idea, love this, thank you for linking up #ablogginggoodtime

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