How to Dress Like a Little Kid for Halloween

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Reconnect with your youth by dressing like a kid for Halloween.
Reconnect with your youth by dressing like a kid for Halloween. (Image: Photodisc/Valueline/Getty Images)

On Halloween, you get to dress up as something you're not, whether it's a tiger, a phantom or some inanimate object. People can choose to buy pre-made costumes at Halloween superstores or make their own costumes at home. Homemade costumes typically cost far less and often make for livelier conversation at parties. This year, try dressing up like a little kid for Halloween using items found around the house.

Things You'll Need

  • Assorted clothing
  • Hair accessories
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Backpack or purse

Boys

Put on a T-shirt displaying something boys have an interest in, such as "Star Wars," "Pokemon" or dragons. Wear a pair of jean shorts that end at your knees.

Mess up your hair to look like you've been horsing around with your friends on the playground. Or put on a "bowl" haircut wig before you head out for the night.

Put on some long white tube socks. Then add a pair of sporty shoes that light up when you hit the ground.

Carry a child's backpack on your back through the night. Again, the backpack should feature characters that show a boy's interests.

Girls

Wear a brightly colored ensemble, whether it's a dress or a shirt-and-shorts look. A colorful shirt that has unicorns or fairies on it works well.

Put your hair in pigtails. If you have bangs, brush them to the front of your forehead. Add colorful accessories like butterfly clips, barrettes and double ball hair ties.

Put on some anklet socks with frilly trim at the top. Wear a pair of pink or purple sneakers with the socks, or a pair of dress shoes with straps.

Place a small purse with a long strap over your shoulders. The purse should have a girly color and style to it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use brown eyeliner to add a few freckles across your nose and cheeks, and maybe a smudge of dirt.
  • If you're a parent, you and your child could dress like each other for Halloween.
  • Run around and act generally crazy--much like kids do.

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