Halloween is but once a year so it makes sense to go all out and have fun, y’know – for the kids. Whether it’s a party, trick or treating or just championing this spooktacular time of year, Churchill Square has plenty of costume ideas.
There is a bunch of ideas for kids and big kids in the Centre. You can pick up some fun and affordable baskets and little treats for the critters that may knock on your door from Tiger and Superdrug. But my favourite places to shop for the kid’s costumes are Claire’s, H&M Kids and Mothercare.
I love the idea of buying my children ghoulish clothing to wear throughout October as Halloween draws nearer, to get them (and OK, me), excited about the event. Mothercare and H&M Kids have some cool spook-inspired outfits that they can wear everyday. From bat embossed joggers and dresses to pumpkin baby rompers – everyone can get involved with the fun, whatever their age. This bat t-shirt glows in the dark which would add a new dimension to hide and seek for toddlers.
Claire’s has a plethora of costumes, accessories, colouful wigs, false vampire teeth and fake blood, skeleton gloves, witch’s hats and even face tattoos. Don’t worry, the latter is a stenciled temporary solution you simply remove with baby oil. There are a range of designs you can sport using rhinestones, glitter and devilish disguises. It saves on the hassle of makeup and the time and skill in applying it. This way, it’s all done for you, just stick it on.
Numerous ideas for costumes can be found. Why not help the kids become their favourite book character? The cat and witch duo, Meg and Mog and Harry Potter are all possible.
So, who are you dressing up as? Have fun. x
Claire’s Glitter Bat Face Tattoo, £5
Claire’s Horned Flower Headband, £12
Claire’s Long Skeleton Gloves, £7.50
H&M Kids Tulle bat dress, £17.99 1.5-10 years
H&M Kids Skeleton costume, £14.99 2-10 years
H&M Kids Wizard fancy dress costume, £14.99 1.5 – 12 years.
Mothercare Pumpkin All in One Dress Up, £10-11, Halloween Bat Joggers, £8-9 and Halloween Glow in The Dark Bat T-Shirt, £5 all from newborn to 24 months.
Visit www.churchillsquare.com for the store guide to get in touch and find out more.