It’s already October and I’m so inundated with Halloween for my kids I haven’t even given my Halloween costume a single thought.
We adults do that. We wait until the last minute and then hurry up and try to throw something together last minute when it’s time to trick-or-treat with our kiddos.
One of my favorite quick ways to pull a costume together is to be a popular TV show character. Often TV show costumes require only a few extra purchases and the outcome is too fun! This year I’m debating between these seven different TV show Halloween costumes. Which one would you pick?
Looking for a kids’ costume that doesn’t require mad sewing or crafting skills? These easy DIY Halloween costumes for kids will do the trick!
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1. “Orange is the New Black”
I saw this idea on “Live with Kelly” and thought it was hysterical! All you need is some orange or tan scrubs, messy hair, and an attitude to get you in tune with your prison side.
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2. Olivia Pope from "Scandal"
“Scandal” is one of the hottest shows on TV and as we all anxiously await its return, we can channel our Ms. Fix Everything personality and sport some class on Halloween night. A long coat, a glass of wine, and a permanent half smile makes you the perfect Olivia to clean up any issues on Halloween night.
3. Lori Grimes from "The Walking Dead"
What’s better than zombies on Halloween night? But don’t be an ordinary zombie, be one from the hit TV show that has everyone tweeting their shock once a week!
4. Melisandre from “Game of Thrones”
Hit the Halloween aisle and choose the longest red wig you can. Add a long red dress or even a red cloak, paint your face a little paler, and you can walk with your head high on Halloween night as one of the most popular characters from Game of Thrones!
5. Olivia Benson from “Law & Order: SVU”
We all need a little protection Halloween night to make sure everyone gets home safely, so having the number one detective from “Law & Order: SVU” on the streets is just smart.
Olivia Benson is easy to pull off with black slacks, a black top, possible a black blazer or trench coat, and a police badge that can be purchased at any prop shop. As for hair, she’s had it all! Long, short, and in the middle. Add perfect makeup and maybe a partner dressed all in black as the classic Stabler, and you’re on your way!
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6. Bernadette & Howard from “The Big Bang Theory”
Your inner nerd can come out this Halloween and everyone will love it! Grab a floral skirt and solid-colored cardigan, then mismatch them with some bold tights for the perfect Bernadette or Amy flair.
Add some chunky glasses and a partner that can be Sheldon or Howard and win the costume wars with pride!
7. Joyce Byers from “Stranger Things”
If your family is hooked on Netflix’s newest original series, this DIY costume is perfect for the Mom and Dad who go trick-or-treating with their kids.
Shop thrift stores for an old beige shirt (floral print gets bonus points), an old phone, and an army green jacket. Use black paint or marker for the letters, then string Christmas lights around yourself and get ready to send out messages from the Upside Down!diy / 7 TV Show Costumes for Moms Who Dress Up With Their Kids