It’s that time of year again! The weather is cooling down, leaves are turning yellow and orange, and kids are thinking about what they want to be for Halloween. While Halloween 2020 is going to look different for everyone this year—kids and adults alike—because of the COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn’t mean we can’t dress up and have fun.
Children’s Minnesota is here to help you with fun, Halloween costume ideas that also keep your kids safe. Safety is the utmost importance right now, and face masks and coverings are a huge part of keeping everyone safe, so, as the governor says, Mask Up Minnesota!
Here’s how you can incorporate masks into your kid’s Halloween costume:
Health care hero
Make your life easy and have them dress up as a surgeon, doctor, nurse or anything in the medical field they desire! Masks are already part of the costume – how easy is that?
Draw a dog or cat face on a blank mask and wear cat or dog ears.
Add a color-matching face mask to any superhero costume.
Draw that round red nose on the mask and dress them up as a clown!
The classic homemade ghost costume made out of a white sheet is perfect for incorporating a face mask. No one will see the mask underneath the costume, so kids can pick any mask they like—Halloween themed or not.
Draw a mouth and mustache or beard on their mask and dress them up as a pirate, motorcyclist or a cowboy.
Draw a simple, easy pig nose on their mask. Then all you have to do is combine it with an all pink outfit. Don’t forget to add ears and a cute curly tail!
Draw a jack-o-lantern face on an orange mask. It’ll be the perfect finishing touch for any pumpkin costume.
Draw a beak and let your child color it in! You could even glue some craft feathers to the sides to complete the look—but make sure they don’t impair your child’s ability to see.
Decorate however you like
Turn your mask into an art project. You could glue on colorful sequins to their mask and let them sparkle all night, draw a scary monster, or make a homemade mask with fun Halloween fabric. Anything that makes your child feel Spooktacular works great!
Halloween is going to be different this year but that doesn’t mean it can’t be festive and fun! Try any of these mask ideas to complete your child’s costume.
Learn more about staying healthy and safe on Halloween: Safely celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic.