Avoid the Halloween costume horrors with cool themes that last.
Spookily good style
We’ve been searching for some spookily good styles, without the screams, to keep them looking fabulous during the pumpkin season - and beyond. We've picked the top themes to wear all year.
Snow Queen, Fairy Queen and Princess
The super-luxe face of Halloween. Paint their face with some white face paints and, Lo… Ghoulish glam, with a gorgeous cape to wear all season. Or keep it princess perfect with a tiara, girly accessories and tiny heels. Because every little girl wants a cape like this. And if we’re honest, most mum’s do too.
Silver Sequin Cape, £223, Pearl Lowe at Selfridges.
If they don’t want to dress up in a scary outfit, let your own little monster save the planet instead. And if these socks don’t save the day, what will? Superhero socks, cute cape and pair of pants over their trousers? They’ll be flying all year... (A-hem).
Rusty Socks, £22, Stella McCartney.
Bears and Monsters
Monsters are classic frighteners. From Frankenstein to furry monsters, via the Gruffalo, where better than to get their scare inspiration than a real bear? This fabulous bear sweatshirt will put the roar into any Halloween party and work well for playtime, too.
Bear Basic Sweatshirt, £36, Popupshop at Junior Edition, Junior Design Award Winners 2016.
Cats are always a safe choice. You can dress them up or dress them down. But, whether it’s all black, or a stripey affair, team with these extremely sleek velvet cat boots for sports-luxe style. Perfect for girls or boys and guaranteed to look cool all winter long.
Incey Purrrfect High Tops, £195, Charlotte Olympia.
Stripey legs, all-in-one outfits, or just a cheeky accessory, stripes are the pattern of choice for Halloween. Prisoner, 1920s gangster, Beetlejuice, whatever your theme, team a stylish suit with a simple tee and a face painted skull for a dose of glam-horror. We don’t know if that’s a thing, but kids look great in stripes. And afterwards, they’re rocking the French chic. Mais oui.
Striped cotton teeshirt, £40, Burberry.
Children love a onesie. And children love bats (well, in superhero form!). Whether they are a Batman fan, or a self proclaimed Batgirl, what cosier way to celebrate Halloween than with a bat onesie with detachable cape? When they’ve finished at their Halloween party, they can (for a change) keep it on as long as they like. Hurrah.
Bat Fleece Onesie, from £20, John Lewis.