Forget nasty neon nylon and plastic masks. Here are some super-stylish Halloween costume ideas that your little one will want to wear again and again.
What could be more spooky than a ghoulish ghost? You could, of course, cut two holes in a sheet, but Couverture has a ready-made version that doubles up as a towel for post-bathtime hauntings,Â Â£29.
Gap’s glow-in-the-dark skeleton pyjamas, Â£15.95,Â are a perennial favourite (and what Alfie will be wearing this year). Snap them up quick as they always sell out.Aspiring batboys, girls (or vampires) may want to opt for this simple but effective hat/mask by Oeuf at Little Fashion Gallery,Â â‚¬40.
I can’t think of many little girls who wouldn’t jump at the chance of owning an Angel’s Face pettiskirt and this Jet Black version, Â£49,Â would transform your mini monster into a super-glamorous witch.
Talking of mini monsters, Fafu’s Handy are made of felted organic wool and comes with either three or four digits. They can be worn on hands or feet – or why not buy two sets and wear on both? Â£11 per pair in green or purple, Toyella.
If you’re a creative type, have a go at Alpha Mom’s amazing but surprisingly easy DIY bat costume – super cute. Plus children would probably love wearing a top with wings afterwards.
A pointy hat can take a plain black outfit from goth to witch and wizard. Loving these purple bat-adorned numbers I discovered over on Etsy. Â£8.32 plus about Â£3 shipping to the UK.
For the too-cool-for-Halloween dressing up tot, there’s Stella MacCartney’s subtle, stylish (and glow-in-the-dark) ghoul t-shirt.Â Â£28, Alex & Alexa.
I posted about the wonderful Zid Zid Kids last week and here they are again with the utterly marvellous Zorro mask and cape, available in gold or silver,Â $40.
Finally, I know they’re not understated or particularly alternative, but you’ve got to love a sequinned mask in any form, no? Devil, pumpkin or black cat? A bargainÂ Â£4.99 each, The Contemporary Home at Not on the High Street.