Kids Halloween Costumes

Angel and Devil Headbands

Angel or devil? Either way, the headgear is a snap.

Whether the Halloween party starts in 15 minutes or your kid feels a little shy about sporting a full-fledged costume, these easy to make kids' Halloween costumes require little more than a headband and some craft supplies. Or, if you happen to have a force of good or evil inhabiting your house, use these headbands as the starting point for a more elaborate angel or devil costume.

Heavenly Halos

What You'll Need

  • Lightweight silver gift ribbon
  • White, pink, or lavender chenille stem
  • Wire cutters (adult use only)
  • Inexpensive headband
  • 4-inch length of 20-gauge wire
  • Optional: additional ribbons


  1. Make a halo by entwining lightweight silver gift ribbon with a white, pink, or lavender chenille stem. Bend the two into a circle.
  2. Use wire cutters to attach the circle to an inexpensive headband by twisting a 4-inch length of 20-gauge wire around the headband and the halo.
  3. Add ribbon streamers, if you'd like, for an even more angelic look.

Prefer a slightly darker look? Try a devil's headband instead...

Devilishly Fun Headbands

What You'll Need

  • Red chenille stems
  • Funnel
  • Cool-temperature glue gun, glue sticks
  • Inexpensive headband


  1. Coil red chenille stems around the pointed end of the funnel to make the horns.
  2. Using the cool-temperature glue gun, attach the horns to an inexpensive headband.

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To learn more about fun and easy Halloween activities, see:

  • Halloween Crafts: Whether hosting a spooky party or looking to keep little goblins entertained, visit this site for easy arts and crafts directions.
  • Halloween Decorations: Bring Halloween holiday spirit to any location when you create these fun and festive decorations.
  • Halloween Masks: For a quick, fun costume and a disguise, follow these tips for creating your own Halloween masks.
  • Halloween Games: There's more to Halloween than eating candy! Get your party guests moving with these ghoulish games.
  • Halloween Recipes: Spooky treats that are good to eat... find out how to concoct delicious delights here.
  • How Halloween Works: Discover the history and traditions behind trick-or-treating and more. Check out this site to learn what Halloween is all about.