Kids Halloween Costumes

Bag of Bones Skeleton Costume

Look, Mom. No skin! This easy skeleton costume adds a spark of spook to your kids' Halloween.

Turn up the spook factor and let your kids flaunt what they've got -- on the inside -- with this sinister skeleton kids' Halloween costume. No sewing, stitching, or bandaging required.

What You'll Need

  • Black sweat suit
  • Black gloves
  • White fabric marker
  • White glow-in-the-dark fabric paint
  • Small paintbrush
  • Nontoxic face paints: white and gray or black


  1. Using a skeleton illustration as reference (see Haunted Hint below), draw or trace bones in their places on the black sweat suit and gloves with a fabric marker. Let dry, then fill in the bones with glow-in-the-dark paint. Let dry again and paint another coat if necessary for complete, opaque coverage and solid, white bones.
  2. When Halloween arrives, use nontoxic face paints to paint child's face white -- like a skull. Use gray or black paint (and a separate paintbrush!) around the child's eyes and mouth to create "empty" sockets and complete the spooktacular living skeleton effect. And don't forget a spooky hairstyle straight from the grave.

Still not scared? Then what could be better than a ghoulish graveyard ghost? Continue to the next page to transform your child into a shadow of his former self. 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.