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Children’s Halloween costumes that won’t break the bank

Be unique without the scary price tag this spooky season.

Halloween is so much fun – what child doesn’t love dressing up?

These costumes make it cheaper and easier.

So click through for a bit of inspiration!

Bulldozer driver

A little bit of cardboard goes a long way to make a train or car or bulldozer – get your child involved with some toilet paper rolls and a couple of shoeboxes! You could even take another approach and be a present, or even a cellphone.

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Bandit

Using your child’s existing wardrobe is a free way to make what can often be cool costumes

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Mr Potato head

Pinning shapes to an oversized tshirt can result in a myriad of easy costumes – this Mr Potato head option is particularly fun!

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Dracula

A little bit of makeup and a cape can be all you need.

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Monster

This clever mum got creative before her bub had even arrived.

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Pokemon

This child has dressed as his favourite Pokemon, Squirtle, with only cardboard, tape and polystyrene!

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Dalmatian

Makeup, a head band and some felt is all it took to transform this girl into a puppy!

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Minion

For some reason, kids love minions. If they have a yellow tshirt, overalls and a yellow hat, they can be one for Halloween. Try pinning an eye (or two) to the hat, or if you are brave, use yellow face paint instead – banana optional.

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Snapchat dog

If your kids have got involved with technology, they will know this set well!

Affix ears and nose to child and you are ready to go!

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Scarecrow

A couple of well placed accessories go a long way for this cute scarecrow!

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Superman

The chances are, your kid already has a super hero tshirt. Pop it under a shirt and tie and you are up, up and away!

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Mummy

This baby looks adorable in what is essentially just a well tied bandage.

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Pharoah

This hand painted mask goes well with a large white tshirt or even a sheet.

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Sadness

The character from inside out looks adorable and cosy.

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Pirate

Easy to make and always a hit!

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Hippie

Tie dye an old tshirt, or just pull an old one out of the cupboard and teach your little one how to pull a peace sign.

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Fairy bread

This is too cute.

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Joker

Your kid’s regular clothes will probably do to pull off a few famous characters. Just add hair and makeup.

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Sloth

This one is perfect for very young trick or treaters.

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