4 Top Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

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“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”


Halloween is upon us and we’re excited. While Halloween is not as widely celebrated as it is in the States, it still is fun to plan a spooky costume – especially for the kids.


If your area brings the ‘spook’ in Spooky and the ‘Hallo’ in Halloween, we have devised a list of a fun kid-friendly costume options. Since Eden on the Bay Mall is perfectly positioned next to our beloved Atlantic Ocean and West Coast, we decided to go for a “Seaside theme” – for obvious reasons.


Come and explore Eden on the Bay Mall. You might find the perfect Halloween accessory that puts your kids’ costumes next level.


4 Top Halloween Kid Costumes (By the Sea)


1.     Moana

This animated island movie has been rated as one of the best animations in the last couple of years. Moana is the fearless daughter of the Chief of a Polynesian tribe who sets out to save her people and fulfil an ancient request from her ancestors.




You can either rent or make this outfit your own. If you are going the DIY route, you will need:

  • Peach or red linen fabric
  • White or cream fabric
  • Seashell necklace (available at the Big Bay Seashells Company)
  • Red, yellow and blue paint
  • Triangle trim
  • Velcro
  • Grass skirt
  • Wig (if needed)


Here is a free template to make your very own Moana skirt and shirt or you can simply head to Exclusive Tailors located the entrance of Eden on the Bay Mall.


Accessorise your outfit with beautiful and ornate bangles from Habiba or String Beads.



2.     Scuba Steve


Scuba Steve is the adorable ‘character’ in Big Daddy (starring Adam Sandler) who gets little Sebastian to take a bath. The character was invented by Adam Sandler and based on a doll he had when he was a child called ‘Diver Dan’.


Check out the Big Bay Surf store or Cabrinha Kiteboarding for some inspiration and advice from the friendly staff. Both stores are located conveniently on the Eden on the Bay promenade on either side of Kauai and Eden Café.

To make this adorable outfit you will need:

  • A red onesie (long sleeve)
  • Yellow material for the emblem and the flippers
  • Goggles
  • A 2 litre bottle
  • Black spray paint
  • Black pipe (can be attached to pacifier)


Click here for more inspiration.




3.     Ariel’s Mermaid Tail from The Little Mermaid


Every little girl’s dream was and still is to be a mermaid, and especially the red headed princess from ‘Under the Sea’ with her decorative starfish hairclip in her hair. This can be bought from Big Bay Seashells Company, located next to Boska Fashion at Eden on the Bay Mall.


There are two pieces to this outfit, namely the purple clam halter neck and the green mermaid tail. We got our tail inspiration from ‘Shabby Beach Nest’ who made an adorable Ariel tail for her daughter.

Source: Shabby Beach Nest


You will need a range of fabrics for this costume and Nicole from ‘Shabby Beach Nest’ recommends stretchy fabric that allows your child to walk easily and not get tired too quickly.


For the mermaid tail

  • Green tulle (preferably darker)
  • Green stretchy fabric
  • Green elastic sequins (for the green belt)
  • Green nylon thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Measuring tape
  • Ruler
  • Pins

For the starfish hairclip

  • Hair clip
  • Starfish (buy from Big Bay Seashells Company at Eden on the Bay Mall)
  • Sponge or ribbon
  • Glue gun

For the purple clam top

For a more conservative look, paint the purple clams on a white T-shirt (as pictured below). If you want to go the authentic route, you can use a purple bikini top and glue a clam shaped creation on top.





4.     Octopus


Undoubtedly one of the cutest outfits for the little ones, this outfit is a tad on the difficult side and will require some form of sewing. If you do not own a sewing machine (or would rather not attempt) purchase four pairs of nylon tights in the same colour as the material that can be stuffed with stuffing.


You can purchase nylon tights and sewing kits from the Pick ‘n Pay located inside the Eden on the Bay Mall. Take a gander inside String Beads for an assortment of beads and materials to take your costume to the next level.


While a more complicated design, the final look is so completely adorable, all will remember and marvel at your great craftsmanship (thank you, YouTube tutorials and Pinterest!).


This cute outfit can be attempted in a variety of ways but we have chosen the design below with tentacles attached at the hip as it is relatively simple to master and many items can be easily found. Purchase the beanie from Tiffany and ? Boutique for an adorable finish to your ensemble.



For this costume you will need:

  • Material of your choosing
  • Stuffing
  • Elastic
  • Eyes
  • Matching beanie (excess fabric can be used as well)


So there you have it! Who said Halloween had to only be scary? Let your kids be cute instead!

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