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Creative Costumes for Halloween from The Southerly

three kids dressed up as witches

October in Towson, MD is a lovely place to be, whether you are hanging out in your apartment at The Southerly or you are out and about the area. Chances are you’ve seen signs of the upcoming Halloween holiday all around with pumpkins, spooks, spectres, and of course candy and treats popping up all over the place. Have you taken time to figure out what you and your family members will be wearing to any Halloween gatherings? If you have, great! If not, we have some ideas for costumes we hope will spark your imagination for coming up with the perfect costume this year.

Couples Costumes


Yo ho ho - being a pirate is a super easy-to-pull-off costume idea for couples for Halloween. You can both be pirates, or one can be a pirate and the other a wench. Have fun and brush up on your pirate-speak, because it’s an important part of your character.

Flapper and Gangster

A timeless combination, and it’s easy to nail the look with a few well chosen pieces, hats, hairstyles, and accessories. We love the whole 1920s look. Hello, Charleston.

Group Costumes

Characters from popular or classic movies are a good choice when it comes to doing a group costume. For example, everyone could dress up as a character from The Wizard of Oz or The Addams Family, or even as characters from a Disney movie like Toy Story. For more ideas, browse through the groups and theme pages at Halloween Express.

The Mystery Machine

This is a cute group costume you can put together easily, especially if you happen to have clothes that might fit the other Scooby Doo characters (and if you don’t, you can buy them online or at a nearby thrift shop with little hassle). Make the Mystery Machine out of cardboard, paint, printouts of the logo,, glue, and construction paper.

Kids’ Costumes

Gumball Machine Costume from Inchmark

This creative and adorable costume is fun and easy to make. What you will need: a red long-sleeve shirt, a red beanie hat, a red skirt, red tights, grey felt, thread and sewing needle, white felt, a large clear plastic bowl, a plastic plate, a small plastic bowl, hot glue, and gumballs.

Last Minute Spider Costume from Mad in Crafts

Transform your child into a giant spider with just a few items that you can find at your local thrift store or dollar store. You will need: a black hoodie, black gloves, googly eyes, adhesive dots, two pairs of black knee-high socks, monofilament, and a large sewing needle.

We hope you have an amazing month! Thanks for being a part of our apartment community here at The Southerly.