Halloween has always been a busy night in our house. The days and weeks leading to Halloween always got the kids excited. Over the years, my kids have dressed transformed into Disney princesses, ninjas, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Padme, pirates, gangster, Foxy from (Five Nights at Freddy’s) and kitty cats. And yes you are not imagining, there was a definite Star Wars theme for a few years.
In the beginning, it was all about the candy, but as my kids got older, Halloween became less about the sweets (unbelievable I know) and more about homemade costumes and looking for a good scare. Trick-or-treating has now been replaced with having teenage friends over to watch horror movies (sigh).
If your tween is looking for costume ideas, tune in to Netflix and check out these characters as a source of inspiration.
Eleven from Stranger Things – I have a feeling this will be one of the most popular costumes this Halloween. And it’s an easy one to throw together.
Jack or Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas – One of Tim Burton’s best, this continues to be one of my family’s favourite movies.
Dracula from Hotel Transylvania – The classic costume of Dracula never gets old.
Monster High Ghouls from Monster High Haunted – With so many Monster High ghouls to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
Even though my kids may not get as excited for trick-or-treating as they once were, my gang is always up for a good old-fashioned scare (but not too scary, yours truly can’t handle too much horror.) If you’re searching for age-appropriate shows, be sure to start with Netflix’s Stream and Scream Guide. Happy Halloween!!
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Disclosure: As a member of Netflix Canada’s Stream Team, I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. As always, all opinions are my own.
About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.