Since we made homemade Glow in the Dark Puffy Paint and Halloween is weeks away, it’s time to stop decorating the house and start decorating our costumes! I LOVE Halloween so this post not only includes how to make Halloween costumes over the top and awesome, it also is a great way to help kids stay safe in the dark on Halloween night. I could see exactly where my kids where when the rest of the crowd blended into the dark. I loved being able to find them as they ran from house to house, and they loved glowing! Halloween is coming up fast, but you still have time because these DIY ideas are quick and easy!
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Ways to Make Kids Halloween Costumes Glow for Fun and Safety
To light up Little Dragon’s Optimus Prime costume I used E6000 237032 Craft Adhesive Glue-affiliate link to attach two battery operated Touch Lights-affiliate link. Before you use the glue make sure to put a piece of cardboard inside the costume so you don’t glue the costume together. As I glued I made sure to only attach the battery cover so I could replace the batteries later. Let the glue sit and dry, and then it’s ready to be worn. As he walks down the street his headlights are on so I’m sure everyone can see him. If your child is not being a car you could always find a spot a different costume that would work with this type of light. I totally can picture it being perfect for a Minion costume.
To light up Little Tiger’s fairy costume I used LED String Lights-affiliate link. All I did was drape them around her, secured the battery pack, and turned it on. It was simple and looked so pretty! LED lights come in different colors to match any costume and can be used again.
Light up accessories like Lightsabers-affiliate link for Jedis and Light Up Wands-affiliate link for fairies or princesses.
I also LOVE these LED Hair Lights-affiliate link. They just clip in your hair for an easy way to accessorize with lights.
Glow Sticks-affiliate link are always a nice option and you can find them at most stores. We also have these LED Finger Lights-affiliate link that are super easy to put on. My kids love playing with them even when it’s not Halloween and they are so cheap I don’t mind.
For your convenience here are our favorite products as mentioned above 🙂
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E6000 237032 Craft Adhesive, 2 fl oz ClearLedinus Set of 8 Mini Triangulum 3 Led Warm White Battery Operated LED Stick-on Touch Tap Lights for bedroom, baby room, Drawer Bar Sets Attics Garages Car Sheds Storage Room,WhiteMicro LED String Lights Battery Powered ITART Set of 4 Multi Color Mini String Light 20 LEDs / 6ft (2m) Ultra Thin Silver Wire Rope Lights for Halloween Trees Wedding Parties BedroomStar Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Extendable LightsaberLight Up White Super Star Princess LED WandTopist LED Lights Hair, Light-Up Fiber Optic LED Hair Barrettes Party Favors for Party, Bar Dancing Hairpin, Hair Clip, Multicolor Flash Barrettes Clip Braid, 12 PackBUDI 200 Glow Sticks 467Pcs Glow Party Favors for Kids/Adults: 200 Glowsticks Party Packs 7 colors+ Connectors for Glow Necklace, Flower Balls, Luminous Glasses and Triple/Butterfly BraceletsKohree 100 pcs LED Finger Lights Beams Light up Toys Party Favor (Assorted Color)GlowCity Light Up LED Skeleton Hand GlovesLight Up Flashing Fairy Butterfly Wings – Tons of fun for that next party!
I hope you and your children have a very happy and safe Halloween! While you are here be sure to check out the rest of our Halloween shenanigans.
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