When it comes to Halloween, there are a lot of people who take their outfit choices very seriously. Children in particular can get very excited about this particular time of year and often take a lot of time choosing the perfect fancy dress outfit. While some people dress up as superheroes, many people opt for infamous baddies – so which are the scariest newcomers to the field this Halloween?
Spiderman has long been a popular choice for a Halloween fancy dress costume for kids, but what about his arch enemies? The Lizard made an appearance in ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ movie that was released towards the end of 2012 and quickly became an iconic baddie. The outfit is relatively easy to create as well using face paint and a doctor’s jacket. You could even get a dinosaur body suit to wear if you wanted to add a tail to the costume and accessorize it to make the lizard element clearer.
These creatures have become known across the world as the cute little bad guys who help out Gru in the ‘Despicable Me’ movies. However, their mega cuteness levels mean many people forget they are actually helping out a villain. It is really easy to create this outfit for children at Halloween because it’s so simple. All you will need is a pair of denim dungarees and a yellow t-shirt. You can then use body paint to paint your face and hands yellow and finish the look with some black rimmed glasses or some swimming goggles. If you want to opt for one of the bad minions, simply swap the yellow items for purple and backcomb all the hair into a wild, tangled mess on either side of the head.
Another comic book villain hit the cinema screens this year in ‘Iron Man 3′. The Mandarin is a little harder in terms of trying to create the right outfit but it can be done and children are likely to have seen this villain wreaking havoc in the latest offering from Marvel. A long black cloak with wide cut sleeves is the first thing you will need for this outfit. If your child has long hair, you can easily tie it back into a bun but you might need to buy a wig for children with shorter hair. A stick on beard will be a wise investment as well. You will need a long, floor length tunic and a heavy large hood. Big, clumpy walking boots and baggy, black trousers will complete this look.
This villain has appeared in several movies recently including ‘Avengers: Assemble’ and ‘Thor’. His outfit is perfect if you want to go all out with an eye-catching outfit. You’ll need a gold helmet with two large, curling horns coming out the front of it. This can be created using papier-mache and some paint so is a great opportunity to get creative with your children. Loki also wears a long, green cape with gold shielding. You can create the look of armour using some carefully drawn body paint and the look should be finished with a pair of black leggings or trousers and some big walking boots.
This post for A2Z Kids fancy dress was penned by the spooky Lauren Sutton, a brand journalist from the UK