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Halloween costume ideas for 9 year-old boys

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My son wanted to be a footbal player, but we had to turn in his pants, helmets and pads after the season was over. Getting the "look" he wants for that costume would cost too much. He's not really into Star Wars anymore. Any ideas or suggestions? What were your sons for Halloween when they were 9 or in third grade?
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We have luckily saved costumes over the years (my boys are 18 and 9), so the younger usually picks from the stockpile. He's been really good about it, even wore the same costume 2 years in a row a couple times. I used to pick up costumes very cheaply (like 90% off) but havent needed to in hears.

My older boy went as "Business Man" in 3rd grade, wearing dress clothes complete with a tie and a cape and carrying an old briefcase. It was pretty funny.

This year, we only had "too big" costumes for the younger boy, so wound up buying a "Scream" costume at Kmart. It was $25 full price, on sale for 40% off, plus I had a rewards coupon for an additional 10% off...and then we applied $8.50 in reward points, for a grand total of $5.00.

He already has next year's picked out from our Halloween bin--a doctor costume that he's planning on splashing with fake blood (figures).
post #3 of 14
I dressed in one of those plastic stuffable leaf bags once, one of the pumpkin ones. Just sliced some arm and leg holes (reinforced with clear packing tape), filled with wadded-up newspaper, and tied up around my shoulders. Cheap and easy!
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Zombies are huge for the boys around here.
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A hippie was a bit hit for my DS one year, and simple and cheap too.  He had a tie dye tshirt already, we bought a crazy curly wig at WM (maybe $8?) and some a peace sign necklace from the $1 store.  He loved it and I loved the price.

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Not sure if a 9 year old would go for it but very popular with the middle school crowd here.  Dress as a sports fanatic for your favorite team.  You probably already have a team shirt or sweatshirt and you paint face, etc.  The more creative the better.

post #7 of 14

If he's of the nerdy sort (I'm saying this in a loving way!) how about a Mad Scientist?!!  Ds went as one in 3rd grade and he was a huge hit!! I did buy him a junior lab coat (white) but you could make a makeshift one with an old white shirt.

 

 I took a test tube and filled it with clear glue and mixed green food coloring in with it.  When it dried, it looked like green liquid.  Then I hot glued a jewelry backing in onto it and attached it to his lab coat.

 

 I bought him a pencil protector, put that on his lab coat.

 

I used the color hair spray and first spiked up his hair, then sprayed it (lightly) with green hair spray.   He is blond so it really showed up well.

 

He wears glasses, so he just wore his regular glasses.

 

I made him a name badge and attached it to the lab coat, right above the pencil protector.

 

He wore black jeans and regular black shoes.

 

Everyone knew what he was dressed up as!  He was a huge hit!!

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Not sure if a 9 year old would go for it but very popular with the middle school crowd here.  Dress as a sports fanatic for your favorite team.  You probably already have a team shirt or sweatshirt and you paint face, etc.  The more creative the better.

 

 He might go for that.  He's got a lot of Green Bay Packers stuff, all he needs is a cheese head!

post #9 of 14
How about a Minecraft creeper. Buy a lime green winter hat. Glue or sew on a black felt creeper face. Pair it with a cheap green tee from Joann's or Michael's. Or use a box to become Minecraft Steve.
post #10 of 14

Today, I saw the perfect costume for a boy ... blind football referee.

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