Hey there Boo-tiful. The spookiest time of the year is finally here. We love everything about Halloween, especially the pumpkin guts, the mini-chocolate bars, the Monster Mash and of course the creativity required for costumes. What could be more fun than a dance-inspired costume? Below are some costume ideas to get you excited about the season. These fun and functional costumes won’t break the bank and are perfect from the studio to the street.
A great way to reuse your daily dance gear is to make it into a Halloween costume. A unicorn is a cute and creative costume that only requires a leotard (any colour), tights and a tail. Top off the look with a unicorn headpiece, rainbow hair and some magical makeup.
Use this costume as a craft for the kids with a DIY Unicorn Headband. The supplies required include a headband, scissors, card stock, a glue gun, glitter and some fake flowers. Check out Messy Little Monsters for a template.
Why not repurpose that pretty purple bodysuit into a beautiful butterfly? All you will need is the bodysuit and skirt you usually wear to class, paired with some colourful wings. Accessorize with antennas, sparkles and fun faceprint.
An old amazon box can be creatively cut into a pair of DIY wings. Trace out your design, add four holes and secure some straps with a wide ribbon. Get the whole family involved with the fun of designing, decorating, and painting them. If the wings don’t work out, drop by the dollar store.
The only thing cuter than a Flapper Girl is a mini Flapper Girl. And, when we think of a Flapper Girl we think of FRINGE! We also think of all the fun dance moves that rolled in with the roaring twenties. For this costume, you will need an old sequin dance costume, pearls, long gloves, a feather boa and a fun headpiece.
To make a Great Gatsby headpiece grab a glue gun, some feathers and measure a piece of stretchy sequin. Add an old broach for a fun flair.
Who doesn’t love a good group costume? If you do and you are a die-hard Disney Fan like us, dress up your little dancers like dwarfs. Skip snow-white and get seven little dancers together to be Grumpy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy and Sleepy. Repurpose your ballet tights and match them with a colourful oversized tee and your dance shorts, beards are optional! You can also add a beanie to complete the costume.
MDA Dance Teacher
All dance teachers dress a little differently so this one is easy. A black leotard and a ballet skirt work great. Or, grab that white MDA Dance Tee and any accessories that represent your favourite teacher. Hint: Miss Diana is always carrying a coffee cup. Now all you need is the lingo- 5, 6, 7, 8.
Now that you are dressed to impress, swap some scary stories and share a couple of smiles. There is no trick here, these Halloween Jokes are a real treat!
Q: What’s a Ghost’s Favourite Dance?
A: The BOO-gie.
Q: Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dance?
A: Because he had no “body” to dance with.
Q: Who did Frankenstein take to the dance?
A: His “ghoul” friend!
Don’t Miss a Beat…
There is nothing scarier than a Halloween playlist. So, as a bonus, we wanted to share our top Halloween songs that guaranteed to get the whole family movin’ and groovin’.
1. Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett
2. I Put a Spell On You’ (Remix) by Screamin Jay Hawkins
3. Thriller by Michael Jackson
4. The Addams Family Theme Song
6. Halloween Shark by Pingfong
7. Ghost in my House by Jumpin’ Jamie
8. Purple People Eater
9. Monster Shuffle by The Learning Station
And for those of you who haven’t heard, we are throwing a Halloween Howler. From October 25th until October 31st, lace up your dance shoes, throw on your costumes and get ready for a week of pumpkin-packed events. We’re talking games, activities, and a Halloween-themed routine. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween!