Halloween costumes are probably on your kids’ minds right now! Check out these Cub Scout inspired Halloween costumes for some fun alternatives!
Halloween costumes are the topic of conversation during September and October. Some years, pop culture gives them fun choices. In 2015, I’ll bet the summer release of the Star Wars movie inspired a lot of Kylo Rens. Kids will probably want to dress up in Pokemon Halloween costumes in 2016 because of the Pokemon Go game.
But if your son wants to be something other than a popular culture character, he can turn to his Cub Scouting experience. Read on to discover some Cub Scout-inspired Halloween costumes.
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For Halloween, your son can be a Smores, the favorite campfire dessert of Cub Scouts around the world. 🙂
If you are a DIYer, here’s an easy costume you can make from cardboard boxes. This version uses double-sided carpet tape and felt, but I would use a hot glue gun and either spray paint the marshmallow and chocolate bar or wrap them in white and dark brown paper.
Another option is to purchase your s’mores costume. Check out this adorable one!
This costume from Amazon features a hoodie with an attached vest, a belt with a pouch, gauntlets, and boot covers. You’ll need to purchase the bow and arrows separately. This set is a best seller, but based on the reviews, I would only buy it as a prop for the costume and not as a set your child can use.
If you want to make your Cub Scout’s costume, here’s a simple no-sew Robin Hood costume. Leave off the hat, and he can be an archer. Check out this post for instructions on how to make a super cheap bow and arrows set.
We want to keep the “outing” in Scouting, and I can’t think of anything that says “outdoors” more than a lumberjack! 😉
This is a costume that I would probably make instead of buying. Check out this tutorial! I would definitely go with the no-sew version.
Another great outdoorsy costume is a fisherman. This costume has everything except the fishing pole and shoes.
Grab this REAL fishing pole that your Cub Scout can take the next time the pack camps close to a fishing spot.
I love seeing the pictures of our little Cub Scouts with the first fish that they catch! Sometimes, the fish is almost as big as they are. 🙂
Some very creative folks came up with easy make at home fisherman Halloween costumes. Here are a few that I love.
Cub Scouts and popcorn! This is a fun costume from Amazon. I’m not quite sold on the popcorn “hat.” In fact, reviewers said there really wasn’t a way to attach it to our boys’ heads. Do y’all think it would be just as cute without the headpiece?
One of the reviewers said she bought it for the boys in their pack to wear when selling popcorn in front of local stores. She said the boys took turns wearing it and loved it! What a great idea!!
I love the costume in it too, but it’s a bit beyond my crafting abilities! A cardboard box and red and white duct tape is more my speed. HA! I would use the popcorn kernels made from the foam with the cardboard box version shown here.
Pinewood Derby Car Costume
Why not be a Pinewood Derby Car for Halloween? You can make a cardboard box car similar to ones the Cub Scouts use for the Cubanapolis race.
If you haven’t heard of the Cubanapolis, check out the information available from Akela’s Council. Pack 243 from Sachse, Texas published a nice graphic showing how to build the car. Boys can then decorate any way they want!
Tigers, Wolves and Bears Costumes
Does your Cub Scout want to be his rank–a Tiger, a Wolf or a Bear? One of the easiest ways to do this is with face paint. Here are instructions on how to do each:
Tiger Face Paint Instructions (you’ll need to sign up to get them)
If your Cub Scout wants more than just a painted face, here are some simple homemade costumes for the ranks. By the way, does anyone know how to make a Webelos costume?? 🙂
Tiger: Use duct tape or felt for your own DIY tiger costume. I did this a few years ago for my son with orange felt. I hot-glued it onto the black sweatsuit. I wish I had thought about using orange duct tape instead! 🙂
Bear: Here is an easy bear costume to make. There’s no image of the completed costume, but the instructions seem simple enough.
If you’re super busy (and who isn’t these days??), purchasing a costume is the ultimate time saver. Check out these fun, ready-made costumes available from Costumes 4 Less.
I hope these 9 epic Cub Scout inspired Halloween costumes have given your son some ideas for his costume this year. Leave a comment and let me know what he chose!
Yours in Scouting,
P.S. Need a Halloween skit or song for your October pack meeting? Click over for some ideas!