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Fun DIY Halloween Costumes to Make with Your Senior Loved One

By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on

Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean seniors lose their sense of childhood joy, especially around the holidays. This Halloween, why not perk up your senior loved one by making a homemade costume with him or her? Following are a few DIY Halloween costumes Oklahoma in-home care agencies recommend for the occasion.

Charlie Chaplin

Your senior loved one can look like he or she stepped out of a silent film by dressing as one of the most iconic movie stars of all time. Chaplin is a notable star in black and white films, making it important to dress in black and white clothing that will require that your loved one wear a classic suit. Top it off with a bowler hat and a thick fake mustache, which can be made out of fake fur and double-stick tape. You can even have your loved one carry a chalkboard sign around that has subtitles with a spooky Halloween message.

Olympic Medalist

Show your support for the Olympics by having your loved one dress up as an athlete with an easy DIY costume that requires a minimal amount of effort. Have your loved one wear a tracksuit, add a sweatband to his or her head, and buy a gold medal he or she can wear around the neck from a party store. Go the extra mile by having your loved one carry around a bouquet of flowers.

Bank Robber

Seniors who want a traditional costume that is easy to assemble can purchase black pants, a black sweater, a black beanie, and black gloves to look like a classic bank robber that is on the run from the law. Create a plain white bag out of fabric and draw a money sign on the front, which your loved one can hold throughout the night as a fun prop.

Pirate 

Elderly Halloween enthusiasts can intimidate the spooky ghosts and goblins on Halloween by dressing as a pirate. The costume requires a striped red shirt and cut-off pants with an eye patch that can be made out of a piece of black fabric with an elastic band attached. Don’t forget to have your loved one wear a bandana and bring some tasty pirate’s booty to the party.

Mummy

This is perhaps one of the easiest DIY costumes to make. Seniors can look creepy by wrapping themselves from head to toe in frayed gauze. Add a touch of gray makeup to your loved one’s face to make him or her look deceased and decayed.

For more fun and creative ways to engage with your senior loved one this Halloween, turn to Home Care Assistance. In addition to providing flexible Alzheimer’s, dementia and post-stroke home care in Oklahoma, we also help seniors maintain an active lifestyle. Learn more about how our services can help your senior loved one by calling 405-285-4191 today. We’ll schedule a free consultation and customize a care plan for your loved one.