Two simple costumes that are great for play.

Still scrambling to find the best costume for your little ghouls and goblins this Halloween?

Don't worry, you're not alone. Last minute Halloween costumes don't have to be a challenge. Procrastinate no more moms and dads. Here are two playful (and easy!) Halloween costume ideas for you!

Hope Solo: Goalkeeper, US Women’s National Soccer Team

You’ll Need:

  • A ponytail holder
  • A yellow or purple soccer outfit including shirt, shorts, socks 
  • White tape to form the number “1” on the front and back of the shirt
  • Dark, low profile sneakers (no need to wear soccer cleats on Halloween)


  • White goalie gloves
  • Soccer ball

LeBron James, Professional Basketball Player, Miami Heat

You’ll Need:

  • Black or white sleeveless basketball tee and matching shorts
  • Black or white sports headband and coordinating basketball sneakers and socks
  • White tape to make “Heat” and the number “6” on the front of the jersey and “James” and “6” for the back.


  • Basketball
  • Temporary arm tattoos

Note: You can buy a kids-sized LeBron James jersey at Dicks Sporting Goods.

Photo credit Keith Allison.

Parents, what are your kids dressing up as this year?


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