Homemade Halloween Costumes to Make with Your Senior Loved One

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If you’re looking for some fun and simple costumes to make with your senior loved one for Halloween, you’re in luck. Woodbridge home care providers have a few DIY costume ideas that will be a major hit in your loved one’s circle of friends.

Gold Digger

Help your loved one crack up his or her friends who are in costume on Halloween by dressing your loved one up as a gold digger. The outfit is easy to create and only requires a shovel and plenty of gold. Consider using old gold jewelry that you’ve accumulated over the years and even spray paint your loved one’s hair gold. Be sure to give your loved one a lightweight shovel that is easy to carry around during the night and will make for a fun prop.

Smartie Pants

If your loved one is in need of a last-minute costume that doesn’t require much effort or money, consider making him or her a pair of Smartie Pants. Visit the supermarket to purchase a bag or two of Smarties candies, which you can hot glue to a pair of cheap pants. Complete the costume with a pair of thick glasses and suspenders while giving your loved one a few books to carry around and make him or her look extra smart.


Seniors who procrastinate on their Halloween costumes can put together an easy outfit that will make others laugh. Have your loved one wear a white t-shirt and write out “Life” with a permanent marker. Purchase a bag of lemons at a local grocery store for your loved one to carry around during the night, which he or she can hand out to his or her friends to joke about the old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”


An easy and classic Halloween costume that is always a safe idea is to dress your loved one up as a hippie. You can go through your old loved one’s belongings in the attic or tie dye a few pieces of clothing to dress him or her up as a groovy hippie. Pair the outfit with a long wig, plenty of peace sign necklaces, and a flower that you pick from your loved one’s front yard to carry with him or her to spread the peace and love.

For more ideas on ways your loved one can take part in Halloween, turn to Home Care Assistance. We are the leading provider of flexible Alzheimer’s, dementia and post-stroke care Woodbridge families can trust to look after their elderly loved ones. Our expertly trained caregivers promote emotional and physical wellbeing all year round in the comfort of our clients’ homes. Just call (203) 444-8575 today to set up a free in-home consultation to learn more about our unique services.


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