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Homemade Halloween Costumes to Make with Seniors

By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on

Don’t let your senior loved one sit at home handing out candy alone this Halloween. New Hampshire at-home care agencies believe that one of the best ways for seniors to engage with is others is by attending a costume party or dressing up. Following are a few fun and creative costume ideas you can make with your elderly parent or family member.

Willie Nelson

Seniors who love music and want to dress as a folk and country legend can sport a bandana or cowboy hat to look like Willie Nelson. Add a long white wig and braid the hair to dress the part. Complete the look with an Americana shirt, jeans, and a guitar strapped to your loved one’s back to be easily recognized on Halloween and even garner a few laughs.

The Mayor of Townsville

Your loved one can look like the mayor of Monopoly by wearing a top hat from a local antique store and pairing it with a white button-up shirt and a bright red bow tie. Make your loved one recognizable with a “Mayor of Townsville” sash that fits across his or her chest. Top off the Halloween costume with a fake mustache and a pair of glasses. For laughs, have your loved one hand out “Get Out of Jail Free” cards to trick-or-treaters or to guests at your loved one’s Halloween party.

Heisenberg

Breaking Bad fans will appreciate a costume that depicts Walter White with a costume that requires a minimal amount of effort. Seniors can sport a green plaid button-up shirt, a khaki jacket, and a bowler hat to look more convincing. Your loved one can also wear a pair of glasses to make a more recognizable Heisenburg. Those who want to win a costume contest can go the extra mile by shaving their head and growing out a goatee to embrace the character in its entirety.

Mario

A recognizable character for seniors to dress up as for Halloween is Mario from Nintendo. Seniors can dress up solo or have a friend who will dress as Luigi or Princess Peach. Get a pair of overalls, a red shirt, a red hat, and an oversized hammer to match. You can top off the your loved one’s look with a pair of white gloves and a mustache to make a costume that is classy and comfortable to wear throughout the evening.

Help your loved one take part in this fun and spooky holiday and all year round with help from Home Care Assistance. We provide flexible stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s home care New Hampshire families can trust to help their loved ones maintain active and vital lifestyles well into their golden years. Contact a friendly Care Manager at (603) 471-3004 today to learn more about our services and how they help our clients.