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50 Awesome Pokemon Halloween Costumes and Accessories

50 Awesome Pokemon Halloween Costumes

No matter which Pokemon Go team you’re on, you have to get out there and represent this Halloween! We’ve put together a list of 50 Pokemon Halloween costumes for you to have a look at and then pick your favorite. We get a costume for school (trashed by the end of the day!), one for trick-or-treating, and then one for parties or to just play in.

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1. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Ash Deluxe Child Costume – $31.95Ash Pokemon Costume2. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Squirtle Child Costume – $29.95

3. Pokemon Child’s Deluxe Pikachu Costume – $27.90

4. Pokemon Child’s Pikachu Costume – $14.95

5. Rubies Pokémon Pikachu Ears and Tail Dress Up Kit – $19.95

6. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Charizard Child Costume Kit – $17.15

7. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Jigglypuff Child Hooded Costume Dress Costume – $30.21

Jigglypuff costume8. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Charizard Child Hooded Costume Dress Costume – $28.74

9. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Bulbasaur Child Hooded Costume Dress Costume – $32.09

10. Pokemon Girl Pikachu Costume Dress – $17.02Girl's Pikachu Dress Costume11. Pokemon Team Rocket Jessie Costume – $30.00

12. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Eevee Child Hooded Costume Dress Costume – $33.79

Pokemon Eevee Costume

13. Pokemon Child’s Ash Costume – One Color – Medium – $29.99

14. Pokemon Team Rocket James Costume – $31.33

Team Rocket James Costume

15. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Squirtle Child Hooded Costume Dress Costume – $25.43

16. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Pikachu Child Hooded Costume Dress Costume – $30.26

17. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Charizard Child Novelty Hoodie Costume – $30.59

18. Pokémon Clip ‘N’ Carry Poké Ball Belt – $19.99

Pokemon Clip and Carry Pokeball Belt

19. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Squirtle Child Novelty Hoodie Costume – $30.59

20. Miccostumes Men’s Pokemon X and Y Ash Ketchum Cosplay Costume – $59.59

21. Rubie’s Costume Co Men’s Pokemon Charizard Hoodie – $58.45

22. Rubie’s Costume Pokémon Female Pikachu Costume – $32.00

23. Miccostumes Women’s Pokemon Team Rocket Jesse Cosplay Costume – $49.59

24. Miccostumes Women’s Pokémon X and Y Serena Cosplay Costume – $67.59

Pokemon Serena

25. Disguise Pokemon Charmeleon Halloween Costume – Small 4-6 – $12.95

26. Disguise Pokemon Marill Halloween Costume – Small 4-6 – $11.95Marill Pokemon Costume

27. Rubie’s Costume Pokémon James Adult Wig – $14.50

28. Rubie’s Costume Pokémon Jessie Adult Wig – $15.01

29. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Bulbasaur Child Novelty Hoodie Costume – $30.59

30. Pokemon Trick-or-Treat Pail – $8.00

Pokemon Halloween Trick or Treat

31. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Ash Deluxe Child Costume, Large– $24.75

32. Pokemon Pikachu Costume Dress – $21.99

33. Pokemon Jessie Wig – $14.61

34. Pikachu Jumpsuit Pet Costume – $9.99

Pikachu Pet Costume

35. American Greetings Pokemon Treat Bags – $5.25

36. Ash Ketchum Cap Cosplay Prop Accessories – $10.99

Pokemon Ash Ketchum Cap Costume Halloween

37. Pokemon ‘Pikachu and Friends’ Mini Yo-Yos – $7.11

38. Rubie’s Costume Pokemon Pikachu Tween Novelty Hoodie Costume – $31.22

39. Pokemon James Wig – $13.45

40. Pokemon Boys’ Pikachu Costume Hoodie – $27.99

41. Pokemon Misty Wig – $31.99

Pokemon Misty Wig Halloween Costume

42. Pokemon Gym Badges Ash Ketchum Cosplay Collection – $28.95

43. 12 Count Pokemon Disc Shooter Favors, Blue – $6.58

44. Pokemon Bounce Balls – $11.99

45. Pokemon Pikachu and Friends Tattoos – $7.99

46. Electrifyingly Cute Pikachu & Friends Blue Trick-Or-Treat Bucket – $4.00

47. Pokemon Halloween Invitations – $12.98

48. Pokémon Trainer Gloves with Sound – $14.99

49. Tee Tee Monster Baby Pikachu Pokemon Inspired Onesie – $20.00

Pokemon Onesie Costume Pikachu

50. Pumpkin Pikachu Head – $17.99

Who’s it going to be? Will you go old school with Pikachu and Team Rocket?  Or maybe you’re a proud member of Team Mystic, Team Instinct or Team Valor? Either way, have a happy and safe Halloween this year!

Happy Halloween!

Wishing you all a happy, safe and chocolate-filled Halloween!

 

happy halloween

 

 

Need some last minute ideas? Check these out!

Creepy Cookie Puzzle

Mandarin Jack-O-Lanterns PLUS the best Halloween dinner recipe ever!

Ghost Truffles

Candy Spiders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creepy Cookie Puzzle – Pin This One Right Now!

Are you planning a Halloween party? Having little ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates at your house this year? If you’re looking for a unique party treat or super fun party activity, try this giant Creepy Cookie Puzzle. In the end, it’s treats for all!

Puzzle Cookie

Begin with just a couple of ingredients – a roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough and about a 1/2 cup of flour. Grab some parchment paper and some cute Halloween cookie cutters and you’re ready to get going!

Puzzle Cookie

 

Start by putting the cookie dough and flour in a bowl and mixing them together until they’re combined. I was super ambitious and thought this could be done elegantly with a spoon.  Wrong. Get in there with your hands and squish it all together.

Once it’s blended, roll out the dough on a piece of parchment paper or a large Silpat to about 11″ x 14″. My parchment paper is right at 11″ wide, so that made it easier. Use a little flour to keep the rolling pin from sticking.  It will seem thin, but it works out just fine. Don’t worry about even edges, you can trim them it it bothers you (shout out to my Type-A friends!)

Puzzle Cookie

At this point, you’ll need to put on your imagination hat, and picture your final product. Arrange your cookie cutters according to where you’d like the puzzle pieces to be.

place cookie cutters

This photo shows a light outline of where I envision a hill to be on the base. The top will be sky and the bottom is going to be the hill. Make the cut-outs, but don’t remove the cookie shapes, yet. TIP: In hind site, the small stars were not not a great choice and a bit difficult to work with. Not impossible, though, and they really looked cute.  It’s a personal preference…

Puzzle Cookie

Using the parchment paper, carefully slide the whole thing onto a baking sheet and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes (this part will make your life much easier, so don’t skip it.)

Puzzle Cookie

Take the baking sheet out of the fridge and gently lift each cookie shape onto a small baking sheet. I use a small offset spatula, but the dough really is firm enough to do this by hand.

Puzzle Cookie

Bake the cookie shape in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 8-9 minutes or until golden. As these cook, they will spread as most cookies do. That’s ok, but we want them to fit back into their original spot. As soon as they come out of the oven, use the matching cookie cutter and trim it to its original size.

Puzzle Cookie

The trimmed part will come right off and the best part is that you get to eat the scraps!

Puzzle Cookie

The large baking sheet goes in next. Same temperature, but for 12-15 minutes. Once again, the cookie will spread and the holes you’ve so carefully cut out will close in a little.

Cookie Puzzle base baked

Eek! Do the same thing as before and trim these up again as soon as the cookie comes out of the oven. Again…eat the scraps. Chef’s treat!

Puzzle Cookie

Ta-daa! All better.

Puzzle COokie

 

So, now comes the fun part. Time to decorate! Really there are no rules here. I used buttercream tinted with gel colors. If you’re good with royal icing and flooding cookies and all that, then by all means, go for it! I frosted each cookie first.

decorate cookies

Then I frosted the puzzle base – a gloomy, scary purple night sky and green rolling hill for the jack-o-lanterns to sit on.

Cookie Puzzle Base

 

I trimmed it with a little more black icing and then dropped the puzzle pieces back in! I really can’t even stand how adorable this turned out. To serve, aside from taking out the puzzle pieces to eat, we just cut the base into pieces. You could even go random on it and break off chunks as you like.

Puzzle Cookie

 

I really love the way this turned out! I think I’ll start thinking about one for Thanksgiving, then Christmas, too.  This would also make a yummy treat for Superbowl Sunday, laid out like a football field with helmet cutouts, maybe?

Have any cute ideas for this?

Last Minute Halloween Treats for the Class + A BONUS Recipe for You! #PumpkinFest

Costumes?  Check.

Candy?  Check.

Creepy decorations?  Check.

Creamy Tacos?  Check. (BONUS! Our traditional Halloween dinner – see recipe at the end of this post.)

Dang.  There was one more “C” on my list…  Oh my gosh!  Classroom treats!

Having a moment like that this week?  Here’s a super simple, adorable and HEALTHY treat that can be handed out at the class party this year.

Jack-O-Lantern Mandarin Oranges

JOL Mandarin

 

These turned out to be the cutest things ever!  Really no instructions needed, except to buy individual cups of mandarin oranges and draw on the faces with a sharpie.  Great project for the kids, too.  Drop ’em in a pumpkin or cauldron and you’re good to go!

 

JOL Mandarin 2

I giggle every time one of these little guys grinning back at me!  Stop stressing, cruise the canned fruit aisle and check this one off your list.

 

BONUS RECIPE – Creamy Tacos – Do Halloween night the easy way!

Every Halloween, for as long as I can remember, my mom has made a big pot of Creamy Tacos for us to eat for dinner.  Sometimes before trick-or-treating, sometimes after,  but always Creamy Tacos.  We continued that tradition with my daughter and it will be a family favorite as long as I can bust open a pack of Velveeta. This works well in the crock pot (once the ground meat is browned) and can even be made ahead of time and reheated.

Creamy Tacos

Ingredients
1 lb. hamburger meat

1 can Rotel tomatoes

1 lb. Velveeta cheese

1 lg. can Ranch style beans

1 can Hormel chili, no bean

1 1/2 pt. whipping cream

Directions

Brown hamburger and drain. Add other ingredients except whipping cream and mix well. Warm over medium heat for 10 minutes or so, until well heated through.

Turn down the heat and stir in the cream.  If you’ll eat this pretty soon, leave it low heat. It can also be transferred to a crock pot at this point, or cooled and put in the refrigerator or freezer. I’ve doubled the recipe and put half in freezer bags for another time.

When you’re ready to eat, pop a handful of chips in a bowl and top it with the creamy tacos and whatever other toppings you like.

  • Fritos or Doritos
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onions
  • Olives
  • Chopped red onions
  • Jalapenos

Delicious and easy!

 

Halloween Ghost Truffles #EasyRecipe

Ghost Truffles 1

Today is Saturday, and I’m having coffee and really thinking hard about all the stuff I need to get done today. You know, all the usual things…laundry, change the sheets, clean the bathrooms, mop the kitchen floor, things like that. Not my favorite things to do by a long shot, but my incentive is that I get to make truffles when I finish the chores. Truffles? Yes! They seem so fancy, but they’re really one of the simplest treats to make.

This particular version isn’t the traditional ganache-style truffle, but starts with crumbled Oreos. We’ve made them many times, with both regular Oreos and with the vanilla Oreos. Each one as delicious as the other. I brought some round truffles like this, decorated very simply with red and green sugar, to our Cookie Swap at work a couple of years ago and they were a huge hit!  Now that it’s almost Halloween, I though I’d make a super cute ghost version to share with my co-workers.  You only need four ingredients!

Ghost Truffles

20 chocolate creme-filled sandwich cookies (yes, Oreos)

6 ounces cream cheese

12 ounces white candy coating/melting chocolate

2 teaspoons shortening

In a food processor, cover and process the cookies until they become course crumbs.

Start with whole Oreos in the food processor

 

Process till the consistency of dirt

Cut the cream cheese into about 3 or 4 pieces and add them to the food processor. Cover and process until the mixture forms a soft dough.

Combine crumbs with cream cheese

Using about 2 teaspoons of the dough for each ghost, form into different ghost shapes. Use your imagination. They’re really just adorable blobs.

Form into ghost shapes

In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the candy and shortening, stirring until smooth.

Coat ghosts with melted candy.  I found it easier to dip the bottoms of the ghosts into the chocolate, then spoon it over the tops to coat them. I also made the mistake of putting them on a cooling rack thinking the excess candy would just drip off onto a pan below.  Well, that did happen, but after the candy hardened, the ghosts stuck to the rack and the bottoms broke off when I tried to remove them. Stick with parchment or waxed paper.

Dip in white chocolate then cover

After the ghosts have hardened, it’s time to add a little personality. Using a toothpick, carve out shapes for the eyes and mouths or whatever you like. So cute!

Ghosts

Eat as many as you can – biting the heads off first, of course, then store the rest in the refrigerator.

Truffles

 

 

Candy Spiders That Will March Right Through Your Halloween Party!

Candy Spiders Marching

When I was a kid, I was in Campfire Girls.  We didn’t have Girl Scouts in South Texas and it didn’t matter. Campfire Girls rocked! We sold candy instead of cookies. I still remember the Blue Bird Wish Song…

Seek beauty, give service and knowledge pursue.

Be trustworthy ever, in all that you do.

Hold fast onto health and your work glorify.

And you will be happy, in the Law of Camp Fire.

It was pretty fun and we did a bunch of cool stuff.  I remember we went camping around Halloween one year and made these awesome spiders for dessert. Man, we had spiders everywhere! We decorated mostly with Red Hots and those candy dots that are stuck to a strip of paper. The best part, though, was squishing them before we ate them. Mounds candy bars make amazing bug guts. It didn’t even matter that most of them got dirt on them. We ate them anyway.

Flash forward 25 years to camping with my own daughter as her Girl Scout leader. I thought it would be fun to resurrect the Candy Spiders up at Camp Timber Ridge in Georgia. So the girls made spiders. Glorious, beautiful girly spiders with pink and lavender candy flower spots, glittery sugar and pearly dragees.  Dozens of them. I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw these prissy spiders meet the same demise as my no-frills spiders back in the 1970’s. Heads bitten off and guts squished out.  Gotta love little girls!

These little darlings make the most adorable table decorations for Halloween parties, not to mention that your kids can make them all for you! It’s a win-win.

Go up in the top of your kitchen cabinet, back of the drawer, top shelf of the pantry, box in the closet…wherever you keep your cookie decorations. Go ahead. Pull them all out. You’re going to need them pretty soon for the holidays anyway.  Pick out a few things that look like they’d make good bug decorations. No, there’s no guidance for this. Select according to the age of your kids, your tolerance level for tiny things all over the table, and your inventory.  (This is an easy to clean up project if you have a dog like mine that thinks it’s a Hoover vacuum, too.) Here’s what I picked…yes, I went the girly route.  Something like these Wilton Sprinkles would be cute. You’ll also need some miniature Mounds bars, miniature pretzels in the traditional shape, and a couple of tablespoons of chocolate chips in a zip top bag.

Candy Spider Materials

Start by unwrapping the candy bars and then get busy breaking the sides off of the pretzels.  These two edges will create your spider legs.

Candy Spiders Pretzels

Break enough pretzels to make six legs for each candy bar.  Chef’s treat – eat the pretzel scraps!

Candy Spiders Pretzels 2

Take the pretzel legs and stick each one into the sides of the Mounds bar – three on each side.
After you get a few of these done, it’s time to start decorating!

Candy Spiders Army

 

Put the ziploc bag of chocolate chips in the microwave to melt them. Start with 30 seconds, squish them around, then go in 10-15 second increments until the chips have melted.  It doesn’t take long.

Next, snip the tiniest corner off the bag – I mean TINY. Just big enough to get a small drop of melted chocolate out at at time. Even then, it’s good if you still have to squeeze the bag for it to come out. You don’t want it to freely flow out of the corner you snipped. If you overdo it, just switch to the other corner…no big deal.

Now, begin decorating by dabbing on dots of melted chocolate wherever you want to stick your decorations.

Candy Spiders Decorate

 

Candy Spiders Decorate 1

 

Go from spider to spider and dress them all up!  It’s as easy as that. Set them out wherever you like to decorate or arrange them on a platter for serving. (Don’t forget to squish them when you eat them!)

 

Candy Spiders Decorate 2

 

Candy Spiders Happy Halloween

Last Minute Halloween Treats

Costumes?  Check.

Candy?  Check.

Creepy decorations?  Check.

Creamy Tacos?  Check. (BONUS! Our traditional Halloween dinner – see recipe at the end of this post.)

Dang.  There was one more “C” on my list…  Oh my gosh!  Classroom treats!

Having a moment like that this week?  Here’s a super simple, adorable and HEALTHY treat that can be handed out at the class party this year.

Jack-O-Lantern Mandarin Oranges

JOL Mandarin

 

These turned out to be the cutest things ever!  Really no instructions needed, except to buy individual cups of mandarin oranges and draw on the faces with a sharpie.  Great project for the kids, too.  Drop ’em in a pumpkin or cauldron and you’re good to go!

JOL Mandarin 2

 

I giggle every time a look at them grinning back at me.  Stop stressing, cruise the canned fruit aisle and check this one off your list.

 

BONUS RECIPE – Creamy Tacos

Every Halloween, for as long as I can remember, my mom has made a big pot of Creamy Tacos for us to eat for dinner.  Sometimes before trick-or-treating, sometimes after,  but always Creamy Tacos.  We continued that tradition with my daughter and it will be a family favorite as long as I can bust open a pack of Velveeta. This works well in the crock pot (once the ground meat is browned) and can even be made ahead of time and reheated.
1 lb. hamburger meat

1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 lb. Velveeta cheese
1 lg. can Ranch style beans
1 can Hormel chili, no bean

1 1/2 pt. whipping cream

Brown hamburger and drain. Add other ingredients except whipping cream and mix well. Add cream last and heat.

When you’re ready to eat, pop a handful of chips in a bowl and top it with the creamy tacos and whatever other toppings you like.

  • Fritos or Doritos
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onions
  • Olives
  • Chopped red onions
  • Jalapenos

Delicious and easy!