It doesn't seem like the '90s were all that long ago, does it? Well, two decades have passed, but that doesn't mean you can't channel your inner child when you help your own kids choose a costume this Halloween. If you love '90s pop culture, deck your kids out in awesome costumes that have stood the test of time.
While “The Addams Family” has graced America's televisions since the 1960s, it didn't stop there. In 1991, the first “The Addams Family” film hit the big screen, starring Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams. Wednesday is a solemn young girl who is, shall we say, very interested in the macabre. Ricci's unsmiling performance solidified Wednesday in pop culture history, making her the perfect '90s inspiration this Halloween season.
While the “Power Rangers” got their start in the mid-90s, they show zero signs of stopping. If you grew up in the '90s, you probably thought they were pretty awesome, so chances are, your kids do too. Once they suit up as their favorite rangers, they can say, “We're back, and we're ready to morph into action!”
Wayne and Garth
“Wayne's World” debuted as a regularly-occurring “Saturday Night Live” sketch in the late '80s, but was made into two films in the '90s â€” “Wayne's World” in 1992 and “Wayne's World 2” the following year. Dressing up your kids as one of the duo is easy enough. Get a fake mullet and cap for Wayne and a frizzy blonde wig (with bangs) and glasses for Garth. Don't limit this costume idea to just your sons, either. This costume idea can easily be adapted for girls, too.
Steve Urkel was one of the most lovable nerds of '90s television in his role on “Family Matters.” Dressing your kid up as this iconic geek couldn't be simpler. Gather up a long-sleeved plaid shirt, suspenders and jeans that fit a little too high, both on the waist and over the ankles. Top this outfit off with some big glasses and a cord to keep them on his or her head, and you're ready to hit the streets this Halloween.
Mayim Bialik's character in television's “Blossom,” which ran from 1990 to 1995, would make an excellent Halloween costume. The most important item for your child's Blossom outfit is a big, floppy hat complete with a flower or two. Add an oversized sweater or button-down shirt to complete the look.
The '90s hip hop duo Kris Kross not only took the music charts by storm, they inspired a new fashion style. Kriss Kross wore their clothes backwards, which makes for a super easy Halloween costume. As with much '90s fashion, start with oversized clothing, and then simply put it on backwards. If you don't have any hand-me-downs your kids can use, hit up a thrift store to find larger items of clothing, including jeans, sports jerseys, jackets and hats. It will definitely make you and your kids “Jump.”
What's your favorite throw back costume?
I didn’t grow up in the country where we dress up for Halloween. When I emigrated to Canada, I was in for a treat. So, I’ll just comment on those costumes that I enjoyed throughout the years during Halloween….babies wrapped as a baby tiger, cat or dog. So cool and cute!
Hehe. When I was a kid I remember several years in a row being a cat 🙂
You asked the question “Do you Remember the 90’s?”…I do not seem to 🙂
Haha Tim. I remember bit and parts. I’m really bad at looking back and knowing the year 🙂
Oh that was so much fun, looking at all your wonderful costumes! Felt like I had gotten in the way back machine. Thanks for that
Haha. It’s fun to look at the past sometimes 🙂
Great costumes, but you’ll probably have to convince your kids of that because they’ll have no idea who these characters are. Last Halloween I went to a party dressed as Slash from Guns n Roses. Almost 90;s.
That is very true Ken! I think it would work best on younger kids that don’t care. Although my kids know who the power rangers are 🙂
I became a teenager in the early 90’s and remember them well!
My favourite costume has got to be the Power Rangers! The Scream costumes and masks were so overdone at the time the first film was released. I did find them scary though.
I did the scream costume once. Well, a make shift one. I just wore an old black trench coat and the mask. It worked well!!
Costumes are such fun for anyone at any age! It gives us the chance to step outside our comfort zones and let our alter egos come out to play!
I agree! My husband wants us to dress as characters from his favorite game this Halloween 🙂