In Fantasyland, DIY costumes are great: you can spend time with the kids, unleash your creative side and have a little fun.
But in the REAL WORLD they can send you into a stress-filled frenzy as you try to sew wings onto tops and paint pumpkins on squirming kids.
They also require time and effort - two things that busy mums can really struggle with.
Nowadays, you can pick up a costume fairly easily, and with the huge variety of options available your little girl can be anything they dream of.
In fact, Ikea are selling their own simple but creative and practical costumes that WON’T have you in a sweat as you hand over your card.
From cats to bats and even robots, your little one will have a ball choosing their outfit!
1. Insect eyes; €8
2. Robot; €28
3. Paws; €8
4. Rat nose and tail; €7
5. Bat hat; €6