October 21, 2013
Halloween costumes

FRCC Halloween Carnivals in Ft. Collins & Westminster

Even as my kids start their teenage years, they still get excited for Halloween. As a family we’ve always been about do-it-yourself (DIY) costumes. As the kids have gotten older the process of creating a costume has turned into something I didn’t expect—quality family time. We spend time brainstorming our ideas at the dinner table, hunting for materials at secondhand stores, working together to make the costume and, of course making modifications as necessary.

If you need some inspiration for your kids’ costumes, I’ve collected links to over 200 DIY costume ideas at the end of this post. I hope you have as much fun putting your costumes together as we’ve had! You can show off your costume at one of our FREE Annual Kids Halloween Carnivals in Fort Collins or Westminster. See details below.

Kids Halloween Carnival in Fort Collins: Friday, 10/25.

The FRCC campus in Fort Collins is also having a carnival from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in the Longs Peak Student Center for kids ages 5 to 12, though all ages are welcome. Balloon animals, a haunted house, face painting, candy, slime, giveaways, and plenty more await everyone who attends.  See map.

Kids Halloween Carnival in Westminster: Friday, 10/25.

At the FRCC campus in Westminster, the students in Phi Theta Kappa international honor society organize fun carnival games for the kids. This year it will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25  in the Rotunda/Cafeteria area for kids up to 13, though all ages are welcome. This year’s carnival will include: games, costume contest for children and adults, haunted house, face painting, bouncy castle, snacks and more! See map.

Over 200 DIY Costume Ideas


About the author:

Sandra Bergman is an overworked, underpaid mother of two rambunctious boys. In her free time she manages the web and social media presence for Front Range Community College.


October 25, 2013 Kristin

Thank you, Sandra, for including My Kids Adventures in your article. Hope the carnival tonight and Halloween next week are a lot of fun!