It's locks and locks of fun! Clever Halloween getups for kids needn't be a chore, so don't pull your hair out -- pull theirs up. Kids will go wild for these "natural" styles: Give strands a lift with radical waves (the surfing kind). A great costume is easy with a few tricks, plus aerosol hair spray and washable spray-on hair dye (fix hair in a well-ventilated area). Details such as plastic creatures will add extra flair. The products we used are available at beauty, party, and crafts stores. What to wear with the hair? Plain clothes in colors that coordinate with the style won't distract attention from the top. Kids will amaze everyone, but don't (or do) let it go to their head.
Heads up! This wavy hair is totally gnarly. A surfer hangs loose as he navigates the hair-sprayed wave breaking atop 7-year-old Michael's head. Cotton-ball foam bubbles up, while a plastic dolphin has a swell time. This style works well when bangs are chin-length.