Yup! It may be too late to think about a costume for this year, but, it's great to get a 12-month head start on next year! If you want to get away from the zombie, dripping blood type of costume, there are many characters from children's books that you, or your kids, can dress up as.
BuzzFeed ran a post, "21 Children's Book Characters Born to Be Halloween Costumes," click here to see what they suggest.
To prepare for next year, I'd suggest reading several children's picture books each week. You're sure to be inspired to create a costume. Why not begin with one of these recently added titles:
Gordon, Gus. Herman and Rosie. [JP GOR]
Hamburg, Jennifer. A Moose That Says Moooooooooo. [JP HAM]
Larson, Kirby. Princess Bitty Baby. [JP LAR]
McPhail, David. My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts. [JP MCP]
Moore, Inga. Captain Cat. [JP MOO]
Raschka, Chris. Daisy Gets Lost. [JP RAS]