Celebrity Parents Nicole Richie Scrambles for Last-Minute Halloween Costumes with Her Kids Every Year: 'We Go on a Mad, Crazy Search' "They always change their minds two days before Halloween, and we go on a mad, crazy search for this costume that hasn't sold out," she says By Melody Chiu Melody Chiu Instagram Twitter Melody Chiu is a Senior Editor for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2009, editing, writing and reporting across all entertainment verticals. She oversees PEOPLE's music and events coverage and has written cover stories on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Blake Shelton and Sandra Oh. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of Southern California and has appeared on Extra!, The Talk, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 20, 2017 05:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Saks Fifth Ave Nicole Richie and her adorable family always have epic Halloween costumes, but it’s not as easy as it looks. The star — who has previously dressed up as the Addams family and 101 Dalmatians with Joel Madden and their kids, Harlow, 9, and Sparrow, 8 — tells PEOPLE shopping for costumes with her family is always a last-minute scramble. https://www.instagram.com/p/u0dN40JupZ/?hl=en&taken-by=nicolerichie “They always change their minds two days before Halloween, and we go on a mad, crazy search for this costume that hasn’t sold out,” Richie, 36, said at Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual Key to the Cure campaign event, benefiting the Women’s Cancer Research Fund. Richie has also made her costumes much more kid-friendly since becoming a mom. “I am planning on dressing up, but they’re not really into me when they’re trick-or-treating anymore,” she says. RELATED VIDEO: We Tried It: DIY Halloween Costumes “It’s kind of just me running around and picking up their trash and things like that. I gotta be able to run errands in whatever costume I’m in.” Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue At the event held at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills, Richie mingled with Angela Missoni, the creative director of Missoni who designed an exclusive Key to the Cure T-shirt — worn above by WCRF ambassador Jennifer Lopez — for Saks. 100 percent of sales from the $35 tee (available here) will benefit 12 cancer research organizations nationwide.