As Halloween approaches the decision regarding costumes for kids reaches a fevered pitch. Throughout the US, Halloween is a child’s dream-come-true holiday. In towns and cities across the US there are parades and parties to enjoy. In addition, they not only collect a bounty of candy to eat, but also get to dress up in terrific kids costumes. And, let’s face the fact that it’s not just the children who have a great time at Halloween. Many parents really enjoy helping their little ones choose kids Halloween costumes. How many of you have grabbed those video or digital cameras and maybe even cell phones, to capture those memorable moments of trick-or-treat night for yourself and the grandparents? Parents who take their baby or toddler to their first Halloween event often seem more excited than the child.
As you search the Internet for Halloween costumes for kids you will find there are some outfits that are appropriate for both boys and girls. However most kids costume designs are gender specific. Childrens Halloween costumes such as superheroes, historic figures, occupation-related outfits, ghoulish monsters, military, and action movie characters are popular with boys. Costumes for girls tend to favor princess costumes, angels, historic figures, ladybugs and bumble bees, and witches, along with super heroes such as Mrs. Incredible, Power Rangers, Super girl, or Batgirl, and pop-culture based costumes such as Hannah Montana, Disney movie heroine characters, or Barbie doll outfits.
A more recent category is outfits for babies and toddlers. A cute and cuddly infant size one-piece outfit, with or without some type of hat is often a young child’s first costume. If you have a toddler who is old enough to make decisions, you can help them with some guidance to pick out their own kids Halloween costume. By the time they are in grade school many children usually have a pretty good idea whom they want to dress up as on Halloween night, although if they are presented with a large variety of costumes for kids, don’t be surprised if they change their minds.
Era specific kids costume designs are available from prehistoric times through the Greek and Romans to the Renaissance, from the Pilgrims through the colonial times and the American Revolution to the frontier era, and from the roaring 1920’s with flapper dresses and gangster outfits, the bebop 50’s with its juke box music, flower child 60’s, the disco, go go 70’s, to the punk rocker / heavy metal 80’s. Inevitably, your children will have their favorite movie, TV, and cartoon characters. Pop-culture based costumes may evolve according to what is “in,” at the moment, but are always well represented in Halloween costumes for kids. However, there are always the classic outfits that continue to be popular every year such as clowns, princesses, etc.
Kids costumes are also great for dress-up play, an important aspect of childhood development. Remember how exciting it was as a child to dive into the trunk, box, or drawer where all the dress-up clothes were kept? So when Halloween is over, definitely don’t discard your childrens Halloween costume! Just add it to the dress-up box.
Internet costume sites such as eventrend.info also offer accessories to complete your costume look. They will range from shoes, jewelry, fangs, wings, wigs, sunglasses and handbags to props such as weaponry (those laser guns are absolutely necessary for a Star Wars Jedi knight), the Statue of Liberty torch, treasure chests, witches brooms, feather dusters, fans, beards, eye patches and moustaches. And don’t forget the makeup, which is an easy way to turn a kids costume into the perfect finished look.
The Internet is such an easy way to find costumes for kids.