The festive holiday, though scrutinized for its misinterpreted meanings, gives kids a chance to celebrate the firm and strong notion that things in this world are not always as they appear. By strapping your child into a classic vampire costume of the 1920s you are helping them to make peace with the monsters they think might be under their bed and simultaneously permitting them to stand out as an exceptional vampire.
Superman has been a favorite Halloween costume with kids for over 30 years. There are many commercial versions of superman costumes as well as homemade versions. Most include tights, a bodysuit in red and blue and a red cape. Many little boys use a towel around their necks when pretending to be Superman during the year so having a Superman costume can be fun after Halloween is over too.
For males, it’s much of the same, as the costume and perhaps some hair dye or a black or blonde hair piece (depending on the character portrayed) is all that would be needed.
Tony told me a little bit about the ACCEL program itself. Formed in 2007, ACCEL’s mission is to get younger business professionals active in the community. ACCEL holds four to five events per year, including holiday themes such as costumes for kids at Halloween.
Mermaid – You can attach seashells on your child’s bikini top and use a stretchable shiny fabric around her legs. Be sure that the cloth is in green, purple or turquoise shades. You can cut a slit in between or add fins at the bottom using a fabric or a fun foam.
Not all moms are that talented and many little princesses wear their Disney costumes with pride and tiaras atop their curls. Cinderella and the evil stepmother are often seen. The older boys take special delight in posing as Jason or Freddy Krueger and terrifying the little kids. But it’s all in the spirit of the Halloween holiday.
Another adaptable idea is the Lego idea. Taking a box and wearing it as for the Lego costume can be used for other costumes. You could paint the box dark brown and it could be a table–simply attach some plastic dishes, silverware, and cups to the top for place settings. Or, cover the box with aluminum foil and your child can be a robot. All you would need to do is add a smaller aluminum foil-covered box for a hat and some silver face paint. Another idea would be to paint the box blue and then glue on some large fish (ones your child has colored and cut out, perhaps) and some fern-type fake plants and you have an aquarium.
Halloween is a traditional American festival celebrated every October 31. During this day, young and adults alike are busy preparing for their respective Halloween activities. Children are busy visiting every house tricking and treating and collecting sweets, candies and money, while adults are busy attending different types of Halloween parties.