It’s time to take the little tykes out to go trick-or-treating, but it is awfully cold outside, and it would be a shame to cover your little zombie with a coat and have everyone miss out on that awesome costume that cost a shiny nickle. It would have been smart to plan ahead and make the costume warm enough so that they could just wear the costume and be able to stay comfortable in the cool night air of Halloween night. There is a ton of ways to fix this problem with some clever costume ideas to keep the children warm.
Talk to your child and figure out what animals your child would like to maybe turn into on Halloween. Taking this route is great because most animals are covered in fur meaning that the costume will definitely have to cover them completely in order for them to convince people that they are really a wild animal. For example, making a lion costume out of a full body suit can be lined with stuffing and their little heads can then be covered with a Lions mane. Another option is taking an old fur coat and incorporating into the idea of the costume, whatever the fur on the coat resembles. Fur coats are extremely warm and would keep that child warm if a blizzard decided to dump snow and ice on them.
Another warm idea for making costumes for little kids is a super hero. Super heroes always have full body suits and in the case of little boys, need to have fake muscles to make them look the part. With this opportunity to add fake muscles, the stuffed physique will hold in a lot of heat and help keep them warm while they are out on the streets fighting crime and collecting candy. Some examples of super heroes that have huge muscles are The Hulk, Superman, Batman, Captain America, etc. These costumes are fun to make and a blast for the little kids. The nice thing about these costumes is they never get old. These super heroes have been around for decades and will continue to be popular. So be confident that putting a lot of work into the costume will pay off because it will be used over and over again as the years go by.
If keeping the kids warm is not an issue for you, then here are some more fun ideas for costumes for kids. Being a pirate never gets old during Halloween. Taking a quick trip to any dollar store will cover the hook, eye patch, hoop-earrings, and bandana needed to start off that pirate costume. Find an old T-shirt or long sleeved shirt and rough it up a bit. Put some tears in it that makes it look like the pirate’been in a few fights. Find some sweats that are black or brown and rough them up a bit too. Push them up your child’leg and tuck them in barely into the tops of some striped knee-high socks. Top that off with some buckled loafers and you’ve got pirate legs to die for. Adding a black wig, or scar makeup can add to the realism of the costume. Even a moustache drawn in a little bit will accentuate the costume and make that kid look like a real live buccaneer.
The key to making a fun costume for kids is to be creative and enthusiastic about the ideas that come to mind. Look at what kids are fascinated with and run with it. It may seem hard at first on how to get ideas on how to make the costume look good but with a little practice, your child will love the costumes that you come up with for them. They say everything is better homemade. But even if it is not better, it is definitely more fun to put the costume together with your child and watch them work their mind and imagination along the way. Happy Halloween!