Halloween Ideas

Halloween IdeasHalloween is a time of fun yet safe pranks, candy, decorations, and costumes. Once upon a time costumes may have been meant to confuse and ward off spirits of the dead, but today they are worn for the fun of it. Not only do we wear Halloween costumes, we also revel in decorating our homes for All Hallow’s Eve. If you are in need of Halloween ideas, then you have come to the right place!

When it comes to choosing the right costume for Halloween, there are a few things you should consider:

Weather – That cute, skimpy French Maid costume might be exactly what you were looking for, but take into consideration what the weather is going to be like if you plan on spending a good amount of time outside. Do you live in a cold climate? Will there be freezing temperatures, possibly even snow? Then pass on the skimpy costume and opt for one that will keep you warm. Likewise, if you live in a warm climate, skip the gorilla costume in favor of one that will keep you cool as you walk around outdoors. If your costume will allow for it, don’t forget that you can help stay warm by wearing layers if the weather forecasts cold weather on October 31st.

Comfort – This goes hand-in-hand with weather, but goes a bit further. Will you be doing a lot of sitting? Then it might be best to pass on any costumes that have tails that would prove uncomfortable whenever you sit. Will you be going to a party or Trick-or-Treating? A costume that would be great for one may not be so great for the other. Think about what you will be doing and where you will be (i.e. spending a lot of time outside or indoors at a party) before you choose your costume.

Themes – Theme costumes are perfect for families, co-workers, and friends. Be sure to choose a theme that is appropriate for your specific group. Choosing to go as zombies from “The Walking Dead” may not be the best choice if you have young children in your group. Likewise, choosing to dress as Adam and Eve may not fly in the workplace. Once you select your theme you can let your imagination run wild. Add any accessories that work for your chosen costume theme.

Mash-Up Costumes – Put a new spin on a classic costume. Love fairies? Then choose a goth fairy. Love cheerleaders? Go with a zombie cheerleader. Love Marie Antoinette? Wear a vampiress version of the Queen of Versailles. In other words, take what you love and look for a way to make it unique. This will make the costume more fun, and you are sure to get many compliments from your creativity.

Accessorize – Just about any costume you can think of will benefit from accessories. Harry Potter costumes needs wands. Pirate costumes need parrots. Ninja costumes need swords. Doctor costumes need stethoscopes and face masks. Think about what you can add to your costume, then add it.

Keep Safety In Mind – Your six-year-old daughter has fallen in love with a gorgeous princess dress that has a skirt that goes all the way to the ground. Should you get it? Maybe not. If she will be going Trick-or-Treating then it may be better to get a dress that goes to her knees. The reason for this is because people sometimes put candles on the ground, and a long dress could catch on fire if your child walks too close to the flame. Masks are another safety consideration. Some masks make it difficult to see oncoming traffic. Only wear masks that do not restrict your view. Also, it might be a good idea to get blinking lights for children to wear as they walk around the neighborhood in the dark. The lights will alert drivers, helping to keep your children safe.

When it comes to Halloween ideas, we have done our best to provide you with ideas that you can use for yourself, your children, or with other people. It has been our pleasure to bring these ideas to you!

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