Here comes Halloween! Have you seen the orange and black displays all over the grocery stores yet? And the long aisles of candy stacked next to pumpkin buckets? Fall is ushering in the familiar and fun spectacle of trick-or-treating, along with crisper days and lots of apples. Not to mention lots of pie! If your young child is finally old enough to tag along and appreciate the joys of neighborhood carnivals and festive “boos!” down the block, then consider some of these costume ideas. Halloween doesn’t have to be just about the kids running up and down the street during a sugar rush. It’s also about family time, face painting, apple bobbing and so much more. Bring your entire family into the festivities this year and wow your neighbors while you create lasting memories.
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Aye matey! How about a family of pirates? Most costumes can be put together with old clothes in your closet. A little shredding and layering, then add a pirate hat you can pick up in any costume or party store. Adding red sashes around the heads and construction paper peg legs and hooks will tie it all together without breaking the bank.
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Be a superhero family! There’s something for everyone here, whether it’s Wonder Woman, Batman, or your kid’s favorite scientist.
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Adorable witches – dress your young girls up with a little colorful tulle, a pointy hat, and some dark purple or green lipstick (non toxic, of course!) and they are ready to delight other trick-or-treaters.
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Don’t forget the pets! Take your kids and the pets out for an evening stroll dressed as the fun members of the Incredibles. You can pick any other kids movie and make this work, so long as your dogs are willing to go along with the plan.