At our house it was always called the costume box. It was actually this really large chest that all of our old Halloween costumes and accessories found their way into year after year when Halloween was over. No, this wasn’t a storage methodology—it was actually a very well used trunk filled with things we used for dressing up and playtime all year round. If you have kids, you probably already know this, children’s Halloween costumes are not just for Halloween anymore.
Imaginative playtime, pretend and dress up will always be some of kid’s favorite past times. Wearing costumes gives kids the opportunity to pretend to be various characters from TV and the movies, as well as to experience adult roles that they may see during daily living. Believe it or not, playing dress up is a great way for kids to deal with the stresses of every day life, plus it’s a wonderful opportunity to use their growing imaginations.
As the first signs of fall appear, now is a great time to start thinking about some great dress up ideas for your kids, for Halloween of course, but also just for fun and for play. Some of the summer’s hottest movies have provided great characters that probably have inspired you, such as those from Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain America, Harry Potter and the Green Lantern.
Take full advantage of the many hours of fun that a costume can provide for a child, from animals to many various occupations. Your child will enjoy recreating many of these exciting roles and having numerous imaginative adventures.