Halloween Costumes for Kids
There is something about Halloween which really catches the imaginations of children.
Perhaps it's all the candy and sweets but what kids seem to get the most thrill from is dressing up as something frightening.
From simple masks to full costumes that you'll reuse year after year (possibly handing them down to the next kid as the older ones grow out of them) we have all the Halloween costumes for kids that you might want at Halloween Costumes for Kids. Click the link to check them out.
Halloween has been known as All Hallows’ Eve and All Saints’ Eve.
It dates to the Celtic festival of Samhain. Samhain was the night before their new year, marking the start of the cold, pressing darkness of winter.
It was believed that during Samhain, on October 31st, the ghosts of the dead could return. The barrier between the living and the dead was blurred. During the celebrations on Samhain, the Celts wore costumes, animal heads and skins. Today’s celebration of Halloween is much different, but just as community involved and spectacular.
And enjoyed by both adults and children.
How to Carve a Halloween Pumpkin
A Jack O'Lantern, or carved pumpkin with a candle inside shining out through the eyes, nose and mouth, really shows that you're getting into the spirit of Halloween.
When your kids come back from trick or treating in their Halloween costumes for kids, the sight of Jack in the window sill or on the front lawn will make their thrill complete.
Buy a pumpkin shortly before Halloween. Although Halloween excitement can build early in October (especially for children), do not buy your pumpkin too early. Most pumpkins will be rotten beyond recovery after a week and a half to two weeks. With this in mind, buy your pumpkin about a week or less before Halloween.
Pick a pumpkin that's free of nicks, bruises, and cuts. Look for a sturdy stem that doesn't feel too bendable, and for mostly consistent color all the way around. Knock or thump on the skin like you would a melon. If you hear a hollow sound, the pumpkin is ripe.
Look for a pumpkin with a flat base. This will make it easier to display your Jack O'Lantern on Halloween night. It doesn't matter if the pumpkin you like is clean or dirty. You can always wash it when you get home.
Before you start cutting, figure out what kind of design or face you want on your pumpkin. Here are some design ideas from WikiHow:
For traditional, silhouette and pulp carving, use a permanent marker or dry-erase marker to outline your design on the pumpkin.
If you're decorating pumpkins with children, letting them draw the designs can be a fun way to include them, yet avoid having them handle sharp carving tools.
DO NOT let children handle knives. And if you choose to illuminate your carved pumpkin with a candle or tea light, do not leave it lit overnight or if you're away from the house.
Trick or Treat Safely
Nothing beats the excitement of getting their Halloween costumes for kids and then going out trick or treating.
But make sure they do it safely by following a few simple rules.
A flashlight will prevent a group from splitting up and avoid injuries. Reflective tape can also be added to costumes, treat bags, and coats to make kids clearly visible to drivers. You should be able to see everyone and everything, and everyone else should be able to see you.
Many costumes come with masks, but the reality is that they can affect your child’s vision. A safer alternative is to use non-toxic face paint to create a spooky mask. If your child does wear a mask, they must remove it before crossing a road.
Older children may want to separate themselves from their parents and younger siblings, but there is strength in numbers. Only allow an older child to go trick or treating without you if he or she is with a trusted group of friends that will obey all safety rules.
Make sure that your children understand that they must never enter a stranger's home and tell them not to approach any house without its lights on.
Kid's Halloween Costumes
As well as Halloween Costumes for Kids I'll be adding lots of other Halloween related stuff, including Halloween games, Halloween makeup and Halloween masks.
But why should kids have all the fun?
Check out Halloween Costumes for Adults.
Perfect for your Halloween themed adult party.
(But don't be surprised if your kids turn down your generous offer to go trick or treating with them. Kids can be funny that way.)
Even so, for very young children, watching from a discreet distance in your car could be a wise safety precaution, even if they are with an older group.
Halloween Makeup for Kids
If you have a little bit of artistic talent, you can use makeup instead of a mask to enhance your Halloween costumes for your kids.
I've found three of the best kits for creating those special mask effects that you want.
Two of them are makeup kits with paints and brushes and the other contains stuff to be used for special effects like scars and blood.
To check them out, go to Halloween Costumes for Kids, and scroll down to the end.
See also: Halloween Costumes for Women 2020