Group Halloween Costumes for Kids
Forget scary. When it comes to kids, Halloween is probably the cutest time of the year. And if you’re looking to celebrate the date with a group of youngsters, a group Halloween costume may be the best way to kick the cuteness into high gear.
What is a group Halloween costume?
We’re not talking about one costume to be shared by all parties—that could get messy. A group Halloween costume is simply when a fun or creative theme is shared among the members of a party. Imagine a group of little ones all dressed as different animals in the zoo or types of fruits and vegetables, and you’ll get the idea!
What movies were popular over the last year? Ones that might appeal to the under-eight set include Toy Story 3, Shrek, and Despicable Me. But don’t rule out more mature fare—what could be cuter on Halloween than a bunch of long-tailed toddler Avatars or tiny vampires? For boisterous boys, action heroes from The A-Team, Prince of Persia, or The Expendables could fit the bill. Other movies that feature a Technicolor cast include The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Alice in Wonderland, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
What are your preschooler's favorite DVD or television programs? Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the Backyardigans, Blue’s Clues or Yo Gabba Gabba make for a cast of cuteness. If you’d like to think outside the box, consider a board or video game theme, such as Candyland or Mario Brothers. Books are another great source for multiple characters, such as Harry Potter and Where the Wild Things Are.
Things to Consider
Toddlers and young children are notorious for their, well, fickle nature. Before you spend a lot of money on a full-length zip-up costume, consider the following.
· What will the weather be like? If the temperature is still fairly warm at the end of October, you won’t want something that will cause your little one to overheat. Determine how the costume could be constructed in layers so that parts might be removed in the event of a melt-down. If it gets cold, find a way to incorporate a jacket or robe into the costume’s theme.
· Will you be walking or strolling? Comfortable footwear is a must if youngsters are trick-or-treating on their feet.
· How long will they be in costume? If the costume involves face-paint or constricts your little one’s movement, aim for a window of about an hour.
Finally, don’t forget to have fun with your Halloween cuties, and take a lot of pictures!