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Kids Of All Ages Can Have Fun With Halloween Costumes

Jul 19, 2008
Halloween is not just a kids holiday anymore. Over the last 30-40 years, it has become more and more popular, with adults getting into the spirit as well as children. And of all the Halloween traditions, costumes are the biggest one for all ages.

Right from the time kids are babies, they're getting dressed up for Halloween (although for babies the thrill is more for the parents than the kids!)

Kids have a nearly endless supply of Halloween costumes to choose from. Despite that, it tends to be a character from a recent movie or a well known TV show that becomes the most popular costume of the year.

Cartoon characters, though, are not the only popular choices. Younger children love classic costumes like aliens, ghosts, pirates, and witches. Older kids will want to disturb their parents more with gory costumes that sport scars, fake wounds, and lots of blood.

There is also a great variety of Halloween costumes for adults. You can choose from classics or popular licensed character costumes.

When adults get dressed up, they quite often like to stick to a theme - everyone at the party dresses according to theme or perhaps a couple will dress in matching costumes of some kind.

You could choose to dress as if you were from a certain decade by wearing a zoot suit from the 1940's or flappers straight out of the roaring 20's. More historic costumes from the medieval and renaissance periods are also popular.

One difference between kids costumes and adults is that adults often put together their own outfit, with more attention to the details. Kids are perfectly happy with a costume that you bought in the local drug store.

Adult costume can get quite detailed - something that would be right at home on a movie set. Costume makeup and high quality masks and clothing are quite common.

Since arranging all the details of a costume can be a daunting task financially, it would be wise to contact a store that rents costumes. If you choose to rent, you might be able to save money and use a new costume each year.
About the Author
Now's the time to start planning your Halloween costumes for this year. Don't wait until it's too late and the good ones are all sold out. Get lots of fun costume ideas on the Get In Costume website, where you can also get a free copy of my report "The Family Guide To Halloween Safety.".
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