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How To Put Together Great Santa Costumes

Aug 7, 2008
Santa's presence at malls and department stores is a definite sign that the Christmas season has arrived. Children get especially excited to see Santa, and many adults are filled with their own heart warming childhood memories. Santa is not the reason Christmas is celebrated, but in the United States he certainly is an essential part of the festivities.

People need to use Santa costumes for several different reasons. A holiday party host may want to liven up the evening with a visit from Santa himself. Some people choose to throw a seasonal costume party, so guests might ask you about how to get a Santa suit. And mall and other store employees often use a Santa actor to draw in extra customers and delight the young shoppers.

Since there is quite a variety of Santa costumes available, the one you get will be determined by the situation you find yourself in. A Santa suit designed for a woman, for example, will be made differently from one designed for a man. Children's Santa costumes will naturally be smaller and use less fabric.

Finding Santa Costumes

You can find a Santa suit in lots of different places. Department stores and malls that use Santa actors will tend to provide their employee with the costume. Santa costumes can be rented, but doing so close to Christmas time could be difficult, since demand is high. For that reason, it's a good idea to reserve your costume before the holiday rush. As Christmas approaches, many department stores sell Santa Claus costumes with their other holiday decorations.

How to Make Your Own Santa Costume

Of course, you can always make your Santa costumes. This works especially well if you need to make some modifications to the typical costume. For example, if you are going to a costume party, you may want to create a costume that has considerably less fabric. Also, it may be harder to find Santa costumes for children or women so this is a great alternative to finding them in the stores.

Playing the Part

After you get your perfect Santa costume, all that's left to do is play the part. If you plan on being Santa Claus around children, take on his joyous personality. Instead of being irritable and cranky, make sure you think stick to Santa's jolly and kind manner.
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