October 2nd, 2008
As summer turns into fall, the leaves turn burning colors and the air gets cool and crisp the season brings a spooky surprise, Halloween. Every year on the thirty first of October people in North America and many other regions of the world go to costume parties or send their kids out dressed as all sorts of creatures and characters to collect candy and treats. The origin of wearing costumes stems from over two thousand years ago when the Celts, who lived in the modern day United Kingdom, celebrated the ending of summer with rituals to give them a good harvest, it is the Celts who started the idea that the bridge between the dead and the living is breached on Halloween night. Now as we celebrate the modern day traditions of the Celts you are going to want to make sure that you or your kids look just as fun as the tradition of Halloween night is.
A great tip to get that award winning Halloween costume is to check out some local small costume stores or online costume retailers. There should be a few in your local area and online and they should be able to rent you costumes for a couple days. Renting a costume is a good idea because they are usually a one of a kind piece and there’s no preparation needed. What ever you decide to do for Halloween make sure that you get a unique costume, there are a few reasons for this. One is that every body that sees you will gladly meet you with a smile and ask you about your costume. Number two is that you’re sure to get all the attention anyone needs. And number three is that you will have fun picking that costume out at an online costume retailer or at a local shop.
Don’t worry if purchasing a fun and creative costume isn’t in your budget. Some of the best ways to get that special costume is to make it yourself. Not only is it cool to see yourself or your kids wearing a custom costume, you will have loads of fun making it. Another little bonus feature of making your own costume is that when you show up to that next Halloween party your not one of the twenty five identical pirates. One costume idea that is sure to impress is transforming yourself into a genie with a magic carpet. The idea for the genie riding on a magic carpet is simple. You simply get a box, cut a hole in it and drape some fabric around the box. You then place some false legs on top and it looks like you are riding your magic carpet around. For some more really spectacular custom costume ideas that will inspire your creative side, check out your local thrift store or even the salvation army. There are tons of old and very cheap clothes there that you can use to make that fabulous custom costume.
There are a number of other example costumes that may interest you this Halloween season. Some possibilities include: Batman costume, Spider-man costume, pirates costume, baby costume, adult costume, zombie costume, undead costume, nascar driver costume, 70’s costume, 80’s costume, vampire costume, Harry Potter costume, power rangers constume, angel costume, X-Men costume, Wolverine costume, the hulk costume, Britney Spears costume, nba player costume, sports costume, super hero costume, devil costume, french maid costume, hippy costume, punk rocker costume, Elvis costume, Bob Marley costume, and the list goes on and on.
Finally, make sure that you always dress up. If you where thinking about not doing so for that Halloween party, think again! You’ll be guaranteed to have twice as much enjoyment wearing a fun and unique costume as you would if you didn’t dress up. Happy Halloween!