Sunday, March 6, 2016

Kids Costumes - Costume Purchase and Safety Tips For a Fun Halloween!

Looking for a year round costume store is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Because of the specificity of the occasion, there just aren't that many Halloween stores to choose from. There are some stores that cater year round to the shoppers for Christmas but for Halloween, it is rare. So when Halloween is coming around and your kids need costumes, it is usually the busy mega-store scramble that takes place a couple of days before Halloween.

Ugh! Unfortunately, all the great costumes have most probably been picked over and the sizes just aren't available. Half of the costumes have been pulled out of their packaging and finding the tiara for Cinderella's Costume is just not going to happen at such quick notice. What is funny is that your kids costumes may be the same as the kids next door because you all shop at the same few stores in your community.

Sure, you probably can go to a local costume shop to see what they have but more often than not, these stores generally carry costumes for rent. However, let's face it. One of the easiest ways to shop for Halloween Costumes and items is via an on line costume and accessory store like Every up to date Halloween item or costume is available at the click of a mouse, including decorations and party supply themes.

After finding a reputable on line supplier of Halloween items, it is important to understand that kids costumes should all have a certain level of safety, especially if the costume is part of a trick or treat evening. Here are some simple suggestions when purchasing a kids costume that will help keep your child safe during this busy season.

Kids Costumes Safety Tips
Consider purchasing a brightly colored costume if your child will be out trick or treating. If your kid won't budge on buying a black Darth Vader Costume, stick some reflective tape to various parts of the outfit so others, particularly drivers, can see him or her. Also, give your child a small flashlight to shine while walking.

A couple of days before Halloween, take the costume on a test run. Have your child try the outfit on to see if there are any parts of the costume which does not fit properly and could be a fall hazard. The shoes should be comfortable and flat and the costume length needs to be above the child's ankles.

Consider using make-up or face paint instead of mask. Masks tend to be more restrictive and vision may be a problem. Also, Halloween night is not the time to find out if your child has an allergy to latex. For everyone's sake, just make sure no parts of the costume has latex if you are not sure.