August 2012

Selecting the perfect Halloween costumes for kids

Appropriate costumes that are visible at night

Taking your kids out for Halloween can be exciting, but it can also be hard to find the proper costume for them to go out in. This is when you should have some tips that I have found useful in selecting my own kids' costumes. With these tips, you can easily find the best costume for your children and also have the best time, while being safe. 

The first tip I have found helpful is to ask my kids what kind of costume they want to wear. When I ask them, the costume ideas are varied, but it does give me an idea on what they want to wear. So I am able to figure out and plan on the different items I should be getting for them to have a great Halloween.

Singer Halloween Costumes

Yes, it’s time to start planning!

My daughter and I chose several costume books at the library to start browsing through for our Halloween plans this year, and we were most impressed with the Singer Sewing Reference Library Halloween Costumes book. Not only is it full of complete colored photos, it also has full step by step instructions to follow in creating the beautiful costumes included within it.

The book is organized in an easy to use format, beginning with a section on making costumes comfortable as well as safe for children (and adults) to wear. A chapter on various styles of costumes follows, which includes gowns, tabards, and other forms of costumes you can choose from. This makes it easy to find what you want in terms of weather conditions and safety concerns.

A chapter completely on headwear is presented next, which includes items such as hoods, hats, crowns, and more. You will discover how to make a halo, beautiful bejeweled crowns, ears for animal costumes, and even antennas for insects. What I also love about this—and other sections—is that you can also get ideas for simple face painting and glitter use to go well with the costumes themselves.