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Deciding on Halloween Costumes for the Family

     Fall is the favorite time of the year for some people and for good reason. It becomes a time for those who want to escape the humdrum of everyday life and jump into the role of someone else. October brings us a time that the Celtic called Samhain or All Saints day. Today we know it as Halloween and there is nothing more fun than dressing up in Halloween costumes and pretending we are someone else.

Choosing a costume for the yearly party can sometimes be a challenge. The most fun costumes are the ones that are unique and ones that no one else would consider wearing. You may want to consider things like the missing sock from the dryer or a burrito. There are other options too that can be made into costumes fairly easy. You can check with local rental companies to get an idea of the selection that is available.

If you are choosing something for a child there are a few things to consider. You do not want something that is going to block their vision so try to stay away from anything with a mask. It is much better to use makeup than to hinder the line of sight of children.

Think about the length of the outfit. Children are not as sure footed as most adults so their costume should be short enough not to get their feet caught up in. They should be warm and they should be age appropriate. Dressing a child up in a "sexy" costume may give some adults the wrong idea.

Accessories are important too. Whatever accessories are necessary make sure they cannot be used as a weapon. Many stores sell a variety of these and they are generally safe for all ages. They should not hang too low from the set of clothes. This ensures that the child will not trip over it and injure their self.

If the outfit you choose for your child includes a wig make sure it does not lay over the face. This can impair their vision causing them to fall. Their clothing should have some kind of reflective material on it. It can be sequins so that when light hits them, they shine so that vehicles can see them clearly. Shoes should fit correctly and not be oversized.

When you think you cannot find the perfect costume, consider thumbing through some magazines for ideas. You can get a lot of ideas from different magazines and maybe even find some unique accessories to go with your present outfit. You can also visit your local fabric store to find patterns and materials to make your own.

This year when you plan your family Halloween costumes try to think outside the box and find something unique to dress in. Do not settle for the same old boring outfit you wore last year or the year before. Use your imagination to find the attire that fits your personality and likes. Finding the perfect outfit for the holiday can make it more enjoyable for you and your friends.

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