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We plan our costumes weeks and weeks in advance, but tend to leave out one minor detail, staying warm! You’ve just spent all this money on costumes for the entire family and it would be shame to cover them up while trick or treating. Whether you spend the night going to a creepy Halloween party or out trick-or-treating with your children,it is essential that you stay warm, considering it is the end of October.I mean you do want to look BOO-tiful!
The problem? Many people purchase costumes for themselves or their children and do not want to compromise the outfit by putting a heavy coat over it. So hide it (not the coat that is)! The key? Layer clothing underneath your costume. Inexpensive thermals can be purchased at Target, Walmart, etc.. For instance, if you or your kids are wearing a costume with long sleeves, a wool shirt is perfect underneath.
Remember long johns? Now is the perfect time to break them out. Long johns are perfect for full body costumes. If the costume goes over the head and covers the face, wear a knitted cap underneath.
The key to having a spooky fun Halloween is to be comfortable and warm. If you’re walking around outside while freezing because of thin costume material, there is a good chance that you won’t get the most out of the holiday.
Just a few tips:
- Order your child’s costume a size or two bigger so that can put a pair of sweats underneath without changing the way the costume looks!
- For women’s costumes with short skirts, leggings can add to the look and keep you warm.
- Knee high or thigh high boots especially ones made of vinyl are great to keep your legs warm.
- If you have under armour or anything else that adds another “layer of skin”, throw it on underneath. It’ll put the workout gear sitting at the bottom of your drawer to good use.
- When shopping for costumes, you may also want to look for something that has thicker material or a coat or vest that can go over the outfit without compromising its creepy or cute look.
- When trick-or-treating with little ones, try to head out when it is still light out, as it won’t be as cold.
- Incorporate warm street clothes into your costume. Get creative and choose a costume that will allow you to wear regular clothes and still look as though you’re in costume.
More importantly, BE SAFE