5 Costumes Every Child Should Dress -Up In At Least Once

For the kids, Halloween – and all holidays really – are a thing of magic. Children love to explore fantastical worlds of their own creations, and roleplay as their favourite characters from movies, TV and books. Dressing up in costumes and acting out games as a character help children to learn how to deal with difficult situations and how to be empathetic – by thinking about how the character might react, instead of their own feelings.

There are certain characters and types of characters that are timeless: they are an essential part of what it means to be a child. It’s my belief that at some point, every child should experiment with dressing up as and acting out these types of characters – and since Halloween is coming up, it’s a great time to pick up some inexpensive children’s costumes you kids can enjoy again and again.

What are these timeless charactes every child should dress up as? Here are my choices:

Superhero

Regardless of age or gender, it’s pretty safe to say all children dream of being a superhero at some stage. Many of us still do! So it’s only right that your son or daughter gets to dress-up as their favourite superhero this Halloween; Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman … I can almost guarantee they have a definite favourite, so do your homework and make this the most super Halloween costume yet!

Animals

Every child should release their inner animal at least once! Be it an elephant, lion or a creepy insect: animal costumes are always a great bet! Most animal costumes being made for Halloween are part of a set of onesies, or footed pajamas, so will keep your children warm on a cool Halloween night. Perfect for Trick or Treating!

Celebrity

They’ll be the coolest kids this Halloween when they are dressed as their favourite celebrity! Get them dressed up in style this year by drawing inspiration from their favourite singer or Disney star. You can often find many celebrity children’s costumes for sale in online stores. It’s a great opportunity to get creative in putting together a look your son or daughter will love!

Pirate

A classic childrens costume, and great on both boys and girls! Because who doesn’t love bandanas, eye-patches, parrots and swords? Sounds to me like the key ingredients to the greatest costume for your kid ever. All you need is a sword and Arrrr Me Hearties!

Princess

Every little girl dreams of being a princess – so this Halloween make her dream come true! Choose a pink princess dress made of brocade and satin, add some gold trim and a petticoat, headpiece and veil. It’s a costume fit for a (little) queen!

For an awesome selection of children’s costumes you can buy online, check out: http://www.spirithalloween.com/kids/. Or, if you are handy with the needle and thread, check out 35 Easy Homemade Costumes for Kids.

Have you asked your child who they want to dress as for halloween? Do they have a favourite celebrity, superhero or book character? Is there a character in their life who they show a lot of empathy for? Let your child lead the way in choosing the best children’s costume for their personality.

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