It’s almost time for Halloween, which means it is time to start taking costume requests from your children. This year you want your kids to stand out. One way to catch the eye of costume judges and candy givers is to have a theme.
No matter what your child’s trick-or-treating entourage consists of, or your household is comprised of-boy- boy-girl, girl-girl-boy, boy-boy…well, you get the idea- there are endless group costumes for toddlers.
Movies and TV
Halloween this year is going to have a stream of characters from Toy Story 3 knocking on your door. Go to http://www.disneystore.com to dress your little ones up as Buzz, Woody and Jessie. Or, do you have children you would like to see dressed as the aliens from Toy Story 3? If so, go to http://www.toysrus.com .
Alice in Wonderland is fun for this year. You can get an Alice costume from http://www.target.com . Then dress others as the Queen of Hearts, a rabbit, a caterpillar, etc.
Another popular idea this year is to dress your children as the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba. Children can dance their way from house to house as DJ Lance, Brobee, and Plex. Try http://www.halloweenexpress.com .
Of course there is always the Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, and the Smurfs. Heck… if you need to dress a ton of children the Smurfs would be a great idea.
Another gender neutral group idea for toddlers is to have your own zoo. Have all the children dress as animals. My favorite maker of toddler animal costumes is Tom Arma. Arma sells his line exclusively through Halloween Express. His costumes have great workmanship and can become heirlooms.
I also like http://www.buycostumes.com . They offer an array of costumes. You can purchase one costume and if you’re handy make the rest of the costumes to save money. Dress one child as a UPS man and the others as packages, or dress a child as a chef and others as ingredients. Get creative and make a hot dog costume for one child and dress others as condiments. Or create a hive, and dress children as a swarm of bees. And don’t forget Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Indians and Pilgrim costumes can be worn again for Thanksgiving dinner to give grandparents a smile.
What are my children go to be? Well, I have two. They decided they want to be the “Two Musketeers”.