“Trick or treat, smell my feet; give me something good to eat. If you don’t, I don’t care I’ll pull down your ….” I am sure that anyone reading this can fill in the blank. After all, it is a classic limerick geared towards Halloween. In fact, when I asked my 6th grade classes, what they could remember about Halloween, they named only one thing more than this poem; the Halloween costumes. So what makes the costume so important? Aside from tradition, the costume is an individual’s chance to be something that they are now. A chance, that allows an individual to act out a latent fantasy. For a child, this notion is particularly appealing.
Therefore, parents can gain a lot of brownie points and kudos by getting the right costumes. This season, Action and Super Heroes are all the rage. My son asked for three different costumes, all of which fell into the Superhero genre. Thus, experts like those with CostumeforHalloween.net, who argue that Superhero/ Action figure costumes will be huge this Halloween, are absolutely correct!
Listed below are the top 10 Halloween costumes for boys. These costumes mark a trend for this season. Believe me, any parents of boys, will want to read this article.
Number 10: Yoshi from Super Mario Brothers
The Super Mario Bros. 3 game has been flying off of store shelves. Children everywhere want to be a part of this game and its legacy. The best part about the costume is that it is strikingly simple and easy to duplicate. The costume is nothing more than a green turtle or dinosaur type of creature. The pattern can be bought from Joann’s fabric and the materials necessary to complete the costume, is simple and inexpensive.
Number 9: Batman
I don’t care how many years pass, Batman is still as popular as ever. Rather it be because of the cape or because of the mask, the Batman appeal is tremendous. However, I will caution parents that the Batman costume is not cheap. Because so many individuals want this costume, the prices for it, range from $35 dollars to $60. If you are the kind of parent that will purchase everything that compliments the main costume, look to spend between $65 and $75 dollars.
Number 8: Woody
Have you seen the “Toy Story 3” movie? It was awesome. Thus, it is no surprise that little boys want to be Cowboy Woody. Cowboy Woody, however, is another very expensive costume for children. A search for Cowboy Woody costumes on Buycostumes.com, showed a price tag of $35 dollars, without shipping. What is nice is that the costume is all inclusive. It includes the bodysuit with cowboy vest, boot sprats to cover shoes/boots, and the hat! Therefore, parents can really clean- up by spending the nearly $45 dollars for this costume.
Number 7: Darth Vader
Who wouldn’t want to be a member of the Star War’s clan? After all, you get to have a cool life saber and a nifty little mask. I would dress up like Darth, any day. Good news parents, this costume is only $25.00 dollars without shipping and handling. Simply do to Buycostumes.com.
Numbers 6 & 5: Wolverine & Spiderman
Need I say anymore? The Marvel comics are continually among top selling costumes each year. They are vibrantly colored, filled with extra goodies- like Wolverine’s claws- and the price is extra nice. Parents, both of these costumes can be bought for under $20 dollars- without accounting for shipping and handling.
Number 4: Harry Potter
Do you want a magic wand that has the power to give you anything that you want? Would you like to own an invisible cape that allows you secret passage into the most daunting places? Well, boys do. The lure of magic and mystery fills their hearts so much that, little boys long to be Harry Potter. He is the pinnacle of cool.
Number 3: Aang
The Last Air bender sold millions of tickets in movie theatres. The cartoon was very popular among teens and child- aged boys. Aang’s bald head and tattoo makes him have a real, bad boy appeal. Children can see this notion too.
Numbers 2 & 1: Buzz Light-year & Ironman
Look at those names, need I say more? One is an alien fighter and astronaut who have rocket- powered wings and lasers on his hands. Ironman is a one man army. He is compact but powerful; Ironman is the future. Boys want to immolate his cool costume and super powers because those things hold the key to being the ultimate male.