If your plus-size kid is very conscious of being heavy and is disturbed by taunts of other kids, choose the Halloween costume carefully. It can become just another reason for ridicule and embarrassment.
On the other hand, if chosen with the right spirit, an appropriate costume could make the plus-size child a Halloween favorite among peers, family and everyone else who can get a kick out of it. Some suggestions for that best plus-size … let’s rather call it husky … Halloween costume could include:
1. Sumo wrestler: This enormous joke of a costume comes as a blow-up or heavily padded. and is skin-toned, except for a small band at the waist. With a sense of the ridiculous and without any embarrassment, your plus-size kid will out-bounce everyone at trick and treat, as well as as Halloween parties.
2. Clown: The circus performer always wears big, roomy costumes. Your plus-size child will disappear into a fancy and clever suit, with added features of tassel hat, face make-up, red nose and over-size shoes. A real or toy little dog makes a nice accessory.
3. Angel: Your husky little angel can become a real one for Halloween. The basic costume is simple to make, because all it needs is a big white gown made from a bed sheet. Accessories include sandals, as well as home-made or store-bought halo and wings. If your child is a boy, call him the boss angel Gabriel, because he’ll be tooting on a toy trumpet.
4. Ghost: This costume is similar to that of an angel, because it’s basically a large white nightgown. You can make or buy a hood for your child’s head, and cut holes in it for eyes, nose and mouth. It’ll be a flowing garment and won’t emphasize the child’s bulk.
5. Bear or teddy bear: Animal costumes are fur-covered and bulky, and don’t emphasize the wearer’s shape. You can choose the familiar Smokey or other bear wear. The costumes can be purchased or rented from fun shops.
6. Astronaut: The costume resembles the round bear figure, but without the fur. The more authentic space outfit can also be purchased or rented, complete with helmet, from local shops.
7. Soldier in camouflage uniform: Who’d dare to make fun of a husky GI, especially if he’s wearing an Army helmet showing the stars of a general?
The best Halloween costumes for plus-size kids are those that take advantage of the body style, or exaggerates it into a laugh-inducing cartoon.