Yee haw! What little boys haven’t played cowboy or dreamed of riding and roping? A Cowboy hat and pretend gun belt with gun can always be found at the dollar store. If your little cowpoke has a pair of boots, slide those on. Cowboys wear blue jeans and plaid shirts just like construction guys. Sew on a bit of fringe here and there if you like. Don’t forget the blue paisley bandanna for an authentic touch.
Clowns bring smiles to everyone’s faces. Clown costumes can be simple to quite elaborate. Kids can use wigs or they can spray colored hair spray to change their hair color. Make-up or a big red nose can help with the look. There are many different types of make-up or if you prefer, you can use a mask. The main thing to remember with a clown costume is to have fun, keep it light and happy. Clowns are supposed to make people laugh and bring happiness to others. But since it is Halloween, this is one occasion where it might be appropriate as well to create a scary clown costume if your child is old enough to handle this type of costume.
Face painting can be an excellent way to make your child’s Avatar costume truly theirs. Apply a base coat of blue bodypaint to the neck, ears, face and lips. Then paint black stripes, radiating from the crown to the center of the face. Apply blush for a bit of color, then paint tiny dots in white between the lines. Your child can put on paper ears using bobby pins. They can also stick feathers in their hair using the same technique.
The main exhibit going on right now is called To the Rescue! This is an original safety exhibit that helps kids learn what it’s like to be a rescue worker. They have the Lil’ Red Fire Truck #5 and the Rescue helicopter that come with costumes for kids to play in. You can also stop by the Fire Safety House to play a safety game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Another fun part to check out is the To the Rescue Med Center where kids can pretend to be paramedics and even practice giving first aid to their puppet “patients”. There are lots of cool toys to play with like sirens, stethoscopes, bandages and even life rafts!
In the power Rangers TV shows, the female rangers have typically worn the pink, white and yellow Power Ranger costumes. To make a girl’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger Halloween costume, get a long-sleeved blouse that is long enough to serve as a minidress. Attach a strip of white trim to the hem of the shirt. Find a cheap Power Rangers mask that matches the color of your Halloween costume.
Costumes from famous people are not only popular, they are fairly easy to put together. The best way to dress your kids in a famous person costume is to go with the outfit the famous person is most noted for. For instance you can dress up as Waldo from the where’s Waldo books by putting on a striped red/white shirt with blue pants and a red and white stocking cap.
Starfish – You need a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants for this task. Paint the sweatshirt and sweatpants to look like a starfish. When attending the party, be sure to keep your child’s legs in wide stance and their arms above their head.