Halloween is still five weeks away, but supermarket shelves have been stocked with miniature-sized candy for over a month. Pinterest is bursting at the seams with candy corn crafts and pumpkin-inspired decor. And my Facebook feed is filling up with questions about children’s costumes — where to buy them and whether they should be cute or creepy.
Levi wore an adorable yellow duck costume from Carter’s last year, and this year he’s going to wear a bug costume I purchased at Pottery Barn Kids last November when all of their Halloween costumes were on clearance. It doesn’t appear as if they’re selling it again this year, so you’ll have to wait a month to see photos of what it looks like! If you can swallow their $60 price tags, PB Kids has some equally endearing baby and toddler costumes like this bumblebee costume and this giraffe costume.
But if you’re bored-to-death of zoo animals and cartoon characters, why not take a page out of photographer Jaime Moore’s book? When Jaime’s daughter, Emma, turned five, she dressed her up as a variety of influential woman from history — including Coco Chanel, Amelia Earhart, and Susan B. Anthony — to take creative birthday portraits. Jaime wrote on her blog that she wanted Emma to know about real women worthy of her admiration, not just fictional Disney princesses.
Have you planned your child’s Halloween costume yet? What do you think about transforming him or her into a historical figure for Halloween? Would you do it?