Tips for Choosing a Spooktacular Halloween Costume


Halloween is just a few weeks away and many of us are trying to decide on  just the right costume for this fun fall holiday. Should you go traditional or be terrifying? Do you buy something at the store, DIY or a combination of the two? There are really so many choices out there and you are only limited by your imagination.

At Charming Chick we have just a few tips to help you decide on the right costume for you this Halloween!


This lamp  charm  makes an ideal accessory
 if you plan on being a genie this Halloween .






1. Think outside the box

The more original and creative you can be -- all the better. If you don't think you are creative enough to invent your own original costume or character don't worry; putting a new spin on and old favorite can work just as well or better.


Also, choosing someone who is trending, or in the news a lot, is another great idea. You could go as the famous "Hockey Mom" and politician Sarah Palin or you would be "winning" as Charlie Sheen this year. You can also choose to go as your favorite celebrity; that can be a lot of fun!

2. Consider your comfort

It is also a great idea to consider how comfortable you will be while wearing the costume and where you are headed. If you are dressing up to take the kids trick-or-treating or will be at an outside, event a big or heavy weight costume might be okay.However, if you are going to be indoors = especially where there will be a lot of people - those types of costumes may be too hot or cumbersome to wear.

Also, when kids go out trick-or-treating they aren't going to want to wear a coat over their costume, this takes away from the WOW factor and may have people asking, "Now what are you dear?" You can keep your little superheros and princesses warm by putting layers underneath their costume if it's a chilly fall evening.


3.  Decide on a costume theme for the entire family 


This is fun if you'll be attending a Halloween party or going trick or treating as a family. There are so many creative combinations you can do. Some family go as all the characters from the Wizard of Oz, all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the solar system, and more. If you check out The Tip Junkie Blog she has a ton of great Halloween costume ideas for the whole family.


Have fun! Be Safe! Get Creative!


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