Costume For Halloween

Are you searching for that perfect costume for Halloween, the one that will instantly propel you to the center of attention at any party? Has your child been begging you to buy them one of this year’s hottest new costumes for Halloween? Are you not quite sure what to be this year and just need some great Halloween costume ideas?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to make a homemade costume or buy a costume online, Best Costumes for Halloween.net is your source for Halloween costume ideas.

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Kids Costumes

Halloween is a wonderful holiday that can and should be enjoyed by everyone. Although sometimes thought of primarily as a children’s holiday, Halloween seems to be just as popular with adults. Today kids take to the streets (or sidewalks) dressed as their favorite superhero or a princess on a mission to gather the most treats while adults get together for parties where they get a chance for one night to be anything they can imagine. It’s a time when anyone can dress up in costume and have a great time.

Halloween originated from “All Hallows Eve” over 2,000 years ago from the Celtic celebration of Samhain (the eve of the Celtic New Year) and in Christian times (the eve of All Saints Day). In Celtic times, on this night it was believed that the spirits of the dead returned to earth and could be asked questions about the future. Because the Celtics also believed that some of these spirits were evil, many wore costumes and masks such as animal heads in an attempt to hide their identities and protect themselves from these spirits.

In the late 1800s, there was a move in America to change Halloween from the days of ghosts, pranks, and witchcraft to a day for community and neighborly gatherings. At the turn of the century, the most common way to celebrate the day for both children and adults was Halloween parties and by the beginning of the twentieth century Halloween lost most of its superstitious and religious overtones.

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Adult Costumes

Many people put a great deal of time and effort into preparing for Halloween including costumes, decorations, and party planning. The celebration of Halloween has become the fastest growing holiday in America and is the second largest commercial holiday behind only Christmas. Scary movies are often shown on television stations and special Halloween themed episodes are created for TV series and air on or before the holiday. The film industry takes advantage of the atmosphere surrounding Halloween to release new horror films.

Wearing a costume for Halloween became popular in the United States beginning in the early 1900s and costumes were first mass produced and appeared in stores in the early 1930s, when trick-or-treating became popular. Trick-or-treating is a major tradition in the United States. Despite some worries about the safety of candy and children traveling the streets in the dark, 80 percent of adults in the U.S. plan to give out candy to trick-or-treaters and 93 percent of children plan to go trick-or-treating.

Traditional Halloween costumes imitate supernatural or scary characters such as ghosts, vampires, skeletons, and devils. More modern costumes have evolved to include superheroes, celebrities, presidents, and TV and movie characters.

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There are many online resources available with ideas for Halloween costumes, everything from traditional Halloween characters to the wild and wacky. If you choose a homemade costume, you will want to give yourself plenty of time to complete your costume well before Halloween night. Making your own costume can have many benefits, but maybe the most important is saving money. It’s almost always cheaper to make your own costume than to buy a costume because you can find many of the items you’ll need at home.

Don’t think you have to spend a fortune if you want to buy a costume. There are many costume shops that carry very affordable, quality costumes. The time and effort that is required to make your own costume might be worth more to you than the cost of buying a costume.

Whether you want to make your own costume or choose to buy a costume for Halloween, be sure to check out our top picks for the Best Costumes for Halloween 2014.