Your Little Monster Cozy: Cold Weather Halloween Costumes let Trick-or-Treaters
Enjoy the Night.
By Janie Franz
Costume from Petables
face it: most Halloween costumes aren’t made to last beyond
the dawn. Their flimsiness, especially in Northern climates where
children trick-or-treat in temperatures near freezing, can bring
down even the most spirited young ghoul. Kids often have to wear
coats or heavy sweaters to keep warm, leaving only a mask or face
paint visible, unless they attend an indoor Halloween party. But
who wants to do that? Halloween is about leaves crunching under
your feet, moonlit graveyards and shadows moving out of the corner
of the eye.
Bug Costume from Petables
a new line of Halloween costumes geared toward keeping children
warm and toasty as they walk amongst the night’s spirits has
swept the market. These plush costumes are more like Halloween outerwear,
available in a parade of animal and character coats, vests, and
full-body suits—with or without feet. All of these costumes
are equipped with hoods that keep the ears warm and don’t
obstruct the child’s vision.
distributed by Celebration Halloween, offers a
complete line of plush Halloween costumes for infants, toddlers,
and young children. They’ve taken the bunny-eared baby bunting
a step farther and created imaginative costumes in a variety of
animals and an array of holiday themes (pumpkins, Santas, snowmen,
and even a Christmas tree). They offer an alligator costume with
legs and tail, a bumble bee, a lady bug, and many more.
Bio: The mother of two grown children (an artist and a
musician), writer Janie Franz once was a radio announcer and did
booking for a rock band.