Costumes from Become.com
Every day, we wake up as the same person and put on our uniforms so that we might look the part for our profession. Whether that uniform is a suit and tie or a pair of cargo shorts and a Hawaiian shirt, we all have a part to play and over time our wardrobes come to be defined by that part. What about the days of youth, though? When you were young, you could be anybody, as soon as you woke up, you were an astronaut or a cowboy. When you fastened a towel around your neck to make a makeshift cape, you were your own personal brand of super hero with all the best super powers. Reality didn´t have any reign over you, and it didn´t matter if you lacked the skills or brawn to be a firefighter – when you strapped on that plastic hard hat, you were a firefighter and nobody could tell you otherwise!
Children derive a very specific joy from dawning costumes, but the window in which they can achieve said joy can be relatively short in duration. For this reason, you ought to maximize the happiness within the young children in your life by seizing every opportunity to dress up! Of course, the most obvious opportunity would have to be on Halloween. This is the one day of the year that encourages children to dress up as whatever it they want to. Some will go all out and make their very own costumes, but if that task is beyond the reach of your creative talents, Become Costumes has an extensive catalogue of all the costumes your youngster could possibly want. As a child, Halloween is not the only the only holiday that you can dress up for, though. Make some memories for your children with themed birthday parties so that when they look back at old photos, they can have a laugh at whatever it was they were so obsessed with at the time whether it be Power Rangers, Barbie dolls, or even clowns.
As a parent, older sibling, or just a care taker, you should take advantage of your proximity to your children in these costume-happy years. It is always oodles more fun when the entire family is involved with the festivities and while wearing costumes well into adulthood is just something that some people never outgrow, others will need a bit of a nudge to put on something silly, even if it´s just for a spot of fun. If it isn´t obvious enough, putting on a complementary costume to take your kids trick or treating or putting on a Santa Suit to their elf get up is that perfect excuse. Of course, there are also plenty of young adult functions that require a bit of costuming as well. Themed parties don´t ever really stop and Halloween is still a rather big deal for the young and exuberant adult (although the fun is mindfully different from a child Halloween). Take advantage of every costume opportunity and add a bit of splash in your life with Become Costumes!