How to find a cool toddler costume
When Halloween comes around, it’s an excellent occasion for everyone to costume themselves as somebody or even something they like. The cultural impact of this celebration has become so important that it’s not uncommon for parents nowadays to dress up even their toddlers in Halloween outfits. It’s a fun way to integrate them in the festivities, and it only increases the little one’s’ degree of cuteness.
The toddlers’ participation translates either by their parents taking them along when they go to visit family or friends or by their parents receiving visits from family or friends. In any case, the sight of a beautiful little girl or boy dressed up like a flower, a cowboy, a fairy, a minion or a princess is sure to melt the hearts of the potential beholders.
However, while it can be fun for parents to pick out a costume for their little one(s), actually settling on a certain outfit can be daunting, with all the options available on the market. This is why we believe that the guide below will help you form a better idea of the best toddler costumes for Halloween so that you can pick the most inspired ones without regretting it later.
How we chose the coolest toddler costumes
When it comes to inspiration for searching and buying unique toddler costumes, the sources, and variety of outfits are immense. For girls, you can safely go with classic options, such as a fairy, a princess, a beautiful flower or a cartoon character.
In the case of boys, you can opt for costumes such as superheroes, cowboys, sailors or, same as with girls, a cartoon character; you can also resort to an awesome scary costume for your little girl or boy, should you want to impress differently those who see them; then there are always the funny toddler Halloween costumes, such as a toddler funny monkey costume, or a costume inspired by the main character of a comedy, such as Shrek, for instance.
For research, the almighty Internet is always at your service, with hundreds of images for inspiration and at least tens, if not hundreds, of sites from which you can purchase a fitting costume for your adorable toddler at home.
Fortunately, for those who wish to be more thorough and want to see and feel the costume before buying it, children are always a top priority for the various stores and supermarkets around Halloween time. Therefore, scouting for that special costume for your little one around the neighborhood should prove easy and even bear its fruits.
Wearability of your toddler’s cool Halloween costume
Even the best toddler boy costumes or the best toddler costumes for girls don’t have much if any, wearability value outside the context of Halloween. Once you buy them, you have to acknowledge the fact that it’s a one-time purchase.
Granted, there is always the second option: a children’s costume-themed party unrelated to Halloween. On the other hand, if you’re the kind of parent who is creative and wants to get the most mileage out of your toddler’s costume, you can always pay a visit to your local tailor and alter it so that it can perhaps be worn under another form next Halloween.
Or just turn it into something that can be worn casually by you or someone else and just buy another costume for your toddler when the trick or treating season comes around again.
Fit and quality
Since we’re referring to toddlers, it’s great if you can find an already good fit for his or her costume or if you can have it altered by a tailor after purchase. Keep in mind, however, that it’s also quite safe to go with a baggier fit, which can only amplify a funny costume or simply your child’s charm.
Never opt for a model that is too tight and can potentially harm your child. Remember, Halloween is all about having a good time for everyone, and that includes a fit that’s just right, and that can allow the wearer to move freely and safely.
Also, don’t forget about buying quality: knowing that children are generally unpredictable and quite active, you want to make sure that the costume you bought them can hold together at the seams and not break when the fun is at its peak. The materials used have to be skin and generally child-friendly, of course, but also from a quality standpoint, the way the outfit is put together is important as well.
Go wild with…
…accessories! Why, of course! You have tens, maybe hundreds of them at your disposal: magic wands, fans, brooms, masks, hats, plastic swords and axes and so on and so forth. Of course, do keep in mind the type of costume you wish to purchase so that you can match the outfit with the correct accessories.
If you detect an opportunity to buy some, don’t hesitate, by all means. These will certainly add a more interesting allure to your toddler’s outfit and make them stand out from the crowd better. Only ensure that the accessories are safe and contain no harmful substances or potentially dangerous small parts that can be detached and swallowed by the child.
Dressing up your small child for Halloween is not only a fun experience for you and him or her to have, but it can also help in developing his or her sense of playfulness, a very important trait of emotional and spiritual intelligence in later life.
Not to mention the potential development of your toddler’s interest for some character (or thing) or another that he (willfully or unconsciously) portrayed for Halloween at some point. With the multitude of inspiration sources and actual Halloween costume options for toddlers available everywhere, it’s up to the parents to decide in what direction they want to go when deciding and to pick such an outfit for their child(ren). Once that decision is made, all that remains is having fun for Halloween. Good luck!