Olivia chose the cutest LalaLoopsy Pillow Feather Bed costume. I love this costume because it is a nice fleece material to help keep her warm on our cold Halloween nights. I’ll be able to add layers beneath it with no issue. My only complaint is the wig. It really doesn’t fit on her head properly and the netting to help hold her hair seems to be a bit off. I’m going to really have to fiddle with it to keep it in place. But once it is there it really is so freakin’ adorable! I can’t wait to do up her doll make-up and get her out collecting candy! This costume really is the perfect choice for her because she is my doll-obsessed girl.
I also asked Kate, a Halloween expert from HalloweenCostumes.com to share some
Cold Weather Trick or Treating Tips with us, so read on if you are in a cold climate state!
I have many memories of Halloween. The most vivid is of 1991 where, in Minnesota, we were hit with the historical “Halloween Blizzard” that dropped a record breaking nearly 3 feet of snow; and is spoken of to this day. I remember stuffing my costume, tulle and all, into my snow suit to go trick-or-treating in old-man-winter’s wonderland. (I most definitely raked in the candy that year, as most kids stayed indoors!)
It is a common scene for many residents of northern states to have accumulated some snow or at least
temperature reaching below freezing by Halloween. So much so that many people forgo door to door
trick-or-treating for the comfort of indoor trick-or-treating at the mall. (This is fine if you like standing in a long line and receiving one Tootsie roll or Dumdum sucker per store.] But, if you want your kids to have an authentic Halloween experience, (safe) neighborhood trick-or-treating is the way to go.
So, here are a few tips on how to plan for cold weather:
1. For regions where cold weather is a given, buy your child’s costume a size or two up. This way you can layer warm clothes and a coat if need be under their costume.
2. Consider accessories that might cover any bare skin. Capes or cloaks are a great and warm addition to many costumes. And gloves will pull a costume together and keep little fingers warm. Also, grab some tights for any costumes with skirts.
3. Boot covers are another great option for covering up snow boots. They match the costume and warm shivering calves, all while covering those miss-matching snow boots.
4. You can also consider a wig. Use a thin but warm beanie under the wig to keep the most important
part of the body from releasing all that heat.
5. A flesh or nude tone long sleeve tee will also come in handy if your child’s costume is sleeveless.
6. And lastly, go trick-or-treating early in the evening, before the sun sets and the air cools off.
Great tips Kate! Thanks for sharing.