Archive for the ‘50's Costumes’ Category

Dressing Up as a Family for Halloween

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Dressing up as a family can be a lot of fun. The important thing is to find a theme that would incorporate the entire family, such as movie themes or popular decades. Here are some of our favorites:Alice In Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland: This classic fairy tale has enough characters to easily fit costumes for everyone in the family. Children and parents can find characters that suit their tastes. Some characters you can choose from are Alice, the Mad Hatter, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Catepillar, the Red Queen, the White Rabbit, and the Cheshire Cat.

Batman: If your son really wants to dress up as Batman (or another superhero) incorporate that theme for the rest of the family. There are plenty of villains to choose from, including the Joker, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Two Face. Or if Batman would like some allies, you could choose Batgirl, Robin, or Commissioner Gordon.

Scooby-DooScooby Doo: Have the family dress up like the cartoon Scooby Doo Show. The family can choose to be Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, Fred, and Scooby Doo. And if you need any more characters there are plenty of mystery monsters that you can get inspiration from.

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Halloween Costumes: Finding the Best Costume for Your Child

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Finding a costume for your child can be easy, especially when your child already has an idea of what they want to dress up as. But when your child doesn’t know what they want to be, having a list of questions handy may make the decision of children’s costumes a little easier. Here are some questions that may help you find the perfect costume for your child.

Getting your child excited about their costume will make everyone's Halloween easier

Getting your child excited about their costume will make everyone's Halloween easier

Does your child want to dress up as a person? Would they like to be a pirate or princess? Would they like to be a doctor or nurse? Maybe an astronaut or ballerina?

Is there a certain decade your child would like to dress up in? Would they like to dress up like a 1920s flapper? Are they excited about the idea of dressing up in a sock hop costume or poodle skirt from the 1950s?

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Halloween Costumes: Making Your Own Costume

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Buying Halloween costumes for every one in the family can be quite expensive. A cheaper way to go is to make your own costumes. There are plenty of ideas you can choose from, and many of them look just as good home-made as they would be if they were store bought.

A little sewing skills can really come in handy around Halloween

A little sewing skills can really come in handy around Halloween

Making your own costume can be as involved or easy as you wish it to be. If you are handy with a sewing machine you have an opportunity to sew a unique costume. Some costumes that are fun to sew on your own, for a fraction of the cost, are princess dresses, pirate vests, animal outfits, and poodle skirt costumes, or you can find them for very little online (hey, like at hiphop50sshop.com!).

If sewing isn’t your forte there are plenty of costumes you can make without sewing. Scrounge around your home and closet and find articles that can work together to make a fun costume. Have your son be a babe magnet by safety pinning his sister’s dolls to his clothes. Your husband can dress up as a biker with his leather jacket and bandanna.

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Halloween Safety: Stranger Danger

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Halloween night, our children will be knocking on doors and talking to many people, including many strangers. It is always so important to teach our children how to deal or talk to strangers, especially during this season.

Have a safe and fun Halloween

Have a safe and fun Halloween

We might think that our children know how to deal with strangers because of things they’ve been taught at school or even at home. But we can never be too safe, and if our children need to be told five times to take the garbage out because they forget, we need to help them to remember even more important things like stranger safety.

Number one rule that we must teach our children is to never give out personal information to strangers. They should never be talking to older adults long enough to get into detailed conversations about family and home. Adults shouldn’t be asking these questions to little children who are just going around trick or treating.

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Halloween Safety: Trick or Treat Alternatives

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

A lot more people have been turning from the traditional trick or treating to alternatives that can be just as fun and is a lot safer. If you are thinking about doing that, here are some good ideas for you and your family to try this Halloween season.

The first thing you need to do is go to your community website. There you will be able to see all of the different activities that the community is organizing. You can even volunteer to help for free items or discounts.

Consider a Trunk or Treat for a safe and fun alternative

Consider a Trunk or Treat for a safe and fun alternative

If you don’t find anything on the community bulletin board, think about organizing something yourself. You can organize many different community Halloween activities from pumpkin carving to trunk or treats.

Trunks or treats are a fun alternative for your children. Get a group together in a neighborhood or parking lot, open up your car trunks and have your children go from trunk to trunk gathering candy. You would be surprised how popular this has become just within the past couple years.

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Halloween Safety: Trick or Treat in the Dark

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

During the Halloween season, safety must always come first for our kids and us. Whether we allow our children to go out at night or be finishing up as it gets dark, there are some safety features of their Halloween costume that we can help them with to ensure their safety.

TrickOrTreat

Trick or Treating can be dangerous

Even the best driver can’t see everything at night. In order to help your children be the safest possible, we should really be reviewing their costumes.

If your child is planning on going out trick or treating when it is dark, the last thing in the world you want them wearing is all black. Sadly, during Halloween this is usually the color of most costumes. Get creative with them and help them pick out costumes that have brighter, bolder colors.

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Little something to dance to…

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I thought my fun loving, 50’s dancing, hip hopping friends would like this.