||Parenting Advice Column
||Subject: Mom wants online source for
Can you put me in touch with an on-line service or catalogue
that sells children's Halloween costumes?
There's a list of such sites here:
However, have you considered making a costume? It can be
a fun project that children can help with. It's less expensive, too, and
can be easy if you keep it relatively simple. If you don't have time to
sew, you can look for unusual items of clothing at thrift stores, which
can be made into unique costumes.
One word of warning about store-bought costumes: many
children have hidden allergies to the plastic that commercial Halloween
costumes are made from, adding to the hyperactivity inevitable from the
candy that's collected. My son couldn't even go trick-or-treating one
year because he developed hives from a purchased costume! From then on,
we made our own, and we all had fun with it. There's an inspiring book, Nifty,
Thrifty, No-Sew Costumes and Props by Carol Ann Bloom that you might
be able to find through an interlibrary loan.