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Well, we are officially in countdown mode before the festive night of ghouls and goblins (or whatever other costumes are in your home this year). Perhaps one of the most tricky age range to plan for is those little toddlers we love to see dressed up. Finding a toddler Halloween costume that not only keeps them warm and comfortable, but something they actually like and will wear on the day can often be challenging.
We’ve put together for you a list of ideas and places where you can find ideas for toddler Halloween costumes whether you want to buy or create one yourself!
When browsing for toddler Halloween costumes in Vancouver, The Party Bazaar is a good place to start. With a huge selection from baby to older aged children, you’re sure to find something that will fit your child’s needs. From fun and cozy fantasy inspired to occupation driven costumes, there is a large selection available at this store. Located centrally near the Sky Train makes this an easy location to get to as well, and for those in Langley there is a location near Willowbrook mall.
On Robson St. between Bute St. and Thurow St., you’ll find Halloween City has popped up for the season, featuring costumes for all ages and maintaining a superhero theme for the toddlers (and parents).
Halloween Craze is also a fantastic choice for not only finding costumes for the whole family, but decor for the home as well. As stated on their website, they believe that Halloween is meant for kids, so their costumes definitely reflect the same sentiment.
If you are itching to make costumes at home, there are great ideas on both Etsy and Pinterest. Savvy shopping for fabrics and materials can make going the make-it-yourself route save you money in the end. Dressew Supplies in Gastown is a great place to shop for your fabric and toddler Halloween costumer needs as they cater to a variety of fabrics and styles, including Halloween themes.
For those whose children prefer to dress up as though they are attending a special event, or as a specific profession, Just Imagine…Kid’s Clothing, located in Kitsilano and at the Kids Market, are wonderful spots for finding items such as dance wear, formal wear, and tutus galore!
We all know how often kids can change their minds about costumes (or be stubbornly adamant for the entire year prior), so including your child during the process of purchasing and/or making their costume is a nice way to keep them involved. By feeling involved in the process, you’re less likely to have a child changing their mind last minute. As for toddler Halloween costumes, while they can’t always be a part of the detailed construction of a costume, ensuring that they will wear it in the end is definitely the ultimate goal. For this, I would recommend choosing fabrics you know your child will be comfortable in (breathable, not itchy, soft), and to make sure there aren’t too many accessories that could get in your child’s way. If you are making a costume at home, children can be included in the process of choosing patterns and materials. Keeping up conversation about their costume, stirring up excitability about it will likely ensure a successful experience where your little ghoul or goblin is happily wearing their toddler halloween costume!
If all else fails you can dress them in their pyjamas and say they are a “baby,” right? Face paint also goes a long way if your child is not into costumes.
Vancouverites appreciate the concept of layering, and this rings true with Halloween costumes as well. With toddlers, it depends where you will be bringing them, but ensuring they aren’t too hot or cold and always protecting their skin from the elements will likely promise a happy evening!
Happy toddler Halloween costume picking!
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