Halloween costumes that won't leave you with a chill - HMS National, Inc.

Halloween costumes that won't leave you with a chill

October 9, 2014

If you've ever worn a store-bought Halloween costume, you know they don't offer much in terms of insulation. These surprisingly expensive items are usually made of thin fabric that will leave you shivering by the end of your trick-or-treating route. If you want to dress up while you make the rounds with your kids this year, but want to stay warm while you do, use these ideas for Halloween costumes.

This costume is easy to put together with items you own, in addition to being warm and comfortable. To dress up as a robber, you'll need an outfit that's black from head to toe. Black pants, shoes and a sweater are perfect. Next, find a black beanie to keep your head warm. The final touch is an eye-band. You can easily make your own with a piece of black fabric from an old T-shirt or towel. Simply cut a strip about 3 inches thick and snip out holes for your eyes. Tie it around your head, and you're ready to go! This getup is especially cute if you're trick-or-treating with a little police officer or warden.

Movie or TV character
Another idea is to transform into your favorite movie or television character. There are lots of different films that have characters wearing cozy clothing. One option is Marty McFly from "Back to the Future." You'll need a flannel shirt with a denim jacket and red vest layered over it. Don't forget your watch! For an '80s flashback, don black sweatpants and a tan trench coat to imitate Lloyd Dobler. Make sure to carry a boom box to complete your outfit. Ladies, you can break out your double-breasted white trench coat to emulate Olivia Pope.

Wild thing
Finally, a "wild thing" costume - or really any other animal - will keep you insulated while you go door to door. This getup works especially well if your little one is dressing as Max from the popular children's book. Grab a pair of neutral pants, winter boots and top off your outfit with a big fur coat. Make yourself a pair of horns using a headband and some cardboard. You can also use a fur coat to become a cat, dog, fox or any other critter you can think of!

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