It's that time of year again -- Halloween is around the corner. This season of haunts and horrors can result in absolute terror for parents of multiples who are short on time, money or ideas for the perfect costumes. Choosing a costume can be a delicate issue; should your multiples' disguises coordinate or compliment each other? Or should they reflect their unique identities. What's a parent to do? Whether you buy or craft costumes, here are some ideas to consider.
Costumes for Older Twins & Multiples
If your multiples are old enough to select their own costume, it will probably be dictated by popular book, movie or television characters. Disney's Cars, Harry Potter, Superman, pirates, Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Square Pants, Disney princesses, Barbie and Dr. Seuss are popular picks. If your multiples are clamoring to be the same thing, these themes offer many combinations and options.
Costumes for Baby Twins & Multiples
If your muliples are still young, your options are greater. Make the most of this time. Your chance to impose your creativity on them is limited! You don't have to spend a fortune or be an adept seamstress to create a costume. For young children, your best bet is to start with a solid color foundation. Onsies or one-piece sleepers are ideal for infants, while sweat suits work well for toddlers and up.
Decorate with fabric paint or use fabric adhesive to apply designs out of other materials, such as felt, fur or feathers.
Of course, always follow safety guidelines and ensure that costumes are appropriate for your children's age and activitiy level.
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