Halloween is less than a month away now and already the accessories have started appearing in the shops. We never celebrated Halloween in Australia when I was growing up-it was seen as an American gimic and widely ignored. But my kids love it! After Christmas it's their favourite event of the year, so I really don't have a problem with going a little overboard about the whole thing.

Halloween is a great excuse to dress up and be silly. I have been browsing the halloween costumes at Amazon.com and they have some seriously cute getups. The baby costumes are great (well most of them-not sure why anyone would want to dress their baby up like a big banana)-I wish I had a baby again when I see the pictures!

I love the cute Baby Bat costume (12-18 months), or what about the Princess Leia costume, complete with buns, for 6-12 month olds. There's even a Baby Elephant Halloween costume for 0-6 months old.

Go take a look for yourself. For older kids there's Hello Kitty, The Star Wars Clone Trooper costume, all the Super Heroes, Vampires, and Pirates, Little Mermaid (a gorgeous Ariel wig comes separately), Monster Bride and Gothic Witch. There are even costumes for the dog!

Amazon are offering free shipping for orders of over $25 from their Halloween Costume Store (selected merchants) although I think this only refers to orders within the USA.


6 comments

Andrea said... @ October 6, 2008 at 12:11 PM

Halloween here is pretty gimicky. The last time we participated at a family party at my aunts house, there were actually adults (without kids!) going around with bags for collecting candy. That's pretty bad!

Typically we don't do much for Halloween just because of the dark spirit behind it all but we have some "fall" fun with carving pumpkins and have done the whole "trick or treat" thing in our neighborhood where we know people aren't going to poison our kids.

Anyway, now that our kids are older, they don't get all pumped about dressing up, plus it's too expensive, but we love to stay at home and pass out candy and see everyone else's costumes.

My husband and I are thinking of dressing up without telling our kids just to see if we can embarrass them. Should be fun!

Hope you guys have fun too!

Tom said... @ October 7, 2008 at 12:49 AM

Agree..! Halloween is really a great great excuse to wear funky costumes.

EastCoastLife said... @ October 7, 2008 at 6:58 PM

You don't get the Halloween house calling in Singapore. But many pubs are having Halloween parties.

Oh, the Night Safari is organising a Halloween Party Night!

Milly said... @ October 7, 2008 at 8:19 PM

@Andrea
I would love to see your costumes! And your kids' faces when they see you. I dressed up last year and it was pretty embarrassing!

@Eastcoastlife
Actually, where I live we do have house-calling...the streets around me are lined with little terraces (can you guess the area?) and lots of people decorate their houses with cobwebs and scary skeletons and have halloween parties. It is safe enough to walk around with the kids too without being poisoned!

Andrea said... @ October 8, 2008 at 6:02 AM

We'll see if it works out and if it does, I'm sure I will be posting some photos on our blog.

Have fun!

Jeannine Benedum said... @ April 15, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Halloween is always been a great way to bring back our childhood dreams to life.

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