Halloween is a big holiday in North America, but not so much in other places in the world, although it is gaining more popularity. You can’t deny that it is an enjoyable time for adults who decorate their homes, consume everything pumpkin spiced and carve out jack-o'-lanterns.
But it’s probably the most entertaining for the little ones as parents take care of their children’s health and don't let them eat too much candy, but Halloween is an occasion when kids are even encouraged to go from door to door and ask for candy. Not only that, they can dress up as their favorite characters from cartoons, movies and more, ditching their boring everyday clothes for a day. Some of the costumes kids dress up in are quite intricate and it’s always interesting to see what they want to pretend to be.
Children and parents can come up with really creative ways to dress up for Halloween. They actually often put a lot of effort into the costumes, designing them and then making them themselves. It’s not always that you will find the precise outfit your kid wants as they can be into really niche stuff.
In this list you will find children dressing up as characters from various movies that are not all meant for kids, like horror movies, they also dressed up as animals and characters from video games. Their imaginations were really limitless.
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If we look up some statistics, we would find out that in 2019, before the pandemic started, Americans spent $3.2 billion on costumes alone, that equals to about $31 per person, according to the data of the National Retail Federation (NRF). And in total their spendings for costumes, candy and decorations, reached $8.8 billion in 2019. This year it is expected that they will spend even more, $10.1 billion.
According to the NRF survey, about 65 percent of Americans are planning to celebrate Halloween and that’s about 214 million people. It’s not surprising that the biggest age group to celebrate is from 18 to 44, but what is interesting is that 67 percent of people of ages from 45 to 64 and 40 percent of people older than 65 also answered that they are going to celebrate.
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In current times Halloween evidently became very commercialized but it’s not like the tradition came out of nowhere. Obviously, children just like to dress up and Halloween is a perfect occasion to be whatever they want to be.
But according to the online magazine History, the dressing up is rooted in the Celtic festival of Samhain started celebrating 2 millennia ago. During the festival which would take place at the end of October when the harvest season ended people would light up bonfires and dress up with costumes as they believed that the dark season is full of ghosts they needed to trick by disguising themselves.
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If you think that this list is not enough to satisfy your craving for Halloween content, Bored Panda has more for you to see. If you are interested in pet costumes, you can give a look at this post and if you want inspiration for what to wear this year, in this article you will see some next level creativity.
But what do you think about these children’s costumes? Will you try to recreate any of them? What would you think would be a great idea to dress up as that wasn’t in this list? Let us know your thoughts and don’t forget to upvote what are the most creative costumes in your eyes.