Parents barely have time to stock up on the requisite 10,000
pounds of candy, much less craft a costume from scratch, but
fortunately for us, The Disney Store is in the business of making
Take all the credit with realistic, kid-sized disguises so
classically movie cool, you'll wish All Hallow's Eve came more than
once a year.
Channel a serious pirate vibe and be prepared to walk the plank
with a Captain Hook costume. Designed with authentic disney
character, the swashbuckling villian from Peter Pan turns
youngsters into the real deal with a velveteen jacket trimmed in
brocade and gold lamé that fits comfortably over a white ruffled
dickey with self-stick fabric closure in the back (perfect for
wearing over a toasty turtleneck). Black jersey pants with an
elastic waist and cuffs, not to mention some wicked cool spat-style
faux boots with flashy gold buckles complete the look, especially
if you spring for the Captain Hook Hat and Sword and Hook set.
Play a tough, Tangled princess with a sparkling
Rapunzel costume. Glittery images from the movie trim the
shimmering organza skirt, and the glimmering bodice features a
lace-up ribbon, jeweled Rapunzel cameo and comfy jersey back. The
whole shebang has lace trim, and since little princesses wouldn't
be princesses without it, the organza puffed sleeves showcase
ribbon, tulle and plenty more sparkle. While you're at it, go for
the whole glam look with Rapunzel's Braided Hair Halo, Light Up
Wand and shoes (be sure to outfit your gal in a pair of snug tights
or socks to go with the shoes. Since they're plastic, it's best to
try and avoid blisters while hoofing it around the
Grab a Mickey Mouse Treat Basket or Tote since kiddos (ahem,
parents) need something sturdy for collecting neighborhood spoils.
Sturdy construction, roomy interiors and themed collections make
them easy to match to costumes and double handles are easy for
little kids to lug.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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