The Classic Costumes for Dressing up This Holiday Season
By TOI Staff December 22, 2022 Update on : January 19, 2023
Halloween is my favorite holiday, but finding a fun and festive costume can be tricky without being too cheesy. Luckily, there are some classic childrens costumes—ones that have stood the test of time and some classics that will always be appropriate for Halloween:
You can’t go wrong with a superhero costume. They’re always popular and easy to find in stores or online. You can make your own at home with some simple sewing skills or by purchasing one already made. And it doesn’t matter whether you want to dress up as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, or any other famous comic book hero. These costumes are versatile enough for Halloween and other occasions.
Ancient Egyptian costumes are generally elaborate and costly and can be purchased in a range of sizes, though they should be made with cotton fabric. Some costumes are even made with a blend of cotton and polyester.
Princesses are classic Halloween costumes. They’re also excellent for girls who want to dress up as something sweet and feminine. Princess costumes come in many different styles and can be either the Disney princesses or the princesses of your own imagination. So if you want to go for it, there are some very cool DIY options!
The first thing you need to know about clowns is that they are universally scary. From the days of Stephen King’s IT, when Pennywise was just a friendly clown who lived in your sewer, to today’s evil-clown pandemic, people have been terrified by these clowns.
However, this fear has not stopped them from becoming a Halloween staple. The simple fact is that clowns make great costumes—and if you’re going to go as one anyway (for Halloween or otherwise), why not get into character?
Horror movie killers
- Michael Myers from Halloween (1978)
- Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th (1980)
- Ghostface from Scream (1996)
- Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Each of these horror movie killers has its own distinct look, so you’ll need to decide which one fits your personality best. Michael Myers wears a creepy white mask and is often seen with a long black coat. Jason Voorhees wears all-white attire, including his signature hockey mask. Ghostface dresses in all black with a matching paintball mask covering his face. Finally, Freddy Krueger wears red and green striped pajamas with his trademark glove claws protruding through the fabric of each sleeve.
These costumes will always be appropriate for Halloween.
- There are a lot of costumes that can be considered “classic.” These are the ones that never go out of style and are always appropriate for Halloween.
- You can find these types of costumes easily and cheaply in stores like Chasing Fireflies, making them perfect for last-minute shoppers.
When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, the options are endless. The trick is finding the right look to make you feel comfortable and confident in your costume. Hopefully, this list has inspired a few ideas for your next celebration!