Here’s an excellent addition to the costume box. This pack of five paper animal masks includes a fox, owl, butterfly, dinosaur and house cat. Priced at $12 for the set at Urban Outfitters.
Archive for the Halloween Category
Halloween is coming up, so the pressure is on to find the perfect kid’s costume. There is no shortage of adorable choices, but most store-bought costumes come with a hefty price tag that is hard to justify for one-time use. (It might actually be cheaper to rent an actual pachyderm than to buy an elephant [...]
Most kids protect their stash of Halloween candy like the Grail. Give yours a fighting chance to remain proprietary of their hard-earned treats with a personalized Halloween bag. Varieties of Dracula, Frankenstein, ghost, and jack o’ lantern are available for monogramming at Monograms on Webster (1210 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, 773-697-8006). Prices range $24.50 to $28.50.
Little girls can get into the Halloween spirit (or risk contact with a falling house) with these black and orange striped tights from We Love Colors. Black striped kids tights, $8.50, at We Love Colors.
This pumpkin outfit is so adorable, I’m seriously considering cross-dressing my son just so I can see it in action. Pumpkin skirt set by Mudpie, $42 for top, skirt, and tights (hat is sold separately) at Beautiful Beginnings (2163 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, 773-883-1212; Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, 630-573-1212; 4472 Lawn Ave., Western Springs, [...]
Threadless Kids has a Halloween-worthy T-shirt design, available in toddler and kid sizes. Zombie brain snacking aside, this is still a pretty tame way for kids to participate in the current cultural obsession with vampires and living dead without risking nightmares or having to sit through Twilight. Horror Tales tee, $18 to $20, available at [...]
A deck of cards gets a quirky, creepy twist, ala gothic director Tim Burton. Given that it usually rains on Halloween, it’s always good to have a backup activity! Tim Burton playing cards, $5, at momastore.org.
The weather is cool, the leaves are turning, and it officially feels like autumn. Get into the Halloween spirit with this roundup of spooky skulls. Skull cookie jar, $34, available online only at Urban Outfitters. Skull and crossbones long sleeve T-shirt, $32, available at Red 21 (725 Village Center Dr., Burr Ridge, 630-655-9163; 100 W. [...]