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Wednesday, December 11, 2019


By Press release submission | Oct 9, 2019


African American Museum of Southern Illinois recently issued the following announcement.

Don’t wait until the last minute to find a fun and creative costume for boys and girls on one of the spookiest nights of the year! Here are a few fun and creative costumes the kids will love.

Superheroes always make a kapow! What better time to transform into your favorite superhero than Halloween? Boys and girls have plenty of options for superhero costumes – comic book characters are a favorite for all ages.

Not sure who to dress up as? Look to the movies or television for inspiration – Disney, Star Wars, even favorite cartoon characters are popular for kids of all ages. Vintage characters are also fun – Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and Dracula are a hit!

Look to hobbies and interests to help create ideas. Does your son love baseball? A pro baseball player is a great costume idea. Is your daughter a fan of a book series like Harry Potter? Choose a character to dress up as for Halloween and bring interests to life.

Nothing says ‘BOO!’ better than vintage spooky characters – we’re talking the classics! There are fun choices for boys and girls including Dracula, werewolf, zombie, mummy…you get the idea.

When in doubt, go for the iconic costumes. No matter the decade, there are always those tried and true costumes that kids love dressing up as. Knights, puppies, ninjas, princesses – they’re long-time favorites for a reason!

Halloween is a fun time to get creative and wear costumes that bring out your personality and interests – find them at your favorite store or look for pieces to mix and match to create a one-of-a-kind creation!

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