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Costumes for a Chilling Halloween

Costumes for a Chilling Halloween

What a fall we’ve had! If you’ve read our Halloween forecast, you know we’re calling for unseasonably cold weather, with a potential for snowfall in the Rockies. Some areas have already seen snow.

A few years ago, we offered some costume ideas for a rainy Halloween, but what if Halloween is cold, or even snowy? Instead of hiding your costume under a heavy winter coat, why not incorporate your jacket, boots, gloves, and other winter weather accessories right into your costume.

Here are some ideas for costumes that will keep you warm on a chilling All Hallows’ Eve:

A Skier — Get out your snow pants, coat, gloves, goggles, and poles and dress up like you’re ready to hit the slopes.

A Mummy —
Want something more traditional? Bundle up in your long johns, ski mask, and gloves, and then top everything off with a layer of roll-out gauze or white crepe paper.

The Michelin Man — Put on a puffy white snowsuit and cap, paint your face white, and tie strings around your arms, legs, and midsection. If you’re afraid people won’t get it, carry around a tire.

A Detective — Whether you’re partial to Sherlock Holmes with his deerstalker cap and tweed coat or Dick Tracy with his fedora and trench coat, you’re sure to stay warm dressed as a super sleuth.

A Bear —
Put on some brown coveralls, a fuzzy brown jacket, a brown knit hat topped with some fake ears, and paint your face to match. Or be any animal of your choosing — a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a lion, an elephant … the sky’s the limit!

A Pumpkin — Dress as warm as you want! Your pumpkin costume is big enough to hide your bulky winter coat. You can buy a ready-made pumpkin costume, sew your own, or use one of those leaf bags decorated to look like jack o’lanterns. Top it off with a green or brown knit cap for a step.

Bigfoot or the Abominable Snowman — Dress up as one of these shaggy monsters, and you’re sure to stay snug.

Santa Claus — Sure, we’ve already seen enough Christmas creep, with decorations already in stores by the time Halloween arrives, but desperately cold times call for desperate measures. Who could be more prepared for a wintry blast of air than the man from the North Pole? Plus, the beard will keep your face warm.

Randy from “A Christmas Story” — Just get a red snowsuit with a hood, some mittens, and a blue and gray scarf. Then keep your arms out at your sides all night and tell everyone “I can’t put my arms down!”

Frosty — Put on a white snowsuit and mittens, paint your face white, stick a button over your nose, and get a corncob pipe and an top hat.

Share your favorite cold weather costume idea below!

2 comments

1 Brenda { 10.30.13 at 6:40 pm }

I once went as a headless man with my Dad’s long black overcoat buttoned up over my head.

2 Susi { 10.30.13 at 10:46 am }

Great idea to have this article and the costume ideas are clever.

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