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Is it that life imitates art? Or that art imitates art? It seems that whichever is the case licensed costumes for Halloween follow blockbuster movies. Like many toys books and other consumer goods Halloween costumes often style themselves after movie characters. Some manufacturers choose to carry licensed Halloween costumes; others choose to create "knockoffs" that closely resemble the licensed products without paying the licensing fees... but they are not allowed to use the characters names on their costumes. For the past few years Pirates of the Caribbean (POTC) costumes have been a huge success. With three big pirate movies there have been six major characters to create: Captain Jack Sparrow costumes Elizabeth Swann costumes William Turner costumes Hector Barbossa costumes Davy Jones costumes and Tia Dalma costumes. With everything from Elizabeth Swann s Aztec gold necklace to Jack Sparrow s rings and Barbossa s sword pirate costumes offer many styles sizes and choices for Halloween parties and contests. In addition to licensed Pirates costumes there are numerous unlicensed pirate costumes for women and men and even kid s pirate costumes. These are likely to cost a little less that an official Jack Sparrow Halloween costume but may be just as attractive and well-built. Another perennial favorite: Spiderman costumes. Again with three hit movies the webslinger is available as adult Spiderman costumes kids Spiderman costumes and even a Spidergirl costume. "Spiderman costumes have been one of our best sellers for four years in a row " said James Burke co-owner of SpookShop.com. "My sons both have Spiderman costumes and wear them as pajamas and even during the day. They have each gone through two sizes already." Other hits such as The Simpsons movie are likely to bring more interest to Simpsons costumes. "We carry Simpsons masks and costumes but expect manufacturers to add more Simpsons Halloween costumes to what they currently offer " Burke said.
Are there any educational benefits associated with an online Halloween coloring book? If you are asking me I will say "yes". Children seek many different forms of entertainment. Many are content to indulge in a good store bought coloring book while others enjoy the entertainment that an online Halloween coloring book has to offer. Many parents may not realize it but coloring - whether it is online or offline - offers numerous educational benefits. First this type of activity encourages children to be creative in many ways. Creativity is the basis of all educational experience. If a child can be creative they can easily open themselves up to a number of educational experiences. Not many parents would believe an online Halloween coloring book could have this type of effect.
Pumpkins Gone are the days of messy pumpkin carving. You can easily have pumpkin paper lanterns as Halloween arts and crafts for kids projects. If you don t like lanterns you can still make pumpkins out of paper plates milk containers and construction paper. One other great alternative would be pumpkin baskets made of paper mache. Witches Paper plates and cardboard can be used when making a witch Halloween arts and crafts for kids. As an alternative you can create a witch doctor look instead of a western witch by incorporating beaded necklaces and homemade stuffed voodoo dolls. Spiders Spiders are among the most popular Halloween arts and crafts for kids. Spiders can be as simple as construction paper or egg cup carton hangers. They can also be made of pom poms or colored cotton balls.
There are many different Halloween games and activities that won t cost a fortune and are easy to organize. The following is a list of my top seven ways to entertain kids at Halloween. 1. Halloween board games are great fun to play but also great fun to make. Why not grab some stock card and some markers and let the kids make their own games? 2. Halloween arts and crafts will bring out the creative side of your little devils. Search online and you ll find loads of Halloween craft activities. Many Halloween crafts actually create something that can be then be used as a decoration for Halloween. Set the kids to work and they ll be making bats spiders ghosts and wreaths to decorate the house for Halloween. Best of all you ll save a fortune on your Halloween decorations.