Yes, I know it is still early August and that Halloween is still far, far away, but I wanted to throw this out there now for any advance planners out there (or anyone else who is just about done with 100 degrees and 96% humidity and wants to think cool, crisp, autumn thoughts for a while). So, here's what drives me crazy about Halloween. Where I live, Halloween is cold. Winter coat cold. And Halloween costumes are made of flimsy nylon, which requires me to actually try to get them on over said winter coats. (No, we cannot wear the coats over the costumes, Mom, that would be ridiculous.)
But last year, I found something that made me very happy - a warm Halloween costume for my son. He wore this Batman Coverall from Toys R Us:
It is similar to thick sweatshirt material and also comes in Superman and Spiderman. My little guy went out happily in this plus a couple of reasonable layers underneath and had a good giggle at everyone with their puffy coats crammed under their Little Mermaid costumes. Also, at $12.98 online, the price is right. Unfortunately these only come in toddler sizes and my guy is too big for them this year, but I am definitely on the hunt for something similar.
(Photo from: toysrus.com)