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Halloween: Costume Shopping Tips

Here we are already in the middle of September! The weather is beginning to cool off (in many areas of the country, some of us are still experiencing high 90s and triple digit temps) and the leaves are going to be changing colors and falling off the trees before we know it. School is back in session and the kids are beginning to talk about what they are going to be for Halloween.

While you may be thinking that you have plenty of time to get your child’s Halloween costume put together, it’s important that you get a jump start now or you risk the possibility that the costume your child wants won’t be available…or the materials to make it may be scarce.

As some of you may know, this November, my family is taking our first Disney cruise together. On the fourth night of the cruise, Disney puts on a big pirate party for the passengers to attend. I’m told that guests are encouraged to dress in character. As a result, my 5 year old (a BIG Jake and the Neverland Pirates fan) has decided that he is going to be a pirate for Halloween so he can also use the costume for the big pirate party on our cruise.

My youngest son, who will be 14 months come Halloween, really doesn’t care too much about Halloween, but I know that now is the time for me to dress him up because when he gets opinions of his own, I won’t have much of a say in what he wears for the holiday. He is going to be a baby shark…I couldn’t resist the Pottery Barn infant shark outfit.

I’ve already gotten both of the Halloween costumes purchased for my kiddos, which has naturally taken a little bit of …