posted on October 5, 2012 at 7:53 am
Ladies! With All Saints Day and Halloween just around the corner, I thought it’d be fun to find some costume ideas for celebrating. If you’re not familiar with these holidays or their traditions, you may be interested in another PI post, “Halloween Fact and Fiction!”
I’m not an advocate for wicked or sexy Halloween costumes, so if you’re interested in appropriate and modest costumes for an event, party or trick-or-treating, consider the following:
A historical character is always a cool idea for dressing up.
Above I have images of a Pocahontas costume and a Lady Liberty costume. These are great historical costumes, but they also prompt the idea of selecting a costume that celebrates your personal heritage. Other ideas include a pilgrim, Martha Washington or Queen Elizabeth.
Movie characters are another costume option.
Above are two different costumes for the character of Snow White from the movie Snow White and the Huntsman. You could also consider Lucy or Susan from The Chronicles of Narnia or Katniss from The Hunger Games.
Classic fairy tale costumes are common, but I did notice that many of the designs are very sexy versions of the originals.
It was difficult to find a fairy tale costume with a skirt at or below the knee. It’s really quite sad and disturbing to see all the skimpy costumes offered to teens and even children. However, there were a few adorable costumes, such as the Alice in Wonderland dress above.
For those young Catholics looking for ideas for an All Hallows Eve or All Saints celebration, how about dressing like your favorite saint?
On the left is Joan of Arc and next to her is Mother Teresa. I think these make awesome Halloween costumes, too. What great ways to bring light to an event that prompts many people to dress as dark and evil characters.
If you find you’re struggling while selecting a costume, take a moment to question whether your decisions glorify God. Are you being modest and Godly?
You may also want to consider altering a costume. As I mentioned before, many costumes on the market are so short and skimpy. So if you can’t find something long enough, consider adding to the length. If you find a costume that has a plunging neckline, again, sew in some extra material or wear a tank top underneath.
If you can’t find a costume in stores or online, then consider making your own. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to do so!
Ladies, I hope you found my costume ideas helpful. Please be safe this All Saints Day and Halloween. If you do decide to trick-or-treat this year, please be mindful of the homes you visit and refrain from attending parties or events promoting darkness and evil. Be a light during this event and remember to glorify God in whatever you do.
For those of you celebrating All Saints Day or Halloween, have you chosen a costume yet?