It's a spooky season again and for all the Halloween fans, this is the most wonderful time of year. For kids who want to get into the festive spirit but aren’t allowed to wear costumes to school, don’t sweat it. We have some tricks up our sleeve that can help you get around that. They can channel their inner ghost, ghoul or goblin all month long with these creative loopholes!
Cat, Tiger or Leopard
Feeling fine, feline? You may not be allowed a “costume” at school, perse, but who says you can’t wear some leopard print, tiger print or some cute cat ears for a headband? If your school isn’t uniformed, these prints are classic patterns that exist in everyday fashion, year-round - so they’re NOT a costume.
Rock your favorite feline print and add some kitty accessories to your look for the day to make it more fun! The best part is, cats aren’t the only animals represented in the fashion world; snake print, zebra print, giraffe print and now even cow print is dominating right now in everyday streetwear. Take a walk on the wild side when you go to school and enjoy your festive look - even if it isn’t a full-on costume.
Can’t get enough of fun prints and patterns? Choose some Halloween prints this season! Rock a cute matching set of Halloween printed leggings and matching tops with patterns like pumpkins, skeletons, sugar skulls, black cats or ghosts on leggings, tees or sports bras. Your costume doesn’t have to be a costume if your regular outfit is 100% festive!
Custom Printed Halloween Tees
Repeat after us: A Halloween printed shirt is NOT a costume! We see custom printed tees as part of the casual fashion world year-round! So why not use this classic closet staple as a way to express your love for the spooky season? The best part is that there are endless ways to rock a basic tee these days - you can go oversized and pair it with some biker shorts; you can rock a tight-fit baby tee with some loose-fitting jeans; you can rock any size tee, tie a knot around the waist for a waist-wrap crop effect and pair it with some leggings or high waisted jeans. Love Friday the 13th Movies? Hocus Pocus or Ghostbusters fan? Nightmare on Elm street aficionado? Rock an image from the movies or you can choose an iconic phrase from the movie you love (“Dost Thou Comprehend?”) Whatever your Halloween favorites are, you’ll find them all on custom printed tees.
Plain Clothes Characters
Wherever there’s a rule, there’s a loophole: There are some iconic characters from our favorite TV shows, movies, video games or novels that aren’t wearing anything very out of the ordinary. Think characters like Dora The Explorer - Purple shirt + orange shorts and a short little bob; Wilma from Scooby Doo: an orange turtleneck sweater, an orange skirt, a short brunette bob and thick black-rimmed glasses.
This is a subtle and creative way to get into the Halloween dress-up spirit at school while staying under the radar and still adhering to the school rules. It won’t scream “Halloween Costume” because you’ll be wearing regular, everyday clothes- just in specific color combinations that other fans will definitely recognize when they see it. It’s kind of sneaky, kind of subliminal and still super fun!