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Finding the perfect Halloween costume for your child can be a challenge. If you buy too early, their current obsession may change before the holiday arrives. Wait too long, and the options are limited. If you choose to go with a favorite television or movie character costume, look for one with good eye holes and plenty of ventilation. You’ll also need to watch for long capes, which can cause trip hazards. Classic occupational costumes – like firefighters and astronauts – are also a popular choice. Some children may prefer an animal costume or something more unique. Whatever you choose, make sure the Halloween costume can survive a washing to remove dirt, crumbs, and chocolate before your child starts using it for dress-up.

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