I am not a Halloween person. I never have been. I always came up with a last-minute costume idea, and I certainly wasn’t awarded any prizes for creativity. Now that I have a son, I am trying to be imaginative and plan ahead. However, costume selection in Miami has its challenges.
First of all, it may be fall but it is hot, and it seems as though kids costumes are geared towards cooler climates. So after passing by all the furry monster and character costumes, I was left with a slim selection of superhero costumes, all of which my son has no interest in. Even though he has no idea who Superman is, we dressed him up as Superman last year. I wanted to find a costume he would be excited to wear. Then it hit me, a doctor. He should definitely dress up as a doctor for Halloween; it is only fitting after the crazy year we have had with viruses, ear infections, etc. Plus, he LOVES going to the doctor and playing doctor with all of his stuffed animals.
It was settled, we ordered his costume and toy medical accessories weeks ago. But, as usual, I did not even think about what I would wear. It wasn’t until last week that I even considered dressing up with my son. All of a sudden I realized I should probably dress up to make the experience more fun and to turn Halloween into a family holiday. This is the age kids start to learn about traditions. So, I decided I would dress up as a doctor as well. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking for in a costume, but I quickly discovered what I wasn’t looking for.
This is the first “women’s doctor costume” that came up in my search. It is called “Dr. Shots!” Definitely NOT what I was looking for. Seriously?
Immediately following the above “doctor costume” came all of the barely there “naughty” costumes. I would have had a hard time wearing this in my 20’s and it is definitely not something I can wear while trick or treating with my son. How is that even a doctor’s costume?
Eventually, I found some appropriate women’s doctor costumes, but it definitely took me quite some time to find them. Keeping the high temperatures in mind, I didn’t want to wear scrubs so I settled on the below option. It is not a realistic doctor’s outfit, but certainly appropriate for trick or treating. Or at least, it was the best option I could find.
I know I am not alone in this costume struggle. Unless you are willing to bare some serious skin, Halloween costumes for women are pretty pathetic. The options for kids are not much better. If you lack creativity like me, or simply don’t have time to make your own, what do you do? Do you trick or treat with your kids? What are you going to be for Halloween this year? Please comment so I can get some inspiration and start planning ahead for years to come!