For those of you who have not had the, ahem, pleasure of living in New England, Mother Nature has PMS in the fall, for more information, please refer to my post I did about Fall. Yes, we have the four seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter and for the most part three out of the four are dead on with their descriptions. Spring we know will be rainy and a little chilly, Summer will always be hot and Winter we can expect snow, but Fall, you never know what you are going to get up here and that screws up your Tricks or Treats (as the gang from Charlie Brown call it).
Parents living in New England need to start thinking about their kid's Halloween costumes months in advance, not because their Minions can't decided on what to be, no sir, it's because they have to find the perfect costume that can be adapted for both hot and cold. We can't just go to the local Halloween World and buy a Captain America costume, we need to study and do homework on different costumes. People living in California or Florida are probably wondering why, well it's simple. It's either going to be absolutely frigid or sweltering like the depths of Hell on Halloween and we won't know until about a day or two before the holiday.
There are different factors when picking out the costume and it can be time consuming, that is why you see a lot of kids up here dressed in their Dad's clothes and are going Trick or Treating as a hobo...what does that say about your Dad's taste of clothing? You need to make sure the costume is bigger than normal because if it's cold out, the kids need to put their Thor outfit on over three other layers of long johns, t-shirts and sweat pants/shirts. If you did not purchase the costume big, Thor wouldn't look so Mighty having to wear his L.L. Bean winter jacket over the cape and armor.
There is a catch to buying it too big though, if it's hot out, The Incredible Hulk will look more like a green Hulk Hogan with the sagging man boobs, you have nothing to stuff it with. Now it will need an alteration consisting of safety pins and duct tape. The good thing about buying the costume bigger is that it can be handed down if you were
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