Although Halloween is a holiday that is beloved by most—especially children—many parents find it frustrating to spend money buying (or time creating) a costume that is very likely to only be worn once for a few hours. Every year the costume market makes millions of dollars selling costumes even though most people know that they will never be used again.
However, those who are creative can find ways to recycle their costumes.
Children are naturally imaginative and curious and most of them like to play dress-up. Some children even enjoy playing games that involve acting out role plays. Hence, using old Halloween costumes as a means of putting on a play is a prime way to reuse the costumes any time of the year and for as long as they fit your child!
In the schools of today arts programs are rapidly being cast aside and children get little to no education about the theater. Luckily, parents who homeschool have the freedom to add such artistic endeavors into their curriculums (especially if their children show special interest in it) and using old Halloween costumes to set up storylines and plays is an excellent way to reuse the costumes, exercise imagination and teach creative writing skills (for the scripts) and memory skills (to remember their character’s lines).
Creative writing and acting is never going to be popular with all children but, for those with an artistic edge, it is certainly one way to reuse old costumes and have a lot of fun!