A costume contest has started to test the limits of the Halloween season, and it’s about to get more crowded.
“I think the kids have been really excited and excited about it and I think the adults are very excited about the possibilities,” said Rob Moseley, who runs a costume shop in Toronto.
Moseley said people are looking for creative, fun ways to dress up, and some of the more innovative ideas include making a kitty out of a mouse or a spider.
“It’s really a big, creative, exciting event that will take place,” said Mosely.
“I think everyone is really excited.”
The costume contest, called Halloween Costume Week, starts Friday and runs through Oct. 31.
There are three categories of costume: children, teens and adults.
The costume contest is open to anyone, with a valid ID.
It runs through Dec. 31 and costs $15 to enter.
“There’s a lot of different ways to do it, and I’m sure it will continue to grow,” said Kathy Farr, owner of Costume Design.
“We’re always looking for new things.”
For the kids, there are many ways to wear a costume.
One is a cat costume, which is meant to be a cat that you put on and take out of its crate.
It’s meant to give a sense of whimsy to the whole family.
“We’re trying to do something really cool for our kids,” said Farr.
Another is a clown costume, with the theme being a clown dressed up like a baby, but with a big smile on its face.
It is meant for parents who don’t want to let their children play alone.
Another one is a pumpkin costume, designed to be fun for children of all ages.
The idea is that you bring a pumpkin to a Halloween party and you give it to the kids and they get to play with it, even if they don’t know the real thing.
“You’re getting something they can take to the office and it gives them something fun to do at the office, and then maybe you can put it on the couch or put it in their fridge and they can have a little snack and it will be really good,” said Lizzie Rolfe, who designs Halloween costumes for children and teens.
“And if they get too excited, they can go get a bottle of champagne, a bottle with candy in it and they’ll have that little bit of joy that they don.t have now,” said Rolfes.
For adults, there is a “fancy dress” for a person dressed as a movie star, a “spider woman” costume, and a costume that will be used to wear as a wedding dress.
There are other different costumes available to buy, and if you are a parent who is looking to go on a holiday, it is a good idea to buy some of them.
“If you want to go to the mall and buy something that’s really expensive, you have to buy it online and then you have the cost to ship it to you,” said Michael Smith, owner and creative director of Costume Designer.
“So it’s a great way to go and you don’t have to worry about that,” he said.
Smith said it is very important to make sure that you are comfortable with your costume, but that it is still up to you.
“To me, I think it’s very important for us to know that our costumes are meant to have a good sense of style and it doesn’t matter what the theme is, it has to be something that has a good story,” he added.
“It doesn’t have a lot to do with what the costume is about, it just has to have that sense of fun.”
To register for the costume contest and find out more about the event, visit http://halloweencostumesweek.ca.
The Canadian Press