Formerly, a "safe" halloween costume meant one that kept trick-or-treaters visible, couldn't be tripped over or wasn't made of questionable chemical-laced materials. But in 2020, "safe" takes on a whole new meaning. As the spooky holiday approaches, searches for how to celebrate safely are soaring. And according to Etsy, costume + face mask combo searches have risen 173% between July and August alone.
Adding a mask to any outfit makes it safer to go out trick or treating, and can even have positive benefits for children. It's also an easier way to get your children dressed up without fully committing to an entire costume (because tight budgets are even tighter and making magic is almost too much to ask, so I'm all in for #LazyParenting.)
I looked around the web for cute and fun masks that can be worn with costumes this year, and here are my favorites:
This two-pack set of masks allows your child to pick between puppy or tiger. Plus, they can wear these to school after Halloween is over.
This 2-in-1 hoodie and plush pal is ready for adventure. Wear it to become Pimm the Puppy, complete with adorable playful ears. When they're not wearing it, it transforms into a snuggly soft and huggable Pimm stuffie to play with. It also comes in tiger and fox versions!
This adorable handmade lion mask is crafted from 100% cotton to keep your kid's face safely and comfortably covered.
This hoodie is made from cotton knit fabric and eco-felt accents for the lion's mane. ROAR!
This spooky mask has a dark secret. The eyes glow in the dark!
This set is a perfect costume when worn together and just straight up cool clothes when worn separately.
This handmade spaceship mask comes with a filter pocket and can be added to your mix of school masks well past Halloween.
Personalize this hoodie with any letter on the jet-pack. As a bonus, it makes it easier for kids to know it's theirs when they wear it beyond costume season.
Add this adorable scale rainbow mask to the mix and your little mermaid is ready to go out trick or treating.
Perfect for any mermaid or merman, the Hijinks costumes are made to last. They're a costume box staple they'll pull out all year long.
This kids face mask is designed to be taken on-the-go. Using the elastic band on the back, they can be worn on their wrist or used as a hair-tie.
Add this rainbow tail and sparkly horn to any white outfit you have laying around and you immediately have a beautiful unicorn.
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