Well it's that time of year again - the time when parents and kids start the annual quest to find that perfect Halloween costume. If your kids are anything like mine it goes something like this. “Well nobody is wearing that this year. Its way to lame" or one of my favorites - “I'm not a baby anymore I can't ware something like that. "
If you're the parents of a “tween" then you know the problems of being in the in-between age of 9 -12. For them nothing is quite right. For you everything they want you're not comfortable with. The battle goes on - and it sure isn't just about Halloween costumes. . . but that's for another discussion.
It seems the problem is not always as bad for boys as it is for girls at this age. Girls always seem to end up being so dramatic in their dress and manner. Well luckily this year there is a solution - Hannah Montana to the rescue.
The hit Disney cable channel TV series starring Miley Cyrus as Miley Stewart aka Hannah Montana, has been extremely popular - probably more so than even Disney had expected. Everywhere you look there is Hannah Montana. This year particularly Hannah Montana Halloween costumes are going to be very popular with tweens. Hannah Montana has her distinctive style of teenage rock star attire. And while the bleach blond wig may leave a lot to be desired, you could probably live with it for one night.
Now one of the things you will need to consider is whether to make or buy your daughter's costume. You could probably find a lot of the things you'll need around the house. Certainly jewelry items, make-up and skirts are going to be the easiest to piece together. But take it from someone who has tried this before, the end result may miss the mark - especially in your tween's view. I don't know about you but I don't have a lot of teenage bleached blond wigs lying around.
My suggestion is to forget trying to piece meal things together and go look for a complete Hannah Montana Halloween costume to buy. There is a big selection available this year that will have all the critical items you need - wigs, jewelry, boots, skirts etc. I'm sure your tween will thank you in the end.
The other terrific thing about the Hannah Montana theme is that it can be turned into a group theme including a great Halloween party idea. There is everything you need in the way of Hannah Montana decorations to put on a great costume party for your daughter and all her friends. I know it's hard to imagine a house full of Hannah Montana look-a-likes running around but if Elvis can do it why not Hannah Montana?
So this year don't fret about what's going to happen on Halloween. Suggest to your daughter a Hannah Montana Halloween costume party. I'll just bet she'll think it's a great idea - and really be surprised you came up with yourself. Have fun!
Janice Stoner is an author and blogger on teenage parenting. This time of year the issue of Halloween costumes is starting to come up. You can find more information on Hannah Montana Halloween Costumes here.