Keeping Costumes Dry: Getting Creative For What Could Be A Soggy Halloween
At the newly founded Fig Leaf Costumes, they’re drawn to dress-up.
Co-Owner Rita Burkholder notes, “There’s some element of fantasy, I think, that everybody loves.”
And that’s what a lot of people like about Halloween – a chance to take on some other identity, often one rooted in pure terror.
But this year a lot of little Stormtroopers could wind up trooping through storms.
So are there any costuming hints for a rainy night?
Your best option, might be a hat.
Rita Burkholder sorts through her wares, picking a particularly large hat, “You could wear a giant sombrero. So that would definitely keep the water out, and it has a fold in the front. So the water would sheet to the back and definitely not get in your face.”
And as you try to deduce a solution, you might need just need a dash extra creativity.
Burkholder suggests, “Even if you have your costume set, maybe you can think a little more outside of the box and decorate a cloak or a cape or a hat or an umbrella to go with your costume this year.”
Because unless you’re going as an itsy bitsy spider, there’s no reason to let your costume get washed out.
Burkholder notes you should also consider what kind of fabric you’re wearing, and whether it might be water-resistant. She says you might even consider wearing a wetsuit underneath your costume if you’re really dedicated.
If you come up with a really creative way of your own to incorporate an umbrella or weatherproof your outfit, send us a pic to email@example.com!