I have lived in the Midwest longer than anywhere else and I’ve lived in a lot of places: California, Maryland, Arizona, North Carolina and British Columbia. Heck, I even studied abroad in Sydney, Australia.
I’ve learned a lot in my years in the Midwest:
- I know what bratwurst is.
- I know that winter lasts six months.
- I know how to drive in the snow.
- I know that there are different hunting seasons for deer depending on whether you are hunting with a bow and arrow or a regular firearm.
I’ve also learned that while you may possibly have mild weather on Halloween night, the chances are far greater that your kids will be trick-or-treating in cold, rainy weather with a chance of a sleet, hail, or snow.
Thus, it is imperative that your kids’ Halloween costumes in the Midwest meet the following requirements. Indeed, what works during the day at the class party in the nice, cozy school room has to transition to withstand the fickle Midwest elements between 6-8pm!
Here’s the checklist for a Midwest Halloween Costume:
- Must be waterproof.
- Must look good with snow boots.
- Must look good with mittens or gloves.
- Must look good with a winter hat.
- Must look good with a winter jacket.
- Must NOT have any camouflage as it’s deer season and you never know.
If you live in the Midwest, do you agree? If you don’t, what’s the weather like where your kids trick-or-treat?