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Costume Ideas for All Saints' Day

"These are a bunch of random ideas, but they may be helpful." - From a homeschooling mom in Santa Cruz, CA.

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

APOSTLES/FRIARS/MONK

For any saint that was an apostle or a friar or monk, get a man's T-shirt, put a rope around the waist, maybe sandals, and there is your costume! Or buy brown, gray, or black material, cut a hole in the top & tie a rope or strip of material around the waist. Use face paint for a beard.

KING/QUEEN/PRINCESS

For any saint that was a king or queen, you can buy a crown for a boy, or a princess outfit for a girl. Crowns can be bought online at Oriental Trading Company, or a local craft/toy store. Princess outfits are everywhere!

GIRLS:

BOYS:

INDIAN

For Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (Lily of the Mohawks), a little girl can dress as an Indian. Maybe add a cross around her neck, carrying a lily or cross.

KNIGHT/ARMOR

For St. Joan of Arc, St. George and the Dragon, St. Gengulphus, or St. Michael the Archangel, they can wear plastic "Armor of God" from Catholic Child. For St. Michael you can buy *feather wings online at Oriental Trading Company or make some with cardboard with tin foil over them, staple elastic to put them over the shoulders.

SOLDIERS

ANGEL

For an angel costume wear a man's T-shirt. For wings see above. *Often you can find angel costumes at party stores or in catalogs such as Lillian Vernon. (The archangel Gabriel with a horn. Cherubim or Seraphim carrying instruments)

SPANISH FARMER

NUNS

Buy black material, cut a hole at the top for the neck or use a man's black T-shirt. Where a white turtleneck underneath, use a square of black material over the head as a veil, and wear a crucifix or cross.

PRIESTS

MEXICAN INDIAN

ASIAN MONK

PRISONER

PEASANTS

The little children of Fatima, Portugal, who saw the Blessed Mother, could carry rosaries.

SHEPHARDESS

HOLY MEN & WOMEN

CRAFT IDEAS:

HALO: Use gold pipe cleaners to bend into halos to put on any saint! Or gold, star, bendable wrapping ribbon wire. These are available from craft stores. Party and toy stores sometimes carry halos too.

HOLY CARDS: Buy holy cards of your child's saint for him/her to pass out to others. The kids can be trading holy cards!


 

Here are the kids using a couple of the above ideas.

All Saints Day 2003 as Blessed Jacinta of Fatima

All Saints' Day '04 as Saint Queen Elizabeth

 

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All Saints' Day '07 as St. Bernadette and St. Francis

 

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All Saints' Day '08 as Bl. Jacinta of Fatima and Bl. Miguel Pro (in one of his disguises.)