Already people are starting to buy police, firefighter and first responder Halloween costumes. Police costumes are usually popular anyway, but this year because of the spotlight on the Boston PD and first responders they will be more popular than ever. Part of Halloween is dressing up in costumes that portray someone else you’d like to be. Most people would love to be police, firefighters or first responders so that they could help other people when they are in danger. Some people may just want to honor those who wear those uniforms every day by wearing them for one night.
Whenever tragedy strikes there are some people who will risk their lives without a second thought to help people who are injured or in danger. Without those people there could have been many more casualties as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing as well as disasters like Hurricane Katrina or Super Storm Sandy. Choosing police Halloween costumes or firefighter costumes is a great way to pay tribute to the people who protect the safety of others and let them know how much you appreciate what they do.
Children’s police and firefighter costumes are very popular. Kids love police and firefighters because often when they are learning about the world they are taught that they can always go to a police officer or firefighter for help if they need it. Kids love to dress up like their heroes and so do some adults. Adult police costumes and firefighter costumes can be styled after actual uniforms or they can be sexy knockoffs. No matter what type of first responder costume you choose you will need things like a hat, a badge, a nightstick and at least one pair of handcuffs to really make the costume complete. Couples who want a fun couples costume can go as a police officer and prisoner. Or if you want a really funny costume try going as a police officer and a donut.
A great way to show your respect for first responders is to throw a heroes theme Halloween party and collect donations that can be donated to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing or a police or firefighters charity. Giving back to the people who give so much is a small way to repay them for the sacrifices they make. It’s also a fun way to do some good in the world while you are enjoying Halloween with your friends and family. If you are going to dress up as firefighter or police officer this year to honor the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to protect the safety and security of others you could buy your costumes early. There will be an increased demand for these costumes this year and if you wait until the last minute to buy them you may have a hard time finding the costumes that you want.