July 18, 2024


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Red Cape Costume Ideas for Halloween

Maybe this Halloween you’ve decided to buy a red cape costume for your child to dress up as their favorite character for a night of trick-or-treating and fun.  There are many characters out there available for purchase that include a costume cape.  Take, for example, many superheroes and other characters who wear a red cape: Superman, Wonder Woman, Capt. America, Snow White. Other characters who wear a costume cape, though perhaps in a different color, include Batman, Dracula, a knight in shining armor, and the list goes on and on.  Even a witch or a devil costume can include a cape as part of their ensemble.  Later, siblings can use the item as part of their Halloween outfit making it simple for you to reuse it with a new design year after year.  So you can see if you buy a red cape costume you have many options of what to dress up for Halloween.

Versatility is important when choosing a new Halloween costume because you can possibly use it year-to-year with many different variations.  Therefore you can save money by buying what might be at first thought an ambiguous costume that can turn into a specific character outfit.  This becomes important when choosing a child’s costume since you will want something they can wear for many years to come.  If you have a costume cape and some creative imagination you can fashion a new Halloween costume every year. 

Another idea for utilizing your newly purchased red cape for a Halloween costume is to create a storybook character such as Little Red Riding Hood or Snow White.  Or, choose a  villain with this look like the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.  Or, consider, for example, the red Ranger from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television show.  A costume cape can add a superhero quality to this Power Ranger’s red and white pant suit and red and white visor helmet. 

You can also create a girl version of the same character by adding a red cape as an accessory.  (Remember that any type of cartoon character or Halloween costume can be made into a female version by adding a wig, a cape, jewelry of some sort, or a headband.)  A little imagination also transforms the red Power Ranger costume into a flying ninja!  Don’t forget to add little accessories that will really set off to look such as an ninja sword or ninja stars made out of cardboard and covered with aluminum foil.  The sky is the limit when you use your creativity to create your red cape costume.