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5 Easy Costume Ideas for Seniors

By Michelle Cemental

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it's time for costumes galore! If you're thinking about dressing up with a senior loved one this holiday season, try some of these great costume ideas that will have them feeling great and enjoying the season. 

1. Embrace the Crazy Cat Lady Look

Know a senior who loves her kitties? Pick up a bag full of stuffed cats, then safety pin them to a bathrobe for a crazy cat lady look that will inspire giggles all evening long. 

2. Swap Roles

You've seen plenty of costumes where kids dress up as seniors. Now, let your senior dress up as a kid! Invite them to pick out a costume that reflects the younger generation, whether you opt for an outfit straight out of their youngest grandchild's closet or pretend to dress up as a stereotypical millennial with crazy hair, headphones, and more. 

3. Use the Wheelchair

Do you have a senior loved one who will be spending Halloween in a wheelchair? Turn the chair into a go-kart and let your loved one be the driver. You can dress them up as a  character from Mario Kart or a favorite NASCAR racer.

4. Be a Famous Figure

The Queen of England? Walter White? Colonel Sanders? The list of potential Halloween costumes based on famous individuals is endless. Choose one that speaks to your senior loved one, incorporating their personality and their sense of fun. In many cases, they may already have the right clothes hanging in the back of their closet!

5. Go the Superhero Route

Superheroes are for everyone! Let your senior loved one pick their favorite superhero, then dress them up accordingly. Underwear on the outside of the pants is optional, but fake muscles are a must!

With Halloween almost here, there's plenty of fun to be had. If you need more help caring for your senior loved one during the festivities, contact us today to learn how we can provide assistance to your family.

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