It's that time again, when children and adults alike are putting together creative costumes for trick-or-treating, Halloween parties and All Saints day celebrations. While our culture often uses the month of October to focus on the scary, gross, gory, or even risqué, as Christians we can use this time to celebrate and witness to our faith and the men and women whose lives inspire us to seek first the Kingdom of God.
So as you are planning costumes for your family and hunting down cloaks and wigs and crazy shoes, why not take a look at all the great saintly costume ideas out there?
Catholic Icing is a great website full of ideas for Catholic families. They have a long and thorough list of popular saints and how to assemble a great costume for both girls and boys, drawing on other DIY tutorials on the web. They also link to the stories of each of the saints so you can make new heavenly friends as you browse and create!
via Catholic Icing
Catholic Inspired, a blog full of activities and ideas for celebrating our faith, has also put together a great list of saint costume ideas for both girls and boys with step-by-step tutorials, including pictures.
via Catholic Inspired
And you don’t have to be a kid to dress up as a saint! If you’re staying home to pass out candy, wouldn’t it surprise your neighbors to meet St. John Bosco, St. Francis, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Kateri Tekakwitha or even St. Nicholas. When asked “Who are you supposed to be?” you can tell the story of one of our holy heroes and friends in heaven.
Editor’s Note: During the month of November, as we celebrate the final days of the Year of Faith, we’d like to feature stories from YOU about the blessings and fruits you’ve experienced during this year. How did you celebrate? What did you do to grow in faith? How did your relationship with Christ and His Church deepen?
Send us your stories and reflections to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your contact information, and your reflection could be featured here on the blog in November!
Submissions should be under 500 words; deadline for submissions is October 31st.