I read about someone dressing her children in her husband’s UPS uniforms from work. The parents were the packages wearing big boxes with “handle with care” and “fragile” stickers. They were the hit of the neighborhood! So, if you want to mimic this idea – you could put your child in a cubscout uniform shirt (without all the patches – check at goodwill, etc). a pair of brown shorts (or pants would be better). You could probably even get away with Khaki colored pants and a khaki shirt. Just be sure to put a UPS emblem on it. There are loads of creative ways to “mimic” everyday people in our community and make it fun!
a few more ideas:
Clown: Sweet clothes that are too large. Decorate by using either fabric paint, or markers. For those who dare try tie-die. Tack on some large pop-poms, add a cheap wig, hat, and make-up. You may also stuff the extra space in clothing with tissue. However this could be messy, if you need to make a “pit-stop”.
Scarecrow: Over sized flannel shirt, faded blue jeans with patches, rope for belt and to tie at the cuffs of his jeans and sleeves, stuff the shirt and jeans with plastic grocery, or paper, a little bit of straw to hang out of jeans and shirt. Add a little bit of make-up.
The American tourist: Guys loud Hawaii shirt, shorts (if weather permits), Large straw hat. Gals bright loud dress, flats, big sun hat, straw bag. Don’t forget to have a camera, and maps hanging out, and that look of being lost. Guys can use a tourist bag, (like you get from travel agents, and gals can use the straw bag for their treats.
1960s Hippy: This one is hard, after all its all back in style! What is real, and what is costume? 😉 Tie die clothing, long wig (in the old days we called a “fall”, sandals, headband, anything with fringe on it (vests, purse…) light colored sun glasses.
Old man: Dark paints (cuffed), and jacket, most any dress shirt, mans flannel hat, walking cane. Gray the hair, with any of the commercial temporary colors, or dust with a little flour.