When people think of Easter costumes, they usually think of an adult in an Easter bunny costume and that’s pretty much all that hops to mind, pun intended. But, think about this- why should the Easter bunny get to have all of the fun? If I’m not playing the Easter bunny, that doesn’t mean that I have to go without a costume, does it? There are plenty of other bunnies and characters that can all have fun around Easter time.
Kids love to dress up in costumes any time, and Easter is no different. When I was a kid, most of the Easter costumes we had were the grocery store variety. You might remember the plastic costumes that people wore in the 80’s- they had a thin plastic mask attached to an even thinner plastic sheath that was printed with all of the details of the character. Thank goodness that better costumes are out there today. Kids can wear great bunny costumes that actually- gasp!- look like bunnies. They aren’t hard and plastic and they won’t rip if a kid catches her foot on something. They are plush and tough and can withstand the scrapes that kids get themselves into.
There are kids’ bunny costumes that look like the traditional white bunnies that my poor grocery store costume aspired to look like, but there are many more as well. There are little pink bunny costumes and other Easter characters as well. One of the cutest Easter costumes on the market may well be this Peeps costume.
Even Easter bunny ears have come a long way since I was a kid. Instead of the harsh plastic ones that we tried to wear, kids now have plush styles that are soft and furry to the touch. Instead of the hard plastic with the spikes that were supposed to keep the ears attached to our hair, kids have soft faux fur that stays in place and feels soft and warm. A very fuzzy pair of pink and white ears is enough to get anyone into the mood for Easter.
There are also realistic-looking bunny tails that are perfect for hopping around the yard at Easter. And if you have someplace to go in your bunny costume, such as an Easter party or a community function, there are also Easter props that we never dreamed of as kids. Imagine a bunny strolling in to an Easter picnic with a giant carrot in tow. That’s an impressive figure for any Easter outing.