Warm Costume Ideas for a Cold Minn. Halloween

Updated: 10/25/2013 7:26 PM KSTP.com By: Katherine Johnson

It's perhaps the scariest thing about Halloween for Minnesota parents. Convincing your kid that the sweatshirt or turtleneck underneath their costume isn't that noticeable.

"You've got to get it big enough that you can put something on underneath it because you never know if it's going to snow, rain - this is Minnesota!" said father Phil Archambault as he searched for a costume for his daughter.

"I'm just hoping there's not an actual blizzard or snowstorm on halloween," said Nathan Lindstrom as he shopped for his two boys.

The mission: to find a costume his two-year-old son Cole not only likes, but that also fits over his coat.

"It's that trade off," said Savers Supervisor Patrek Lundstrom.  "Do I want candy or do I want to be warm.  And you know, as a kid, it's always going to be the candy."

We asked Lundstrom for some suggestions.

For the princesses, he suggests picking up a wig.

"You put a winter hat on, you can throw a wig on over it to hide the hat a little bit, hide the fact that you're freezing cold and want to keep warm," said Lundsrom.

For the super heroes, long sleeves and pants built into the costume help cover other layers without ruining the look.

"You'll notice that it's kind of beefy, its bulky, it has a little padding for the muscle look, but it also helps to keep warm."

As for Cole, Lundstrom offers up a furry one-piece.

"Toddlers do need that extra warmth and their bodies don't warm up like ours do," he said.

Cole picked a frog, and his parents approved with a sigh of relief.

"It's got little gloves attached so it'll keep his fingers warm," said Lindstrom.

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