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Purim is coming March 17, 2022, which means you might be scrambling to get a Purim costume for your little ones (unless you already have those costumes, in which case you’re a wonderful, curated paragon of virtue. and I salute you and envy you).
If you’ve just realized that it could be fun to dress up your kids for this joy-filled vacation, fear not: I’ve hacked the costume game. Instead of having uncomfortable rayon costumes that will only be used one day a year (maybe two if you’re celebrating Halloween and your kids aren’t too snobby about repeat costumes), I learned to embrace the pajama suit.
Yes, dressing your kids in pajamas for Purim is absolutely perfect for so many reasons.
If your child, like mine, has sensitive skin, it’s so much easier to find 100% cotton pajamas than a mass-produced costume.
Plus, the pajamas are worn at night and all year round, meaning your investment will pay off 100%. Even if your child tends to change his mind, you won’t end up with an unused costume in a plastic wrapper, or worse, something you’ve struggled for days to make, but rather pajamas he can wear any other night. .
The best part is that no post-Purim outfit changes are necessary. If you’re taking your child to a megillah reading the day before Purim (or just out on the town to show off their exciting costume), you can just put them to bed afterwards, no change of outfit necessary.
Really, using pajamas as a costume is the way to go. And here are some delicious cozy options your kids (and you!) might enjoy:
My kid’s Purim costume last year was Spider-Man pajamas with an Elmo mask. Did that make sense? No. Was it delicious? Yes, yes it was. Also, my son loves wearing his superhero pajamas outside and pretty much every day, and honestly? He looks really cute.
DC Justice League Two-Piece Pajamas
DC Justice League Onesie Pajamas
DC Justice League onesie PJs: Wonder Woman/Bat Girl/ Super Girl
Wonder Woman/Bat Girl 4-Piece Pajamas
“Encanto” is going to be the Purim/Halloween costume of the year – which unfortunately doesn’t lend itself too well to pajamas. Yet we all know kids who live that “Mickey Mouse Club” and “Frozen” life. Favorite Disney movie is a way of lifeand you will get plenty of wear from these pajamas.
Woody and Buzz pajamas
Monsters Inc. / Winnie the Poo onesies
Other cartoon characters
Parents and children agree: “Bluey” is where it’s at! So go get some Bluey Kigurumis (Japanese onesies; the word means something like “carrying a plush toy”). Of course, if you’re not into the “Bluey” craze, there are plenty of other cartoon pajamas out there.
Daniel Tiger bathrobe (OK, not pajamas but still a multi-use item!)
Looney Tunes Bodysuits
Pajamas featuring your child’s favorite animal are sure to be worn all year round, especially dinosaurs.
Flying squirrel jumpsuit
There is so much potential with monotonous pajamas! Your child could simply dress up in color. You can get monotonous black pajamas, stick on a green circle, an orange circle, and a red circle, and voila, easy a traffic light costume. You can even just take brown pajamas and add some cat or puppy ears and face paint.
Make your child excited about the Next Jewish holiday by dressing up in matzah! They can wear it until Passover. Bonus: Use code Kveller20 for 20% off these matzah pajamas from Midrash Manicures.
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