When helping your child choose a costume, please keep in mind some of our guidelines. Costumes should: Be age appropriate— no clown costumes; and no costumes that cover up the face; be safe for children to walk and move around in; not be gory, gruesome, or frightening; not include weapons of any kind. Children are not allowed to wear makeup to school or for the parade. NO makeup or hair spray products are to be brought to school. Since the parade is in the morning, students should come to school in costumes. The costume must fit over their regular clothes and be easily removed. Some suggestions for fun and appropriate costumes include your child's favorite literary character, an athlete, a patriotic or historical figure. Help us make a statement that depiction of violence is not acceptable in any way. See you at the parade!