One thing that took a little while to get used to when I first moved to Spokane was the cold weather in October. Of course, in most cities with seasons, cold weather in October is normal. It is NOT normal in Phoenix, AZ – all of my warm weather Spokane transplants can understand that!
But if you’ve moved here with kiddos (or just enjoy dressing up for Halloween!), you might be perplexed… what would have been seasonally appropriate in southern California, most of Arizona, and Texas is not going to be warm enough here in Spokane. Of course, you could go with all the traditional costume ideas – but layering with tights and turtlenecks and covering up with sweaters and coats gets old after a while – plus, no one can see your costume!
If you’ve been looking for cold weather costume ideas, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here are our best recommendations for cold weather costumes to wear in Spokane and the surrounding areas!
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Looking for more things to do for Halloween in Spokane? Take a look at our recommended Halloween activities in Spokane here!
Cold Weather Halloween Costume Ideas
Be an Astronaut!
Both the women’s and men’s costumes are warm enough for the Spokane Halloween chill, AND both costumes come with pockets! You can find the women’s version of the costume here and the men’s version here.
The Addam’s Family Costumes
Looking forward to the new animated Addam’s Family movie, or enjoy the classic Addam’s Family movies? Want to be warm during on Halloween or the Halloween party weekend(s)? Then check out these costumes for Morticia Addams and Gomez Addams. You can be even warmer with this Cousin Itt costume, which comes with a tunic and synthetic hair.
Looking for even more Halloween costumes to keep you warm? HalloweenCostumes.com has an entire section dedicated to Halloween costumes for cold climates here!
Keep the Kids Warm with Star Wars Costumes
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about keeping the kiddos warm! In anticipation of the last and final Star Wars movie, The Rise of the Skywalker, deck your kids out in the following cute and warm costumes for Halloween! Your kids can be warm and fuzzy with this Chewbacca jumpsuit, which is also fully-lined.
You’ll want to add pants to this costume, of course, but how cute is the BB8 costume?
This Yoda costume is truly the perfect Halloween costume for cold weather, especially for kids: it comes with a jumpsuit and hooded robe!
And not to leave the littlest Star Wars fans out – this infant Yoda costume is perfect for the cool Halloween weather, as it comes with a jumpsuit, robe and hat!
The best part of all of the costumes above is the 10% discount you can get using our code! That’s right, get 10% your costume order for a limited time using our referral code here: HalloweenCostumes.com!
Halloween in Spokane
In general, Halloween in Spokane is very popular! From locals dressing up their houses (and yards) to be spooky cemeteries or zombie lairs to ‘trunk or treat’ events at local churches, people in Spokane really enjoy Halloween. Maybe it’s the fact that there is (typically) no snow on the ground, maybe it’s the candy sugar rush, or maybe it’s just all the cute kids out, but people in Spokane are usually really nice and receptive on Halloween.
All that to say: if you want to dress up yourself and your house and go all out for Halloween, you’ll be in good company! Looking for some fun spooky music to play outside while the trick or treaters come to visit? Take a listen to this playlist below – you can turn it up when the trick or treaters knock to spook them!
Prefer to host your own haunted Halloween bash? Really lean in to the spooky, haunted past of Spokane by bringing back these Halloween songs from the 1910’s (yes, 1910!) and on with the playlist below:
Are you planning on dressing up this year, or are your kids dressing up this year? If so, what do you plan on dressing up as this year? Let us know on our Facebook page here!