Halloween Costumes In Schools

UNDATED (AP) -- At West Elementary School in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe, princesses and superheroes will walk the halls for Halloween today. But there will be no Richard Nixons or George Bushes.

That's because school administrators have banned costumes depicting political figures, calling them inappropriate for eight- to ten-year-olds.

Many schools prohibit costumes, while some elementary schools allow only preschool and kindergarten students to dress up.

Masks are generally prohibited at schools that allow the bizarre on Halloween, as are fake weapons. Hatchets coming out of heads are also frowned upon.

At Naperville Central High School, latex is a no-no. There's a student and a custodian at the school with a life-threatening latex allergy.


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  • by nancy Location: belvidere on Oct 31, 2007 at 10:10 AM
    What happened to creativity? We could afford costumes but often made up our own from stuff around the house ~ a cat, a hobo, a ghost. You can use a white sheet with a pillow case for a hood, so you don't have to cut any holes from the sheet. Dress in black and draw whiskers on your face. Make a paper tail and ears. The teachers could help kids brainstorm.
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