On October 31st each year people across the country celebrate Halloween or All Hallow's Eve. Widely-geared toward young children who enjoy wearing costumes, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin carving,
Whether you reject Halloween as a pagan holiday that promotes worshipping the devil and glorifying evil or whether you accept it as a harmless opportunity for kids to dress up and get lots of candy, Halloween has become the second-largest commercially celebrated holiday in America grossing over $8 billion in sales.
We should probably remember that Jesus told us that we should be IN the world, but not OF it, right? Right. But what does that mean? Does that mean that evil is out there and as long as we close our doors and turn the lights out, evil will stay away? If we can look at Halloween as an opportunity to engage with the community around us, maybe we can approach the holiday with more compassion and grace, rather than judgment. Also, recognize that Halloween is the eve of “All Saints’ Day” (November 1), and is also associated with Martin Luther and the Reformation. They celebrate the religious freedoms won at that time in history.
So, with Halloween arriving at the end of the week, there is still time to put together your costumes... Here are some Christian Halloween costume ideas for you..
- The Bible
Because what could be more biblical than dressing up as the Word itself.
- David & Goliath
No Halloween costume could possibly be cuter than this little boy dressed up as young David with his dad dressed as the big bad Philistine Goliath.
- The Holy Ghost
Add a halo on top of this ghost costume or carry your Bible with you and BOOM. Holy Ghost costume for the win.
Probably should not carry a burning bush, but who wouldn't like to show up with the ten commandments?
- Noah’s Ark
Whether you are steering the ark on your own or need to suit up the whole family, this costume is a winner.
- The Armor of God
If you take the instructions in Ephesians 6 TOO literally you might find yourself in this costume…
- Daniel and the Lions Den
The perfect Bible costume for you and your pup.
- VeggieTales – Bob & Larry
Because why NOT dress up as the only vegetables every child can agree to love!
- Jonah and the Whale
- Catholic Nun
Costumes aren’t just for people, let your pooch get in on the fun too! This costume is sure to turn some heads.