Whether or not Halloween is near, there is always a need for a penguin costume when you love penguins! There are a number of stores both online and off that carry penguin costumes, but you’re more likely to find the size you need in the style you want during the Halloween shopping season.
Prices range from just under $15 to over $600 depending on if you are looking for a casual recreation costume or a professional penguin mascot outfit. You can find size ranging from newborn to adult and everything in between, and currently there is a great selection of styles to choose from. Most of the available penguin costumes are one-piece jumpsuit style outfits. Some have a hat or head style hood while a few have a full head piece.
Things to consider when buying a penguin costume:
What type of penguin costume are you looking for? There are cute penguins, cartoon style penguins, penguin costumes with hats and bow ties and this year there are even costumes featuring each of the Penguins of Madagascar.
For young children, make sure the costume fits with enough room to move and nothing covering the child’s face. Fabric should be light-weight so the child can wear inside or out without over heating. Also, look for a penguin costume that looks good even if the head portion isn’t worn. Many kids don’t like to keep the “hat” on continuously.
For older children and adults, make sure the costume allows for adequate movement. Although penguins are able to waddle with ease, humans aren’t nearly as skilled. So you want to make sure, especially with children, that they can walk and run easily when wearing their penguin garb.
If you don’t want to purchase an entire outfit, consider finding a cute penguin hat and making the rest of the costume out of black sweat pants, sweat shirt and some white felt or fleece or even a fun tuxedo t-shirt.