Popular costume ideas 2009 are based upon top movies; Transformers II, StarTrek and Harry Potter. The latest trend in Halloween costumes is Transformers II. After the release of the Transformers movies especially the Bumblebee character soared.
Bumblebee is a yellow and black robot, the little Autobot with a cool alter-ego! He is the "little brother" of the heroic Autobot faction. The story begins millions of years ago when the Autobots and Decepticons crashed here on Earth and lay dormant until 1984, as they were awakened to continue their war.

The wicked Decepticons led by Megatron, heading to conquer the universe and will not let anything to come in their way. The peaceful Autobots, led by  Optimus Prime , defends the planet from Megatron and somehow find a way back to their home on Cybertron. Luckily, the Autobots are supported by the human teenager named Spike and his father, Sparkplug, who teach the Autobots about human culture while helping them in their struggle for peace.

But with Megatron gaining followers, the future isn’t looking so bright for the humanity! Luckily, Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Bumblebee (who is a capable and reliable messenger and spy), Wheeljack, and the rest of the Autobots have goodness and an awesome voice cast on their side to carry out the day.

Transformers costumes are some of the most difficult to make, but also some of the most coveted and the coolest looking. If you don’t have time to make the costume check out the latest Bumblebee Transformer Halloween Costume for 2009. Save the world by wearing this animated Bumblebee costume on Halloween or at playtime! The big brother can dress up as Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, and the little brother as Bumblebee.
This authentic Bumblebee costume is from the new movie, Transformers: Revenge of  the Fallen.
The Bumblebee 3-D Deluxe Child Costume, includes a black, gray and yellow jumpsuit with 3-D armor that looks like real robot parts! Included is a robot mask that completes the look of an autobot!

Halloween Alternatives For Trick or Treating!

Apple Bobbing
When you think of halloween, which aspects of halloween are significant, which are necessary, and which ones can you push aside?
There are many parents these days that feel insecure about letting their kids go out on trick or treating.  They have to find some other ways to make them have fun and here are a few options.

Knowledge can give you a real advantage. To make sure you're fully informed about halloween, keep reading.

1. First of all get in contact with your local community to check if they have any activities for celebrating Halloween. They may have a costume party or a night with games for everyone to enjoy.

2. Some shopping malls encourage their tenants to offer candies and other goodies for shoppers. There are also costume parades and contests which the kids will enjoy to watch and perhaps win a few prizes.

3. If you live in a small town, chances are there is an activity for the evening like perhaps a  concert or a dance.

4. You can also go with your kids and visit a haunted house. This event is usually sponsored by the local community to raise funds and what they do is rent a house for the evening, decorate the place and scare people all in the spirit of fun.

5. For people who don’t want to go out and just stay at home, let the people come instead by hosting a Halloween party. You can plan it weeks in advance so you have time to buy the decorations, stock up on food and send out the invitations.  

6. You and your kids can then spend quality time together by arranging the décor up like hang fake spider webs through the entry way after cutting them out using paper, put out tombstones made from Styrofoam that can be made or purchased from craft stores and of course pumpkins which you can carve out yourself.

7. As for sounds, you can download sound effects then just put speakers around the house and play. Create a foggy atmosphere with dry ice.

8. Make sure there is a lot of food and drinks to go around and your guests will have a good time. Plan a few games and activities that everyone can participate in. One game is apple bobbing where you put a bunch of apples in the bathtub or basin and then let the participants pick it up using their teeth.

9. As for dinner, serve spaghetti that look like eyeballs, tomato soup and a few other dishes that are ideal for the occasion.

10. Since there will be kids going to the party, make sure there are games for them also. One game could be pin the skeleton which is very similar to pin the donkey. You can also bake caramel apples so the kids can just grab them when they want another one.

11. Because kids love candy, be sure that there are plenty of them around. Don’t forget to thank everyone for dropping in by preparing loot bags that they can bring home.

Planning and hosting a Halloween party acquires a lot of work but its altogether worth it if everyone was able to have a good time. The only thing to do now when the party is over is clean up and return things to the way they were.

Take time to look at the points laid out above. What you learn may help you get over your hesitation and take action for the opportunity to have lots of fun with your kids.

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