2013 has been a good year for raising awareness of space travel and research. You can get a very cool kids astronaut costume if your child has been inspired and wants to head off on a space mission for Halloween.
Of course if you want to turn it into a Chris Hadfield costume then you'll need to add a Canadian patch and a mustache and teach your child to play the guitar.
This article is part of a series on Tech-themed costumes for kids that we'll be running here at TechAgeKids as we approach Halloween.
The Kids NASA Astronaut Costume is a jumpsuit that comes with a matching embroidered cap (you can buy the helmet and other accessories separately.) It comes in sizes from Toddler aged 3 to 4 (cute!) to Young Teen aged 13 to 14 (future career?)
AccessoriesYou can add gloves and boot covers to add the the look.
And there's even a talking astronaut helmet that has sound effects and a countdown. The visor can be retracted with the push of a button. If your child is going to wear the helmet out trick or treating you might watch to attach a carry strap in case they don't want to wear it all the time.And for a really superb finishing touch you can add an astronaut jetpack backpack with pretend flames. It has a zipper opening and is just what an astronaut needs to store his or her candy when they are out trick or treating at Halloween.