Captain America is a wholesome, all-American superhero and a fantastic Halloween costume choice for young boys. The stars and stripe design of the suit has a strong, distinctive look that will catch your young one’s eye, while the shield accessory is something they won’t want to put down.
As a superhero, Captain America has been around for over 60 years and is regularly ranked within the top 10 comic book heroes of all time. However, the character didn’t gain mainstream recognition as a superhero until 2011 with the release of the highly successful Captain America: The First Avenger movie. This initial mainstream recognition was followed up by the even more successful The Avengers movie in 2012. With Captain America: The Winter Soldier due for release in 2014 and The Avengers 2 due for release in 2015, Captain America is only going to get more and more popular and that’s why he’s a perfect Halloween costume choice.
When it comes to choosing a Captain America costume for your little boy there are two main options – the superhero Captain America costume or the villainous Red Skull costume. Captain America costumes feature a full body jumpsuit which features red arm and leg cuffs, a red and white stripe mid-section and a star on the chest. They also come with a circular red, white and blue shield and a Captain America mask. Red Skull costumes on the other hand feature a detailed dark grey Nazi war jacket emblazoned with a Red Skull logo plus a high quality Red Skull mask.
If you’re feeling creative, you can also accessorize the Captain America costumes with a range of items including red Captain America boots, red Captain America gloves and brown and grey Captain America goggles.
Whichever costume and accessory mix you decide to go with, you can be sure that your child will get plenty of use out of the costume. Since Captain America and the Red Skull are both popular characters (especially with the younger crowd), your young boy won’t want to limit their use of the costume to just Halloween and will be eager to wear it as much as possible. This means you won’t be investing in a costume that’s just for Halloween and only gets worn once. Instead, you’ll be spending your money on something that can be worn all year round and you’ll get plenty of value out of your purchase.