Any parent of a wee one in the eastern half of the U.S. has probably faced the challenge of bundling up your costumed kiddo for a chilly Halloween night -- having to choose between covering up your child's adorable costume with wool coats and hats, or stuffing them into layers of long johns underneath is never a comfortable prospect. Last year, when we had that freak Halloween snowstorm in New York, I attempted to bundle up my little dinosaur with layers of long johns until the poor kid was so bundled that he couldn't move his arms and they just stuck straight out. We ended up just giving up on the costume to combat the cold.
That's why I'm so enamored with Little Goodall's adorable critter wool coats in the form of foxes, wolves, dinosaurs and owls. These custom handmade coats are ridiculously cute, snuggly warm, and make a perfect warm layer for a chilly night of green Halloween trick o' treating. As if that weren't fabulous enough, several of the coats (fox, leopard) are made of eco-felt from recycled plastic water bottles and handmade in North Texas, unlike the options you'll find available in the big box store. Little Goodall's other coats are made from a wool blend felt, a sustainable natural fiber. Why buy a crappy, flimsy PVC drugstore costume, when you could own, reuse and pass down one of these adorable green Halloween heritage pieces from a family-owned business?
Molly Goodall, Little Goodall‘s founder and designer, can make her coats fit a 12 month-old, and up to a size 6. Each coat is fully lined for warmth and hooded; most come with deep, handy pockets! Goodall even paid attention to finer details that you and your child will love, like small claws on the sleeves of the wolf coat and small teeth on the hood of the lion coat, as well as detachable velcro tails! If Little Goodall doesn’t have your child’s favorite animal, you can contact her about custom coats. It takes about 2 to 4 weeks to ship (some sizes are in stock already), so order now if you want it in time for Halloween! As you’d expect from anything quality crafted and handmade, the price isn’t exactly cheap, but these critter coats are so cute and cozy that your kiddo will want to wear ’em all winter long — which will serve you far better than some plastic and spandex hunk-o-junk Spiderman costume.