There is a good reason why people are scared of spiders. In the world today, there are over 40,000 spider species, and they have been around a very long time. Spider-like arachnids have been on earth for about 386 million years! The “modern” spider has been on earth for nearly 200 million years. And, of course, there is the little issue of them being deadly and even poisonous.
But it gets better, as some spiders even build communal webs. What fun. All of these facts combined with the undeniable truth that spiders just creep most of us out, means that spider costumes will usually strike a nerve. Of all the bug costumes, the spider costume is likely the scariest of all insect costumes.
However, this doesn’t mean that spider costumes must always be frightening. Some of the more popular spider costumes are kid’s costumes, toddler costumes and infant costumes. There are some pretty darn cute spider costumes for little ones, such as the Itsy Bitsy Spider Toddler Costume. Another real cute option is the Baby Spider Infant Costume. This costume has good “photo op” written all over it! And of course there is Spiderman. Kids love Spiderman and it makes sense. Spiderman takes the intimidating nature of the spider and humanizes it. After all, who wouldn’t want the amazing powers of a spider?
Don’t be afraid of spiders. The fact that they scare most people and are mysterious and powerful, means that they are perfect for Halloween and Halloween costumes.