Did you want to be a firefighter as a child? How about a pirate? A famous movie character? Every year we are allowed to become whatever, or who ever, we want to be with the help of elaborately designed Halloween costumes and accessories. Many people attend Halloween parties or special events where awards and prizes are given for some of the best or most creative Halloween costumes. This is a great time to let your creativity flow and to have a lot of fun. Look through old magazines or encyclopedias for ideas about unusual characters from history or popular culture. It is also a lot of fun for couples or groups of friends to buy Halloween costumes that fit a certain theme. For example, a couple could dress up as Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty, or Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. There is no limit to the imagination with Halloween costumes.