The word "Muppet" comes from combining Marionette and Puppet. It is the trademark name of puppet created by Jim Henson or artisans from his workshop. Muppets are special because they transcend age. Adults and children alike adore Muppets and that is why they make terrific Halloween costumes.
Although not technically Muppets from the Muppet Show, Sesame Street characters and Fraggles are the creations of Jim Henson, and therefore Muppets too. Muppets have the common characteristics of wide mouths and bulging eyes. What makes them distinctive are their individual personalities. When a new Muppet is created, it sometimes is passed to several puppeteers before they find the perfect Muppet/human match. Once the character is fully developed, children will treat the Muppet like living creatures even when their puppeteer is visible. You too can find your perfect Muppet costume match with the selection of Muppet costumes available from Costume Discounters.
Traditional Muppet costumes include the Miss Piggy costume, The Kermit the Frog costume, the Fozzie Bear costume, the Gonzo costume and the Animal costume. These are all made for adults, as are Fraggle Rock characters. Muppet costumes for kids include Elmo, Grover and Abby Cadabby.
Muppet costumes lend themselves well to wearing as couples and group costumes. Miss Piggy and Kermit are a perfect pair as are Bert and Ernie.