Every year students from Oklahoma City University’s (OCU) Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management kick off the fall season with a visit to Positive Tomorrows.

During this visit, they measure every child and ask them important questions about what kind of costume they want to wear for Halloween.

Students hold their arms out straight for measurements, and with huge smiles on their faces, request costumes ranging from firefighters and police officers to butterflies, ninjas and zombies.

As part of their costume lab class requirement, these OCU students make custom costumes for every child at Positive Tomorrows. They deliver costumes in October, just in time for trick-or-treating.

A partnership that’s been in place for well over 6 years, it helps OCU students learn the basics of costume construction and measurement. It also gives students at Positive Tomorrows a quintessential childhood experience.

For families who worry about where they will sleep tonight, or where their next meal will come from, shopping for a Halloween costume often takes a back seat to survival.

Students get to trick-or-treat every year in their new costumes at a few local businesses and there’s never a shortage of candy or smiles.

Every year over 650 volunteers make holidays, birthdays and events special for students at Positive Tomorrows. Learn how you can get involved today!