As Halloween approaches, ideas for cute costumes abound. This undated photo shows a young boy dressed as a bumblebee. Newscom
Children wear tiger-like makeup and costumes during a performance to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Bozhou, China, in January. China Daily/Reuters
Dominick Meritt wins the boys' costume category for his Jack-in-the-Box outfit at the Millville Baby Show in Millville, N.J., on Oct. 13. Charles J. Olson/The Daily Journal/AP
Timothy Clelland (l.) and Joseph Bach enjoy candy while trick-or-treating at the Benton County Senior Center in Bentonville, Ark., in 2006. Marc F. Henning/The Morning News/AP/FILE
A little girl dressed as a baby chicken walks in the Halloween Parade in Tokyo, Japan's Roppongi Hills, in 2006. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images/NewscomFILE
Martin Ashenafi Brophy sports an astronaut costume for Halloween in New York City in 2009. Xinhua/Newscom/FILE
A man carries his baby, dressed as Winnie the Pooh, at the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval in Los Angeles in 2006. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom/FILE
Alyssa McLin is dressed as Tinkerbell at Forest Park in Baton Rouge, La., in 2005. Kerry Maloney/The Advocate/AP/FILE
Eilla Koldeway is dressed as a stork with a baby to be delivered at the Racine County Fair in Union Grove, Wis., in 2009. Gregory Shaver/Journal Times/AP/FILE
In an undated photo, this baby is all gussied up as a ladybug. PRNewsFoto/Newscom
Kristina Gomprecht donates a Halloween costume to a Four Points by Sheraton hotel in New York City during the hotel chain's nationwide annual Halloween costume drive to benefit children’s hospitals in 2008. Diane Bondareff/Four Points by Sheraton/AP/FILE
Children of the trapped Chilean miners, who were rescued on Oct. 14, wear costumes at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile, on Oct. 9. Jorge Saenz/AP
The UN's refugee agency estimates that one in four Syrian refugee households in neighboring countries are headed by women, breaking with tradition in a patriarchal society.
ByEmma Gatten, Contributor
Before Syria's civil war began, Rabaa Ahmed was a housewife in Damascus taking care of three children and occasionally helping out with her husband’s cleaning-products business. Now she is among more than 145,000 Syrian refugee women thrust into the traditionally male role as head of household, providing food, shelter, and security for their families.