What is it with scary things and kids? My daughter LOVES Halloween. If it weren’t for the presents factor of Christmas, Halloween would probably win hands down. Like most of her 4-year-old pals, monsters, ghosts, vampires and other nasties elicit more thrills than anything on Nick Jr. or indeed, the man in the red suit.
So with all the decorative gruesome ghouls out at the mall, we embarked on our quest for the coveted costume this year. A couple of months ago, we had already settled on Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz (how nice and old fashioned, and a great way for her to use those ruby slippers before she grows out of them), with her little brother as the scarecrow or lion (how cute is that?).
But, as things usually go with kids, Dorothy it wasn’t to be, because she saw a Jessie (Toy Story) costume at the mall and insisted that was “it“. It wasn’t cheap, but hey, it had the real red hat. We picked a “Thomas the Tank Engine” costume for little bro, and he seemed genuinely thrilled as he’s obsessed with Thomas at the moment.
I was hoping this year to pull a “Martha” and do something unique, creative and homemade, but as my kids opted for the pre-packed “Genuine Disney” article from the mall, I’ll have to save that for next year. But just in case you’re interested, I’ll post some of the cutest DIY ideas I found in the next.
[tags]Haloween,kids,halloween costumes,toy story,costumes[/tags]
Originally posted on October 11, 2006 @ 9:30 pm