Halloween is right around the corner, and a new year, another costume! What’s your child going to be this year for Halloween? We’ve started off the discussion by asking our Jersey Mom Blog writers about what their children are donning, and here is what they had to say…
“Last Halloween, my daughter told me she wanted to be Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ I figured she would forget, but she didn’t, and we had a hard time finding her costume! My mother-in-law found it, so we were saved.
Searching in all the local Goodwill shops for 80s style clothing for a party, we found a Darth Vader costume, brand-new, originally from Target with the tags and plastic intact, and half the price, for our son. Currently, he’s obsessed with the movie. We’re hoping he doesn’t throttle anyone with the light saber.”
“My little guy is going as Mittens, the cat from Bolt. He is steadfast in it, and we got his costume this past week. His father is less than thrilled and keeps saying, ‘That’s a girl’s costume.’ I tell him, ‘He’s 4. He doesn’t realize that, leave him alone!’
I’d rather he be mittens than Iron Man or Hulk like he wanted to be before. I do not believe in masks…personally and for religious reasons, so I refused to buy him those.
Then he went to being ‘Bolt,’ but good luck finding that costume…doesn’t exist. When he said Mittens I jumped on it. So Mittens he will be.”
“My daughter wanted to be a ‘blue triceratops.’ I could only find green or orange triceratops costumes available online, so I selfishly talked her into being a green one to avoid having to make the costume this year. No, I don’t feel guilty, especially after making 3 costume prototypes of the ‘pink’ robot she wanted to be last year. I don’t have time for that this year!”
“My daughter (5) is going as Princess Belle; the boy (10) wants to be Shoeless Joe Jackson. I’m Super Mom.”
“I really wanted August to be an astronaut and wear the authentic, signed orange suit his grandpa got him from NASA, but of course he has insisted on wearing his cousin’s hand me down Thomas the Train costume.”
“It’s all about Star Wars and Indiana Jones at my house this year. My 7-year-old is Boba Fett, 5-year-old is Indy, and 17-month-old is Yoda.”
“I took my two daughters to a Halloween store to pick out costumes. My 6-year-old is going as Neytiri from Avatar (though she never saw the movie) and my 5-year-old is going as Morticia (again, the reference is lost on her, but she liked the black dress). My son, who just turned one, is going happily as a purple dragon in a costume we got as a hand-me-down from friends.”
So, there you have it. This is how Jersey Moms Blog offspring are getting their Halloween on. Happy Halloween everyone! What’s your child going to be?
This is an original post for Jersey Moms Blog. All our contributors are New Jersey moms.