October 5, 2010
High Quality Halloween Costumes for Kids
For the second straight year in a row, my sons have begged me to buy them Optimus Prime Halloween costumes.
I don't have an ethical problem with my children dressing up as gas guzzlers or weapons of mass destruction; I do, however, have a problem spending twenty dollars on what basically amounts to a screen-printed pair of polyester long johns.
"If you want to know the truth, I'm not a big fan of that costume," I told my boys while standing in the middle of the Halloween aisle at a local super center. "Is there any way that I could talk you into picking a costume that isn't see through?"
Through the subsequent conversation, I learned that my chances were very, very slim.
"What if I made you a Transformers costume?" I asked them.
My boys were curious and, justifiably, a little bit suspicious. "What do you mean, make?" they wanted to know.
The minute I mentioned the words "cardboard box," they started to get nervous.
"I don't like that idea at all," Kellen told me flat out.
Cortlen was more open-minded. "If you make me wear a box to school, I'm not celebrating Halloween this year," he announced.
I bought the long underwear, but only because I'm planning an imaginary ski trip (you know, one of the trips you plan but never actually go on) for my family this winter and I figure that the costume eventually will earn its keep.
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