My eldest son is a bit obsessed with Halloween. Granted, his birthday is the day before, making a holiday most every child loves all the more special to him.
Nearly every day he claims he has changed his mind and has a new idea regarding his costume choice. His one rule: it must be scary. So, whenever he sees something that he feels is spooky, he wants to be THAT.
Some ideas are pitched and then abandoned that same day. Others recur.
Here are a few of his favorites, in the order they came to my mind, which probably makes it close to order of importance or him mentioning it.
The Miner 49er. Frankly, the concept of my small child walking around looking like a grizzled prospector cracks me up. How crazy would that be, anyway!?! I think a large part of the allure, aside from the ‘rrrrrrr!’ noise he makes, is perhaps he could finagle a gadget…
John Locke—WHEN HE IS THE SMOKE MONSTER. Carter does not want to be John Locke; he wants to be the monster pretending to be Locke. Now, wouldn’t that be a fun time costume?? Think he’d let me shave his head?? Other that that, it’s just a dark shirt, haha!
This list is sure to be added to, as there are only 9 months until Halloween… he likes to plan ahead.