Tis The Season For Costumes

Each year, a bunch of the businesses in town open their doors for trick-or-treating. The kids enjoy dressing up, so last year I took the older two round the town center for the candy collection. Participating places put a pumpkin in their window, so parents and kids know which establishments to go in. I think Oldest was a Jedi, and Middlest had a Hello Kitty-themed outfit. I went as Indiana Jones.

We’re planning to take some kids this Friday (a day early, but it’s when the stores are doing it). The appearance of a Darth Vader mask, and my retrieval from the garage of my own Darth Vader voice-changer helmet (IIRC five quid from a charity shop in England) makes it sound like we’ll have two Darth Vaders this year.

Youngest (assuming he goes) and Middlest were fighting over a lion coat (mane on the hood, and a tail dangling down from the back. It fits Youngest better. Middlest’s outfit seems to be sorted out already, she now has the Vader mask, and a black dress. It’s pretty cute. Youngest has been running around the house with the voice-changer helmet today, and he really enjoyed it. It might be difficult for him to not wear it on Friday, to give it up to someone else. There was talk of someone taking him separately. He does like the roaring, though, so he might end up being ok as a lion.

There has been talk of Oldest or even myself wearing the Vader helmet. I suspect Oldest will get it, he has an appropriate black cloak. At one point today, Oldest and Youngest both had Darth headgear. I tried to get Oldest to say “I shall call him Mini-Me”, but of course he is far, far too young for the reference (I checked, and he’s far, far too young for the full trailer to the first Austin Powers movie). He didn’t want to say it in a Doctor Evil voice, but he was ok trying to say it in a Darth Vader voice. Once.

Bit late for all of us to be evil Star Wars characters (“Sith Happens”). Not quite sure what I’ll go as. Oldest has an Iron Man mask. That’d go with Youngest being a lion, wouldn’t it? They’re totally from the same show. (Or I could go as Gomtuu, except no, way too hard.)

Hmm, decisions need to be made. (or, in other words, much begging for ideas). My wizard’s staff got dismantled a while ago, but the stick may suffice on its’ own, and I think I saw the hat recently. That’s a possibility.

We shall see.

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