What I like about Halloween:
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
What I hate about Halloween:
- Anything scary
It’s official. The last of my boys has gone over to “the dark side.” Looking through websites at possible costumes, Boy #3 became entirely angry with me because, as he put it, “You just want me to be something CUTE! I don’t want to be cute—I want to be SCARY!” And no, he didn’t think that anything I pointed out was “scary” enough, either.
I wonder how he’d feel if he knew that when he was 1 he went trick-or-treating as a white and pink bunny. AND that the costume was a hand-me-down from his girl cousins.
No, instead, he was pointing out costumes like these:
“Costume Includes: shirt with fiber optic latex chest piece and latex mask. This gray long sleeve shirt with fiber optic latex chest piece comes with the blood and the bones. Within your little corpse’s bones are his little rat pets with light-up eyes glowing red with vengence. His latex mask is bloody and boney, too, but features maggots creeping and crawling through open wounds.”
Okay, I just threw up in my mouth a little. Who would buy this costume for a kid?
Now, would you take pictures of your 10-year-old in this costume and share with grandparents? I think it would look really good in a scrapbook…
I don’t understand why my boys don’t think the costumes I picked out were “scary” enough. Maybe we just need to broaden our definition of “scary” beyond “so-gory-and-disturbing-it-makes-my-heart-cry”…
And another to file under “disturbing”…
And what about this ghost? He’s plenty scary, right? (Kind of reminds me of a certain unfortunate “white trash ghost” costume I made for Boy #2 one Halloween. It remains the butt of many-a-joke in my family. And, honestly, for good reason.)
Fortunately, I’m the one shelling out money on costumes, so I do have a say in what the boys wear. But I don’t think I’m going to be able to talk any of them into wearing this.
Note: I found all of these costumes at HalloweenExpress.com. They do have plenty of non-scary costumes, too. 🙂