Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween Emergency!

So I realized today that it's only 2 weeks until Halloween!!! Woohoo! And I still haven't gotten my kids' costumes. AGH! I've got mine, but not theirs. PRIORITIES. I mean, I have to answer the door to hand out candy, for Pete's sake!

Originally, I had thought the whole family could go as the Scooby-Doo gang, seeing as how Daphne is already in the gang and it's her favorite show. But the Fred and Velma costumes available were seriously underwhelming. Velma's skirt was all wrong. It's pleated, China. Make it right!

Then yesterday I found a great costume for me, so the Scooby-Doo idea got scrapped. I love gory, as you know if you read my other Halloween post. So when I saw this costume, which combines pageantry and pomp with the macabre, I just couldn't resist...

(Zombie Prom Queen)


Big Daddy likes to dress up in obscure and/or vaguely funny costumes. Oh, they're dead on. But you have to be a 70's sit com aficionado to recognize them. Or else you have to know who Steve Zissou is. Anyway, he's on his own.

So now all I have to do is figure out the kids. I made a serious error in judgment today by thinking it would be a fun idea to take them to the store WITH me to look at costumes. How I pictured it was that I would walk down the aisles at Target and show them a few options and then they would say, "Oh, Mommy! I want to be a _________!" and then I would buy them that costume. But what it turned out like was every 18 inches the cart would move forward one would scream, "That, Mommy! I want to wear that hot-pink leopard unitard!" while the other was screaming, "Stop, Mommy! Go back! I want to see the scary devil man costume!" (That would be Beck first, then Daphne). 18 inches later, they would change their minds. There was a lot of screaming, crying, and throwing of selves on the floor. Then I decided to stop having a fit and we went home. In the end, each one of them had narrowed their choices down to 35 costumes. So I decided to do some online searching and just get them what I thought was cutest.

So now all their Halloween costume glory and praise rests on me. I've decided on a theme: Cowboys and Indians. Or it might be cowgirls and Indians. But I need some help deciding...

Option A:

BeckDaphne


Option B:

Beck

Daphne


Whatya think?

15 comments:

L. said...

I like the second set with Beck as the indian, and Daphne as the cowgirl. I LOVE the vampire prom dress, but wonder if a scary Prom queen would have a cowboy and indian for kids.

Why don't you just have Jennie send a couple of her 369 costumes? FAST! Either Daphne or Beck would make a great mummy, turtle, or jaguar. Or Daph could dress up in one of her princess costumes.

Kenny and Kelli Ray said...

DEFINITELY option B...much cuter.

rychelle said...

option b, for sure.

jennie w. said...

B!!!

M-Cat said...

Def Option B!

Kristina P. said...

Love b!

tiburon said...

I like the bottom two.

Whatever you do - don't use any of the ones that I listed on my blog...

Wym said...

Totally B. And how can you hate Mama Mia?!?!???!! I loved the vroadway show...so I love the movie by default.

Appalachian Woman said...

B!!!!!

rae said...

I'm gonna' go ahead and agree with everyone else. B is super cute.

Also, this post cracked me up. Please take pictures of the entire decked-out family and post for all to enjoy. That zombie prom queen is spectacular.

MiaKatia said...

Can they both be cowboys? I love the cowboy costumes in both A and B, but if you are going to do the pair, B is better.

kado! said...

Ha! yep...got me a husband who is a fan of The Life Aquatic too! ;)

they are both cute options!

McKell said...

That's funny, we were gonna do Cowgirl and Indian too.... but Amelia's love of Dorothy in the Wizard of OZ won, so we will have a Dorothy and an Indian... and a skunk. :)

Teachinfourth said...

I'm going to be the voice of reason...Woody from Toy Story. If you can find an outfit more so like his, I'd most definitely choose cowboy/girl for both. If you do that hair, he just may hate you when he's older...

André said...

I like the Woody idea for Beck. You could also do Jessi for Daphne to complete the Toy Story theme.