29 October 2008

I am a Mr. Halloween FAIL

I know I didn't know about Gabriel's Halloween beliefs until less than 24 hours ago, but if he thinks there's a Halloween Fairy, I really want to make that true for him. I'm a big believer in extending the magic of childhood for as long as possible. And, as Literal Dan pointed out, Mr. Halloween is a heck of a lot more interesting than The Great Pumpkin.

Except that they actually really don't have Spider-Man costumes at Costco anymore. My mom checked.

And every Halloween/Party/Costume store in the county doesn't have anything remotely Gabriel's size. I called.

I'm at a loss.

Ideas?

10 comments:

  1. I say blue sweat pants, red sweat shirt, and an ass load of make up. Or a mask.
    Though, if it's any consolation, when Zack was newly 3, he made my mom take him home FIVE TIMES during trick or treating to change costumes. Half of them were my princess ones.

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  2. Would he be totally disappointed with a homemade Spider Man mask? Just a cute, cardboard one? Are you crafty? Maybe that suggestion just complicates things.

    I second the blue sweatpants and red shirt suggestion.

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  3. Found this on google...looked like a good suggestion! You should be able to find Spiderman pj's! Hope it helps!

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4555854_home-made-spiderman-costume.html

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  4. Online. It's not too late with rush shipping...I don't think...Well shit. It's the day after tomorrow.

    Damn. I'm at a loss.

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  5. oh honey...I don't even know what to tell ya'...good luck...maybe bring him to the costume store and let him pick something....maybe he'll be distracted by all the other costumes...

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  6. Dang! I wish we lived closer. I have three. Two red ones and a black one. You know, I've seen a couple in Walmart in the toy section. That's actually where my son got two of his. They're just there with the toys. I thought it kind of strange too. Also, what about spiderman pajamas? I've seen a ton of those. You could also just get some sweats and get busy making a costume. Good luck!!

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  7. Sister, I just checked and we have a child's size 3T-4T red/blue spiderman costume (just polyester only) It's not the one with the muscles or anything built in to it. But I don't have the mask that goes with it! If you want, I'll overnight the costume part to you, but there won't be a mask or head/skin thing. I bet you could go buy one of those webslinger toys that lets you shoot either webbing or water. It comes with a mask (maybe it's $20-30). Or a party store might have a mask or something. Let me know. I'll take it with me to work in case you want it sent to you. You can email me at jenboglass@yahoo.com

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  8. I'm assuming you've checked the Targets near you, cause I think I mentioned that I was able to find a Spider-Man costume there for $7.

    Otherwise, I'm with the flow here in suggesting you pick up some Spider-Man pajamas (bonus=useful for more than one day), and I'll add that you can probably find some kind of party-favor type mask at a party store (we have a couple kicking around, and I'd send you one if I could).

    If you need to, red and black face paint would be a decent alternative.

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  9. How about dressing him up like Peter Parker? He could tell people that he's Spiderman underneath... Just in case anyone needs his help.

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  10. I'd say pajamas or sweats and paint his face...or let him pick out a costume and get him a spiderman toy from Mr. Halloween. Sorry, that's all I got.

    Good luck and if he can't be Spiderman, don't beat yourself up. Once he starts getting candy in his bag he'll most likely forget all about what he's wearing.

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