Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mr. Fob, Costume Designer

As you can imagine, it makes me quite the proud father to hear my four-year-old daughter tell me she wants to be Supergirl for Halloween. We actually made the cape and shield for Halloween two years ago, when the costume was more my idea than hers, but this time we managed to get a more traditional Supergirl look with a blue shirt from the Gap and a red holiday skirt from Children's Place. We probably could have tracked down red boots instead of getting another pair of sparkly red Target shoes, as rain boots are much easier to find in Seattle than in Orem, but she already has a pair of rain boots so we decided the sparkly shoes were not only cheaper but more practical.


Little Dude's Robin costume, which I admit was more my idea than his, is not quite so true to the source material, but Robin's costume has varied so much over the years that I felt justified in going with a more liberal interpretation that takes elements from all of them. We tried to find green tights, but ended up settling for black, which made everyone think he was one of the Incredibles. Oh well. I think he makes a pretty good Robin.

My costume is a variation of the costume I've used almost every year for the last five or six years--in the past I've been Clark Kent, so this year I decided to be Bruce Wayne. It gave me an excuse to buy a really cool Bat-symbol t-shirt, and like the Clark Kent costume it has the advantage of being a little subtler than a full-on superhero costume. A touch I added this year--a clever touch, if I do say so myself--is the cape hanging out the back of Bruce Wayne's shirt. No one ever gets it, to be honest; they tend to think I'm just too embarrassed to take off my normal clothes and show off my costume, or they don't notice it at all. That's okay, though. I like it.

6 comments:

playasinmar said...

I love it. Especially the Bruce Wayne costume.

SenecaSis said...

LOVE the costumes! The kiddles look SO cute! Even if Little Dude does look like an Incredible.

kadusey said...

Super-cute costumes. And they should know better, the Incredibles don't wear capes. :)

ambrosia ananas said...

Awww. S-Boogie and Little Dude are adorable. Your costume is great, too.

Kristeee said...

Excellent costumes. All three of you (though my personal favorite is Little Dude's with his cool mask).

two forks said...

i LOVE that little dude was Robin and his costume is amazing!!! there is this Robin shirt at the Sci-Fi museum and i am dying to get it... in brazil the only way kids knew what my name was was when i said "like batman and robin" they got a kick out of that!