Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Costume anyone?

It's almost that time again - time to hit the thrift stores in search of an adequate and cheap costume for my 12 year old.

Last year, I was lucky enough to find an authentic 1960's suit and a plethora of skinny ties from the same era. Add one fedora and some sunglasses and voila, Blues Brother. Elwood, I think. Or was it the other one...

Years before: Clown, Knight, Darth Vadar, Indiana Jones (complete with whip), Buzz Lightyear, and a pumpkin,

I'm stuck this year. 12 year olds are no longer into cartoon characters. Now, they want blood and guts. Because he's kinda tall, people might give him the stink eye because he looks older. If he looks too horrifying, it's very likely no one will answer their door.

Ideas are welcome.


Penny L. Richards said...

I saw a tween-aged kid two years ago in North Redondo dressed as an iPod--he had used a slim rectangular box, big enough for himself, but not so big that he took up the whole sidewalk. Decorated just like an iPod, and he had the white cord and earbuds in his own ear--a valid excuse for listening to music when you're supposed to be out enjoying the night.... ;) Age-appropriate and fun to make and wear, without the blood and guts.

So Cal Peeper said...

Hey, that's a pretty good one - simple, hi-tech.