Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Without further ado, I present to you, Beast Boy!!!

With the haul:

Contemplating the haul (81 pieces - we counted!):

I bought the fabric for, yes, $4.99. Add green hairspray (which came out much wilder in photos than in person), green facepaint (we already had lying around), regular hairspray (had to buy; the only hair products I own are shampoo and conditioner), tights (or "heels"), black turtleneck (already had), and boots from Payless (which were actually nice; he needed a pair for this winter). We made the belt from cardboard and duct tape (care of NB - genius, thank you!)

I don't know who was more thrilled - Gus or me.

For comparison's sake (for those of you who don't let your kids watch hyperviolent, super-non-Quakery, Japanese cartoon shows like this weary Quaker mom and so may be unfamiliar with this character):

Also, just for kicks, I found this picture from a cartoon convention:

C'mon, dude - if you're going to commit to being an adult dressed up like a cartoon character, at least get the details right!! You're costume is pink! You have shoes, not boots, on! Your hair is not green! You don't have the "power" thingy on your power belt!

All in all, it was a super-awesome Halloween. He and I expanded our range to include a new street in our neighborhood, thus increasing the candy haulage. Also, this year for this first time, he made me wait on the sidewalk and rang doorbells by himself. I felt so parental.

It was a great day, and THANK GOD IT IS OVER.


Blogger DMJ said...


12:55 PM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

I just wish Gus were more expressive. WA HA HA HA!! I very much enjoyed trick or treating with you and the boy -- thanks for asking me to tag along!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Liberty Fan said...

What a fantastic costume - and what is with the lame adult version! See how talented you are???? I could hardly tell the "real" Beast Boy from the costumed Beast Boy. But that adult beast boi was more like a Non-Mighty Morphin Weak Ranger!!!
Congratulations to you, The Beast Boy for his costume and his haul, and to Curlygirl for getting to halloween with him.

7:57 PM  
Blogger diana said...

"Non-Mighty Morphin Weak Ranger" - OH MY GOD! You made me HOWL!!!

10:12 PM  

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