Halloween always sneaks up on me. Every fall I’m the mom scrambling around for ideas the week before, and sewing last minute costumes at 2am before class parties… Well I’m proud to say - NOT THIS YEAR!
I mainly have Knox to “thank” for that. I don’t know what brought it up, but we got on the subject of Halloween a few weeks ago. I asked Knox what he wanted to be and he said IRON MAN! (Shocker.) He was so excited about it that we got online to look at costumes. We found one super awesome one with a light AND muscles. There was no way I was going to talk him out of it. After a solid week of him asking me about it, I finally just got online and ordered it. I‘m pretty sure every other 4yr old boy is going to be an Avenger this year, so at least this way I won’t end up at Wal-Mart 2 days before, fighting tooth and nail for a costume…
Every time the door bell has rang since we ordered it, Knox comes running saying Is it my Iron Man suit?!?? Well yesterday it actually WAS :)
I couldn’t have opened that box fast enough. He’s one excited little boy!
I had the upmost intentions of putting it straight in the closet until Halloween, but it was pretty clear that wasn’t going to happen without a fight…
Oh well. This made his day/week and that’s all that matters. So what if we have to replace the light batteries a few times before Halloween.
The costume is great but the helmet it came with is kind of flimsy so we traded it out for his “real” Iron Man helmet he already had. Now he looks legit!
I ordered Miss Hadley’s as well. She was dead set on being Li-bia (Olivia), but I relish being able to pick cutesy costumes for my kids when they’re this small. We compromised for a Squiggly Piggy…
Eeeeek! I think I’ve seen this costume online for the past 2 years, but it never gets any less cute. I let her try it on to check the size, but we WILL be saving hers back for Halloween.
The cuteness is killing me!!!
She wears it well, and as far as it’s concerned in our house… She’s Olivia ;)
So there you have it - my kids Halloween costumes in August. So much for the surprise factor. Hurry up FALL!!!