We have friends who love Halloween. Truly, beyond a doubt, love it. Not only do they go all out with decorations and plan spooky pranks, yes, they are hard-core when it comes to their costumes. One year, they dressed up as the crash of the Titanic. Mom and Dad were crewmembers, their five-year-old son was the Titanic, and their two-year-old daughter was...the iceberg. It was beyond brilliant.
Always an inspiration, they got me thinking about great family or group costumes. Sure, more than likely, your daughter will want to be Doc McStuffins and your son will yearn for that superhero cape, but maybe, just maybe, you can toss some of these ideas out there and get them on board...convincing your husband? That's a different story.
Grunge rock band - Grab those flannel shirts and jeans, toss on a handkerchief headband, some fake tattoos and you are ready to go. Bonus points if you learn a song or two and make it Halloween Karaoke.
Pigs in a blanket - Each of your get a pig nose and then wrap yourself in a blanket...done! You are pigs in blankets. Oinking is optional.
French burglars - All you need are black pants, black berets black and white striped shirt (or a white shirt with electrical tape stripes) and a swath of black fabric with eye holes cut out as a mask. Be sneaky and stealthy as you score that candy loot!
Christmas carolers - Break out those Santa hats and crazy Christmas sweaters a little early. Don them, print out some sheet music from any random music website and head out. "Jingle bells" and get some candy!
Now, if your kids are all set...here's an easy one for you: cover yourself in nametags with various names written on them. You are an identity crisis!
Do you and your family dress up for Halloween? What's the best Halloween costume you've seen recently?