Friday, November 1, 2013

Cereal Killers

Boo Berry, Franken Berry and Count Chocula cereal box costumes.

Halloween is over. And once again, my kids' costumes (although fun & clever) proved to be troublesome when it came to actually trick-or-treating. Walking, running and climbing up stairs were nearly impossible. And after about four houses, Bea decided she was done wearing her box. She just wanted to carry it. 

Which turned out to be an awesome idea. All three of the kids took off their boxes and carried them to the front doors of every house. Then they set them on the ground, and hid behind them. After I rang the doorbell, they would jump out and yell "Boo" and "Trick-or-Treat." Everyone got a big kick out of it, and the kids had so much fun hiding and yelling "Boo!"

So for once, my error in costume judgement turned into a good thing. (I really, really, need to work on making costumes that you can actually see and move in.)

Sorry, kids.


Hiding behind their boxes, ready to yell "Boo!"

"Boo!"
Bea and her loot. Which wasn't a ton, but I was kinda glad.

Gus and Jay trading their candy.
Our cat guarding Gus' candy. Looks like she's eaten a few too many.

1 comment:

Sue said...

What fun costumes! That's great that the kids figured out a fun way to make them work for trick-or-treating:) I actually made my son a cereal box (from a big cardboard box) for Halloween about twenty years ago. It wasn't nearly as refined but he was able to move about easily because the bottom of the box was square. It was Lucky Charms:)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...