So how do my kids select a costume? It's not complicated over here, I either find out what they want to be and then try to find it myself at Spirit Halloween or order it on Amazon, or we wander through Spirit Halloween together trying to figure it out. Speaking of Spirit Halloween, I saw this after the Queen died, and I had to laugh, they move fast!
Things you may hear me say while Halloween costume shopping:
How about this one? or this? Pick something!!
No, that one is dumb, you can do better.
That would be good but they don't have your size.
That one isn't good for school, you can't take that weapon or wear that mask and no one will know who you are supposed to be.
Who are all of these characters?!
I am not ashamed to spend all of the money at this store to buy whatever accessories are required. The kids have mostly opted for Marvel or Star Wars characters and E was Harry Potter one year. It is rare they are something twice, but that's okay, we just keep the costumes for random dress up time, usually when they have friends over.
This year, Q knows what he wants to be so it was easy to pick up the various components (and it's not Marvel!!) but E does not know yet, so I'll take him back to the store to browse and pick something or see what we can get online. I have a few ideas I'm trying to convince him of.
A few costumes from years past: