Oct 252013

As usual, we’re at a crossroads with Chooch’s Halloween costume. He changes his mind constantly and then seemed set on something that would be so easy (and free) to pull off, so we thought we were all set, but then I had to go and be a dummy and accidentally thought of something better so now Henry’s Sunday is going to be super busy. As a child who was forced into boxes (literally) every year for Halloween, I vowed to not be That Mom with my own kid, but Chooch just might end up in a box after all. Unless we can use fabric instead.

Or unless Chooch changes his mind again.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to revisit all of his past costumes, like the ones from when he didn’t have his own ideas yet and we could just buy something from the Halloween store. HOW FUCKING QUAINT.


2006: Ice Cream Cone. God, those were the days. (Here’s a reprisal of that costume. At least I got my money’s worth.)


2007: Hobo? I guess this was a hobo. This costume cost nothing except for the black makeup stick we bought at the Halloween store.


2008: Frankenstein. Why am I having a hard time remembering this costume? (I do remember that the makeup job sucks because I was still at work when trick-or-treating was starting so dum-dum Henry had to apply it. Good job, Henry.)


2009: Jason Voorhees. He was OBSESSED with Jason when he was 4.


This was also back in the days when I knew how to use my camera even less than I do now, if you can imagine.


2010: Psycho Clown! I think this was my favorite costume. This was another one that cost nothing because I already had that shit on hand from a photo shoot I made Christina do.


2011: Zombie Justin Bieber. This one kind of flopped, as evidenced by the ZERO people who could tell what he was supposed to be, haha.



Also that year, we went to a Halloween party so Chooch and I dressed up in our PJs and went as a Zombie Sleepover.


And he was a Zombie Dweeb at the Zombie Carnival at Monroeville Mall.



2012: Daryl from the Walking Dead. If you ever need to dress up as someone that no one will ever guess, come to me for ideas. I’m apparently chockful of ’em. (Seriously, that year’s Halloween really stressed me the fuck out.)


So, there you have it. The evolution of Chooch. I’ll leave you with a photo of him looking evil on just a regular day. Have a good weekend, boyyyy!


  2 Responses to “Halloween Costumes: A Timeline”

  1. Ice cream cone and Zombie Sleepover are by far my favorites.
    We bought Rachel a bunch of costumes for her birthday, and we don’t keep anything “special” for Halloween. Even though she changes her mind about what she wants to be every 3 seconds, at least I feel like we’re getting our money’s worth, since she’s also wearing the costumes during playtime.

  2. I just love you and every single one of these costumes except that damn clown. But it is scary, so appropriate I guess. That picture of him in the ice cream cone… Henry is legit smiling. I didn’t know that even happened, ever.

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