I have a confession to make: I am absolutely horrible at coming up with costume ideas for myself. Whenever I have to attend a costume party I flounder about trying to figure out what I could go dressed as. Luckily for me, I have very creative friends who I will turn to and they will rattle off a handful of ideas for me to choose from.
Oh, but there was one Halloween a few years ago where I came up with my own idea after plans to dress up as Betty and Veronica fell through because she couldn’t make it. I’d already bought the wig, with loose black curls and bangs, so I bought a Wonder Woman costume and ran with it. My kids told me that I was embarrassing, which means that I must have carried it off. Or something.
When it comes to my kids, they’ve been pretty stereotypical over the years. My boys would dress as the superheroes who were popular that year, and my daughter would be some kind of princess. Case in point.
Now that they’re older, their interests are expanding, as are their costume ideas. My daughter wants to be a cowgirl, my younger son wants to be a knight, and my oldest son might go as A Sixth Grader Who Is Too Cool For A Costume.
There are a few other costume ideas that my kids have used, or that their friends have used:
Ninja (photo from www.sodahead.com)