There were no groans this year when I proclaimed what our family costume theme would be. I think that was partly because we love this movie so much, and partly because I’ve been planning this since last Halloween.
Last year we didn’t do a family costume theme. I was actually out of town for work over Halloween. So everyone got a pass and did their own thing. This year I was back in the game and excited to incorporate a baby into the theme.
Admittedly we won’t be winning any awards for originality. I imagine we will see lots of these on Instagram this year, but I didn’t care. Big T was excited to be Dash and Lil’ J was so excited I let her get a wig to look like violet. She was thrilled about it at first but halfway through our church Trunk or Treat party it came off and she was happy to rock her curls with a headband.
My husband is always willing to dress up for pictures but he’s quick to take off his costume right after. This year he wore his shirt to Trunk or Treat. And I imagine he’ll wear it around the block for trick or treating (though he’ll likely ditch the mask).
Lee Lee has so much hair and I probably could get some of it to stick up like Jack Jack but I opted to slap on an orange bow instead. Lil’ J insisted I pick out the onesie with a tutu for her, so she’s a very frilly Jack Jack.
I was very very close to getting a full on Ms. Incredibles costume but I didn’t want to spend the money for something I’ll wear once and I know I’ll wear this shirt all the time.
This Incredibles theme may not beat our Zootopia family costume we did a couple years ago. Or the Peter Pan theme from the year before that, and the Flintstones the year before that. But I’m happy that my kids were still happy to dress up together and Lil’ J even said “Next year we should…” I don’t even remember what she said we should do, I’m just thrilled to be included.
What are you all dressing up as? Have you ever done a family costume theme?