The trick about accompanying the little ones trick-or-treating is that you don’t want to appear too nonchalant, but you also don’t want to get so involved that you make them cringe.
We’re reminded of the friend who dressed as a sexy witch and totally stole the thunder from her daughter—but they did get more candy. Then, there was the dad who dressed as a giant gorilla and so out-shone his kids that they went home early. And, the best is the couple of moms who dressed as the Ab-Fab women (bottle of whisky and all) and got so plastered along the way, the kids had to point them the way home.
Here are possible costume ideas that won’t make you embarrassed.
You can’t go as Jake the Dog or Finn the Human from “Adventure Time,” but if you really want to appear in-the-know, go as Lumpy Space Princess—a kind of nebulous blob of purple with a star on your forehead, and a masculine voice
If you have a Smurf to escort around, Papa Smurf is just too easy to be one to accompany your blue co-hort. Consider a host of other traits that may fit: there’s Jokey Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Sloppy Smuf and a whole lot more.
You can’t go as SpongeBob or Patrick, but you can go as Squidward. No one wants to go as Squidward. Then, when you’re nagging them about walking too much and it being too late, you’ll be in character.
If all else fails and you find yourself sans costume, just tell everyone you’re playing the Hugh Jackman role (or Evangeline Lilly) in “Real Steel” and you’re accompanying the battle robots to the next fight.
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