Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Six Ambiguous Baby and Toddler Halloween Costumes
Renaissance Man Costume! Oh, no, sorry, I lied. It’s actually a Captain Hook costume. The giveaway is the baby’s right hand, visibly wrenched, contracted into the shape of a hook. It will only get more rigid and unyielding in the 50 or so years before Peter Pan’s arrival.
What’s Left in the Drawer on Laundry Day Costume! Oh, no, sorry, it’s actually Pebbles from TV’s The Flintstones. The giveaway is Pebbles’ signature fire-red hair. See?
The Bride of Frankenstein Costume! No, really, it’s supposed to be the Bride of Frankenstein. The giveaway is the costume’s complete lack of hair paint to give your daughter the it’s-not-the-Bride-of-Frankenstein-without-it white streak in her hair. Oh, but nice redheaded model. Bravo.
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Triceratops! Yes, this is an authentically colored purple and lime green triceratops costume, complete with under-arm webbing for lifelike gliding action above the treetops. Unfortunately, I had difficulty locating an authentically colored triceratops sketch, so I had to colorize Dmitry Bogdanov’s bland greenish-gray one. Really, gray dinosaurs? How boring.
TGIF Friday’s Waitress Costume! TGIF Friday’s is a casual dining restaurant in America. But darn, this is actually a pirate girl costume. The giveaway is the presence of bloody stripes hand-painted into her blouse, and the “double-crossed” logo in her belt.