the geekiest halloween

 

If you've talked to us recently, you've probably rolled your eyes as we've tried to convince you that there's a Nickelodeon cartoon you really should watch—Avatar: The Last Airbender. NOT the blue-people Avatar (although the color of our costumes might mislead you). And NOT the Shyamalan movie (I'll never get those 2 hours of my life back). The cartoon is just a fabulous story about interesting characters, even if you think its medium is suspect.

And if you haven't talked to us recently, roll your eyes right now because I'm about to tell you to watch it.

(Any of you netflixers can watch it on instant play. And if you don't have netflix, come to my house and I'll watch it with you. Seriously. I've made rice krispie treats for friends who have taken me up on this.)

Anyway, we joked that we should dress up baby girl as the show's main character for Halloween. And then her still-bald head and my sister's power of suggestion convinced us that the idea was no joke:

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She turned out to be the cutest little Aang. The only thing missing from her costume: teeth.



Christopher dressed up as what you might think is a giant, cheesy, anime monster. But when you watch the show, you'll be so invested in the characters that this will be awesome. Plus, it will probably remind you of us.













I wasn't sure at first about wearing a Halloween costume that a larper might use on any normal weekday. But when I realized I could be the moon princess, I pulled out my blue shoes. 


















We had fun this Halloween. And we're well on our way to geekifying our daughter. Please go watch our favorite cartoon, or we might just let her unleash some wicked airbending moves on you.

12 comments:

celestethebest said...

haha. I've been meaning to watch these (your post just may have persuaded me). Rich has watched all of them and really like them. Also, that last picture is kind of the most awesome picture ever.

janel said...

did christopher have to buy blue shoes for the costume, or did he have those? i'm sure we'll get to hear more about this cartoon at fhe soon?!?

Ali said...

That picture of Claire flying just kills me... I love you guys!!!

Adrienne said...

I agree. The last photo is amazing.

Mike and Lauren said...

We hadn't seen the characters for you or Christopher yet, so it was fun to see the comparison pictures! You guys seriously looked amazing, even without knowing who you were. And Claire was the cutest Aang ever! Love that little girl. And I'm with Alison - the flying Clairbender (haha just made that up) picture is amazing! They all are, I love them all. Love you!

C-|-W said...

Laur, best pun ever.

Anna and Stephen said...

You guys rock my world. Love her cute costume, you are so very talented!

candice darling said...

this is AWESOME! Clairbender...hahaHA!

Bryson and Tara said...

That last picture is AMAZING! Love how creative and craft you guys were with your costumes. They turned out great.

Emily Horrocks said...

Haven't seen the show but y'all just look too cute! I love the last pic of your girl!

Jeanette said...

My good friend Anna Beck just sent me here to look at your costumes since were were trying to convince her the other day to give Avatar a chance. I have to tell you I was laughing out loud at all of it! I love the costumes-the video-the flying picture. And Cute kimono for the babe. And I recognize the baby shoes--are you the one that made the adorable pair for Anna and Baby Z? Is it the one from Handmade Beginnings?--so cute, you've got Talent:-)

Sarah said...

That's brilliant, you people are way to clever and geeky :-)