This baby needs your (Halloween) advice

We need your vote.

Last year's Halloween was fun. We finished our costumes in advance. Our cutie girl was a little airbender. And her parents...well, we were really big nerds.

But this year, we're not so sure. Do we go lazy? Or do we go cute? Or are they not mutually exclusive?

See, my awesome neighbor gave me this random pink bunny suit (that a friend randomly gave her). If pink, plus bunny, plus suit makes you think of this, you're right on the money:

Hilarious, right?

But I had kind of hoped to dress her up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Why?
  • Claire's first word was doggie (and as Dorothy, she'd get to carry a cute little stuffed one around in a basket). 
  • Us two grown-ups would have plenty of costume options (witches, munchkins, flying monkeys) to choose from in case we want to make this an ensemble Halloween production.
  • AND I almost don't want to pass up an excuse to buy glittery red toddler shoes (partly because I know she'll love them as much as I do—that girl loves her shoes).
Her Dorothy costume would be amazing. But it would also take some time, creativity, work, cash. And here's the thing: I already have a pink bunny suit. Not something I've ever been able to say before.

But are we starting an odd tradition by dressing her up as a boy two years in a row?

Are we giving her future issues by dressing her up as a boy who will clearly have future issues because his parents dressed him up in a pink bunny suit?

Or is she just too cute like this for me to waste my time on anything else?


eden said...

i'm all for easy. really easy.

and maybe you and christopher could go as the mean santa and elf.

faith said...

I vote pink bunny.
Dorothy would be great, but there's no reason you can't do that for a later year. That way you can plan the costume over time and not be rushed. And you can budget for it over a long time.
Keep things simple. It pays off and you'll be far less stressed. But be sure to buy her the ruby slippers anyway! Or wait on those, too, for when she'll fit in them for longer.

And for an ensemble, you can always dress up as Asian waiters and go around singing, "Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra!"

kathy w. said...

Oh, you two are the best, Eden and Faith. I couldn't think of anything to be besides a leg lamp. :)

eden said...

the leg lamp would be totally awesome too. but probably more complicated... my first thought was you and christopher dressing as the neighbor's dogs... or maybe red rider himself. (:

i like the asian waiter thing though...

Adrienne said...

Sorry to disagree, but I vote for the Wizard of Oz trio. That being said, I took the easy route myself with 2 monkey costumes that were 50% off at Old Navy for both kids. Halloween costumes stress me out, especially for kids too young to care. I think she would be an adorable Dorothy.

annie (the annilygreen one) said...

i say just forget the christmas story connection and say you're dressing her as a pink bunny....a GIRL pink bunny. :) or get one of the $6 banana costumes from DI that we's for babies, but it's huge, and you could cut leg holes. maren's going to wear khakis and an oxford and be mr. manager. so that's my other honor of the 10 episodes and a movie coming out, do anything arrested development themed!

kathy w. said...

Mr. Manager! Now that's just brilliant, Annie.

Bryson and Tara said...

Either way, Claire looks adorable!!! I love everyone's ideas of what you and Christopher could dress up as too. Can't wait to see what you decide.