This year we introduced Aki to our favorite movies and shows from the 80’s and 90’s. I was not surprised at all when he begged for a Voltes V costume. I initially said yes, thinking a Steve costume would be easy peasy. But no! Aki clarified that he wanted to be the robot with matching laser sword, ultramagnetic top and all the other effects. Last year, he made it clear that he was disappointed when we settled for a viking costume instead of the 4 headed dragon that he really wanted. If he is going to be like his cousins, I figured that Aki will only dress up for Halloween until he is eight. He will only be a kid once so I really wanted to grant his Halloween wish. Based on my research, the costume seemed challenging but doable. Thankfully, Aki changed his mind. I was relieved when he decided that he wanted to be Ghostbuster instead.
As early as mid-September, we already started on the proton pack.
We truly enjoyed paper mache-ing and painting. I love that Aki is now old enough to help in making his costumes.
Now for the outfit….
Esprit pants that look brand new from an ukay-ukay shop in MCS, the place to be = PhP80
Top, also from the same ukay ukay store = PhP40
Black gloves from Bicutan wet market = PhP 20
Elbow pads from Uniwide = PhP20
Goggles also from Uniwide = PhP100
Belt from MCS = PhP 70
Ghostbuster patch c/o of my super crafty, super artistic sister-in-law Mae
Winning Best in Costume Award Twice = priceless!!!!!!
What do you think of our family costume?
Past Halloween Costumes
2013 – Disappointed Viking
PS This is my 100oth blog post. Yipeeeeee!
…to Aki and Franco for inspiring me to document our beautiful life
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