Costume Ready?

Halloween…it’s right around the corner.  We have our decorations up.  Bats along with spiders this year.  We have our costumes….or so we think.

For many months, we’ve settled on Bat.  “A Bat with Wings, and Cwaws and TEETH!”  only emphatically announced as J can.  We confirmed.  Restated.  Reviewed for months.  It seemed solid. Well, as solid as a boy like J can be about such things.  Then we changed to Pirate.

Pirate for Halloween?


Gears are switched and the pirate direction it is, after all , it would have taken much more work to fashion him a unique bat costume.  Again, J firmly stating to all who ask, “I’m <mumble> a PIRATE!  ARRRGH”.  A swift wave of the arm, imaginary sword in hand.  Costume Discounters was kind enough to supply J with a pirate Halloween costume .  We received it surprisingly fast and he couldn’t wait to open it.  Immediately he put it on.  He’s ready…to practice.

The first practice was in how to talk like a pirate.  Then of course, a search for the swords we could live with as the first to ever enter our home were (after all, everyone had to get in on the one toy that was not permitted in our home).  As excited as he was, everyone dressed in their respective costumes and trotted to Nana’s house to show off their digs.

He hasn’t worn it since.

Now, that alone isn’t the worry.  He has remained steadfast in his desire to be a pirate.  Still firm in his answers to all who ask…until the last few days.  He threw me aback when he threw out “BAT” along with the typical descriptors of what he would like as bat costume necessities to a nurse that kindly asked about his Halloween costume.

When I reminded him of the very nice quality costume he received from Costume Discounters, that included the ‘boot covers’ pants, shirt with collar, double belt and vest all in one, bandana, hair and hat, then not to mention the purchase of the first ever fun sword to accessorize with, he emphatically….shook his head no.

Now…on to figure out a bat costume, though experience tells me that on “the day”, all bets are off!

What are your Halloween costume plans?

Buying Note: We love the costume, however J is a slim 8 year old who wears size 10 for length, so we ordered size 10-12. Though it just fits him, the next larger size would have been best for both length and girth.

Disclaimer: I have received a complimentary pirate Halloween costume for review from Costume Discounters. No further compensation has been received and all opinions are 100% my own.

Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate. You can reach Gina through various Special Happens connections on Facebook and Twitter, or email her directly.
Gina St. Aubin
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