I was very surprised that my youngest chose this, as the one who had loved this character to begin with, was my oldest (he even had his latest birthday party with this theme), but he’s moved onto superheroes.
Thank goodness our oldest went with a store-bought, because my husband needed every last minute to get our youngest’s costume done.
The Saturday before Halloween, our cousin needed help for his costume, so most of that day was spent working on that. His costume was (luckily for my husband) just the headgear to become DeadMau5. Yeah, I’m old, because I was seriously creeped out and had no clue who that was. My oldest, though, had no problem sitting on DeadMau5’s lap for a pic.
Sunday was the deadline, then, and my husband went to work, the level of detail in this costume blew me away.
The base of the costume itself was carpet foam that he got for free just by asking carpet installers. The spikes were cut from foam, primed, then spray painted. The texture all over the “skin” is small stripes of silicone. The teeth were cut from foam, then painted and attached to the upper and lower jaws, same with the foot claws. The feet are cut to go over our son’s shoes. We decided to not make claws for the hands in case our little man got overenthusiastic and scratched one of his classmates.
After his parade was over, my husband and I and my in-laws (who joined us for the morning) had breakfast, then headed over to my oldest’s school.
So this was our morning, now we get a few hours of quiet before the madness of “candy extortion” as my husband calls it. And oh yeah, Godzilla was made for under $35.
Happy Halloween from Captain America and Godzilla! Be safe and have a great time!