Halloween at the Anderson house was greeted with much excitement. The boys were THRILLED with their costumes. At the mission auction this year, we were the winning bidders on 2 custom designed costumes by a professional seamstress. The boys thought and though and thought some more about what they wanted to be, since this year was the first that they truly had costumes, not just stuff we found around the house that could pass as what they wanted to be (although, I must say LarryBoy and Alfred have been my personal favorites so far).
It was decided on that they wanted to be Anakin. Thornley was grown-up Anakin, before he went to the dark-side, and Jack was teenage Anakin. I even bought him the braid, but he wouldn't wear it - he kept re-enacting the part of the movie where Yoda cuts it off, so instead of loosing it, it stayed home while we went out. Oh, and did I mention that Adam decided all stages of Anakin should be represented so he was Darth Vader? Fortunately, that was a made from things around the house costume, and Thornley's Batman cape was a bit small, but nonetheless, he pulled it off.
Even though Halloween was almost a week ago, they wear their costumes daily. They put them on when they wake up, take them off to go to school and put them right back on when they get home. Thornley even wore his to the Dr today!
May the force be with you!