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to dress my 18 mth old as a geography teacher for Halloween?

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starkadder Tue 27-Oct-09 22:22:08

OK, so we're supposed to dress our children up for playgroup tomorrow in honour of Halloween. It's an American playgroup (I live in Spain) and I didn't realise dressing up was required. SOoooo..I have cut one of DH's ties in half (AND hemmed it, v domestic) and am planning to dress DS (18 mths) in his grey trousers, a white short sleeved shirt and a tie and to draw a little moustache on him. Then I'll say he's a geography teacher. Or a bank manager.

I know this is a bit crap...but HOW crap is it? Is it too crap to actually do? Any other last minute ideas for Halloween costumes (don't have to be scary, apparently) that can be made in less than 15 mins by someone quite cack-handed with normal stuff lying around the average home??

QuintessentialShadowsOfDoom Tue 27-Oct-09 22:23:45

It is going to be very scary, very political, as the teachers wont be able to decide whether you have tried to do Hitler or Mussolini.

Or Salvador Dali.

Scary in either case.

ThisPhantomPlopsPumpkins Tue 27-Oct-09 22:24:02


FlamingoCock Tue 27-Oct-09 22:24:07

YANBU but really quite bizarre!

harimosmummy Tue 27-Oct-09 22:24:09

OK, I'm sorry - but it is a bit crap. wink

Can't you just take an old white sheet and cut two eye holes in it and draw a scary face on it? A bit of ribbon / elastic will hold it around your son's head....

At least it's sort of a haloween theme...

allaboutme Tue 27-Oct-09 22:25:21

It is a bit bonkers
Can you not think of anything halloween related that you could do?
A sheet into a ghost outfit?
A sheet into a big cloak to make a wizard?
Black outfit and drawn on whsikers for a black cat?
Black outfit and some black tights stuffed with paper sewn on/pinned on to be a spider?

harimosmummy Tue 27-Oct-09 22:25:42

Or, an all in one plain baby grow and draw lighting flashes and call him a space man?

LetThereBeRock Tue 27-Oct-09 22:27:02

That is officially the weirdest Halloween costume idea ever.

ThisPhantomPlopsPumpkins Tue 27-Oct-09 22:27:15

or tip-x some bones onto a black t shirt and some black trousers.

harimosmummy Tue 27-Oct-09 22:27:19

Or, if you really want to stick with what you've got so far, can you get your hans on any straw and make him a scarecrow (the haloween theme is getting a bit thin - but at least it'ssomething slightly scary)

starkadder Tue 27-Oct-09 22:28:24

but he'll never keep a sheet on!! bad enough getting him to wear a hat, let alone an all over sheet!!

Seriously, Americans don't dress up as witches and ghosts and stuff for Halloween - they all dress up as Pippi Longstocking and stuff. V weird. But to my advantage this time I think.

He doesn't have any black clothes and no time to go shopping.

The other idea was to paint him green and say he was the Incredible Hulk but I haven't got any green facepaint and even I draw the line at just colouring him in with felt tips...

thisisyesterday Tue 27-Oct-09 22:28:36

i think it's very, very funny!!! do it

starkadder Tue 27-Oct-09 22:29:27

straw!! where will I find straw in Madrid at 9am?? (or 1130pm).

Scarecrow is good idea tho.

I could draw a beard instead and tie the tie round his waist and say he's a pirate?

pruneplus2 Tue 27-Oct-09 22:31:23

Shouldnt he have a tweed jacket with leather elbows plus chalk marks to qualify as a geography teacher lookalike?

starkadder Tue 27-Oct-09 22:32:39

Thanks thisisyesterday grin one vote of confidence is enough!

Yes though, maybe it is not really a geography teacher look. Driving instructor??

allaboutme Tue 27-Oct-09 22:33:44

it does sound funny.
Go for it, send him in as Hitler grin

tethersend Tue 27-Oct-09 22:34:43

I love the outfit you have planned... please do it and post photos!

Anyway, the bank manager is terrifying in my book wink

weegiemum Tue 27-Oct-09 22:34:51


I am a Geography Teacher grin.

And I don't have a tweed jacket.

(Dh does, but then he is a country GP, no oke!)

thesecondcocking Tue 27-Oct-09 22:34:59

my friends daughters geography teacher is jason orange from take that's very very handsome younger brother.she was gutted when she chose to drop geography as an option...grin

MORgueOSKY Tue 27-Oct-09 22:35:03

At least by the end of the day, he will be able to colour without going over the lines. grin

tethersend Tue 27-Oct-09 22:35:37

You could always say he was Harold Shipman

weegiemum Tue 27-Oct-09 22:36:20

I did post this once before, but MIL sent DH to a Halowe'en party as Hitler when he was 7. Ah for the gentler days of the '70s!

starkadder Tue 27-Oct-09 22:38:00

yes, yes, bank managers ARE scary. So are driving instructors. Geography teachers can probably be quite nice though (although mine wasn't) so maybe that's the wrong description. Bet weegiemum is nice

I am going to be a bit careful with the tache, to NOT make it too Hitler. I thought I'd make it more all along the lip but I also don't really want him to look like a Francoist Falange member if possible...hmmm...who knew Halloween could get so political??

busybutterfly Tue 27-Oct-09 22:38:06

Could you say he's Raoul from the Addams family?

starkadder Tue 27-Oct-09 22:41:35

Hi busybutterfly - I could, but he has blond hair...also I don't think he'll look quite sharp enough. He'll also be wearing socks with sandals, I should have said - his new winter shoes are a bit too big and make him trip over...

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