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in thinking ds dressing up as batman is fine for hallowe'en

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brimfull Thu 29-Oct-09 14:02:15

woman in shop after she asked him what he was dressing up with said
'but that's not a hallowe'en costume'

ds looked a bit crestfallen

I grew up in Canada and we dressed up as anything other than ourselves-one year I was a television!

Does it have to be scary for halloween?

Lilyloooohhhh Thu 29-Oct-09 14:03:07

A bat is halloween ?

brimfull Thu 29-Oct-09 14:03:47

so are you agreeing

poguemahone Thu 29-Oct-09 14:05:18

yanbu. I dressed up as Batman last Hallowe'en. Doesn't have to be a witch or a ghost imo.

Tommy Thu 29-Oct-09 14:07:03

DS2 went to a Halloween party as a Knight yesterday - his justificationw as that knights are quite scary... hmm

Lilyloooohhhh Thu 29-Oct-09 14:15:35

Yes i think batman is fine.
My little girl wants to go out as a princess or a cat on Saturday will leave it to her.
However the general costume here is usually halloween themed (which i think batman is)

KurriKurri Thu 29-Oct-09 14:17:22

yanbu, when DD was little she dressed up as batman for every occasion (my mum had given her a suit for her birthday) we have many christmas, birthday etc. photos featuring a little grinning batman. Halloween seems an ideal occasion, tell your DS batman rocks!

Tortington Thu 29-Oct-09 14:17:57

Batman Gotham City is v. scary doncha know

brimfull Thu 29-Oct-09 14:21:48

right have told him
he's happy now

thanks guys

MissAnneElk Thu 29-Oct-09 14:22:02

I grew up in Scotland and we would dress as anything other than ourselves too. I now live in England and I think it would be considered a bit odd to just treat Hallowe'en as fancy dress, but I think batman would be OK.

sockmonkey Thu 29-Oct-09 14:23:15

They don't call him "The Dark Knight" for nothing. Sheesh.
Tell your DS he has very good taste in costumes!

mummyloveslucy Thu 29-Oct-09 14:23:51

It's not only fine, it's very sweet. She shouldn't have said that in front of your son. sad
I hope he has fun!

aoifesmama Thu 29-Oct-09 14:30:26

YANBU! Any halloween party I've ever been to (adult or child) has been basically fancy dress. She is a meanie (maybe she just had a rush on batman costumes with noone wanting ghosts hmm !)

CybilAviationAuthority Thu 29-Oct-09 14:41:07

My ds2 is going as A Storm Trooper and my dd (14!)is going as Mike Wazowski

Sunshinemummified Thu 29-Oct-09 14:51:58

Oooh Cybil Mike Wazowski is a great costume.

CheerfulYank Thu 29-Oct-09 15:02:06

Really? Here we just dress up as whatever. DS is being a train conductor this year given his Thomas obsession.

Scary costumes are odd for little ones aren't they?

carocaro Thu 29-Oct-09 15:06:30

Yes my cousin in the US says you can wear anything as long as it's a costume, does not have to be halloween realted, wherears in the UK it seems that most costumes are Halloween related.

But Batman is definately OK, my DS wore this 2 years on the trot, now he's 7, it's a horrid Scary Pirate thing from Sainsbury's.

madwomanintheattic Thu 29-Oct-09 15:11:51

dd1 is a sort of red devilly thing (looks like a hooker tbh), ds1 is a storm trooper, dd2 is a cat. not a black, scary one, but a pink one. grin

but we are in canada lol. at last night's thingy, there were santa's elves, scarecrows, and a few unidentifiables (culture gap, obv). v few scaries at all, and this was kids 4 - approx 14 grin

although our debate last week was which of these characters they could reasonably argue was a 'superhero' for school spirit week. ds1 went as batman for that - i drew the line at a power ranger...

mustrunmore Thu 29-Oct-09 15:14:50

ds1 wants to dress up as Jesus so no bad things can get us grin

madwomanintheattic Thu 29-Oct-09 20:51:53

lol mustrunmore (metoo.)

false idols, eh?

woozlet Thu 29-Oct-09 20:55:43

I am going as batwoman and DS (9 months) is a baby bat. Bats are scary. I'm in scotland though - didn't realise it had to be scary in england, haha!

ConnieComplaint Thu 29-Oct-09 21:01:07

I'm in NI - I'm going as a cavewoman....Dh is a caveman.....

our reason??

They were the cheapest in the shop the nicest

DD is a witch & ds is a vampire....

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 29-Oct-09 21:05:50

Message withdrawn

TheHAUNTEDHouseofMirth Thu 29-Oct-09 21:10:55

I think anything goes. Last year DS1 was adamant he wanted to be a pumpkin. Then he found a Darth Vader mask and so Darth Pumpkin was born...

thehairybabysmum Thu 29-Oct-09 21:19:03

I am sending ds2 to a party tmw as Yoda as i am too tight to buy a special costume and he was given a Yoda one at xmas.

Plus he loves it, he goes round saying Jedi, Jedi!

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