In years past, our family dressed in a unified theme for Halloween. We did Cinderella, in which my daughter was Princess Cinderella, I was peasant Cinderella, my husband was the prince, and my son was the pumpkin. We also did Paw Patrol, in which my daughter was Skye, I was Katie the dog groomer, my husband was Ryder, and my son was a miniature Ryder. The two Ryders were so cute together! My husband called him Mini-me all day.
This year is a little different. My kids are old enough they both have their own ideas, so the family theme is out. Instead, we’re splitting into two themes. My daughter and I are going as Anna and Elsa. My son is going as Spider-man, meaning my husband needed to pick an easy superhero costume from the Marvel universe.
This year's Marvel blockbuster was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and my husband was really excited to see an Asian superhero. It was no surprise when he picked Shang-Chi for his costume. He told me, "I'm Chinese, so I'm already halfway there!" He even has a mole on his cheek in the same spot as Simu Liu! (The Shang-Chi actor.) The costume was meant to be.
Step by Step Instructions
A few notes:
Here is the finished product, modeled by my husband:
What do you think? Was there anything I should’ve done differently? Did you DIY a costume this year too?