Halloween costumes: the good, the bat and the ugly

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It’s no secret that my favourite holiday is Christmas, but I have to wait SO LONG for it that I do love a good celebration for pretty much any reason. It’s Wednesday? Let’s party!

I know it’s only September, but I’m very much looking forward to the next party season… Halloween!

This holiday is one that has become increasingly popular in recent years. We’ve celebrated Halloween since being young children; going with our mum to do trick or treat and eating our own body weight in sugar.

Halloween has changed a lot for us since we had the boys. We don’t really do trick or treating in its traditional sense any more. We get dressed up, play some games and maybe have some friends over. Badger has a tooth condition which means he really can’t have too many sweets so I try to find healthier treat alternatives for the buffet table, but we do go all out on our costumes! This is my friend Jo – even I was freaked out by her makeup that year!

Jo Halloween

Badger, my eldest son, is OBSESSED with bats. He has loved them since he was about four years old. He asked for a bat detector for his fifth birthday and we have enjoyed many, many bat walks in the three years since. Bats are synonymous with Halloween too, so Badger in particular always enjoys this time of year. The only problem is, I always struggle to find a bat Halloween costume for him. Every year he asks for one and every year I have to persuade him to be Dracula or – when I’ve been scraping the barrel – Batman.

This year I was determined to find a bat costume – and I did. Check. This. Out.

Image courtesy of morphsuits.co.uk
Image courtesy of morphsuits.co.uk

This beautifully frightening creation is the vampire bat costume and is one of the many brilliant costumes made by morphsuits.co.uk. I’ve seen lots of people wearing MorphCostumes in the last few years – mostly at festivals – and they also sell Digital Dudz clothing which my husband is a big fan of. They’re made in the UK and are completely unique – I love everything about them. They even have a guide on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, which is thoughtful of them.

Now one thing Badger likes more than bats is… his daddy. Ted is Badger’ idol and he loves to do everything his dad does. So he is going to be *thrilled* when he sees that his dad has exactly the same costume! I’m going to have to up my game and ditch the polyester witches wig this year I think!

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