This year, both my boys were Power Rangers. It was not their costume of choice - it was more like, what's on sale. Originally, Zuki wanted to be Aang from "The Last Airbender" but for fifty-bucks? Nah, that ain't happening this year, son.
It's funny how you can gauge the popularity of a superhero by how many Halloween costumes you see of them. This year, Spiderman took a tumble to Iron Man. There were plenty of Darth Vaders, War Machines and even a Pac Man, who I mistook for a yellow M&M until a bystander told me otherwise.
And I'd like to thank all of Zuki's classmates for pointing out that Kenny was a Pirate. It was hard for me to tell, what with his Pirate hat and all. And Miriam's nun outfit was hilarious - I felt like singing, the hills are alive...with the sound of Muuuucus. Actually, I was going to wear a nun outfit for Halloween the year I was pregnant with Zuki but I thought religious fanatics might not think that was funny.
And can we talk about the Princesses? You can tell I'm jealous because when I was a kid, they didn't sell ready made Princess costumes. If you wanted to be a Princess for Halloween you either had to have a Fairy Godmother or a seamstress for a mom. I got to wear my dad's Karate gi with his actual Black Belt. At least it kept the bad kids from pelting eggs at me.
Without further ado, here are some pics of the P.S. 150Q Halloween Parade.
|Note the police van on the left blocking traffic - mostly speeding police cars - from plowing down kids in all their Halloween splendor.|
|Samu - maskless Blue Power Ranger|
|Ray Nakajima Iron Man|
|Taichi War Machine|
|Should a Clown be leading a Motley Crew?|
|Louis Nakajima Spiderman on Harry Potter escorting detail|
|Joy, the Brooding Witch|
|Zuki is fourth from the left - the costume with Moobs. And that's Kenny, the hard to discern Pirate next to him.|