My daughter used to have rather cute costumes.
But then she told me, "I want to be the marionette from Five Nights At Freddy's" and I was like:
I explained that I didn't think you could buy a costume like that and asked if she wanted to be Princess Elizabeth instead, Henry VIII's daughter, because she was brave and fierce and had her mother Anne Boleyn's spunk.
She shook her head firmly. "I've been a princess enough. I want to be the marionette." I shouldn't be surprised. She had a Five Nights At Freddy's birthday party after all.
I told her I'd check on Etsy and sure enough, someone was making a marionette costume. Etsy has saved me so many times. I do not sew. I do not knit. The talent on Etsy always amazes me.
Yup. It IS creepy. You're correct. But she loves it.
"And on Halloween I'll make long fingers because the marionette has long fingers."
"If you say so," I answered, wrinkling my nose and picturing her like this:
If your kid also wants to be creepy, you can find the marionette costume here and the mask here. I like to support small businesses. (A note: I did not get any of the items compensated. I paid.)
I just have to get used to her strange costume choices. She's getting older. Her opinions are changing.
(She was all "Jump scare!" because in the game things are popping at you. No thanks. Too scary for me. But my nine-year-old loves it.)
So do you go for creepy costumes?