This year, I was excited to dress Geoff up for Halloween. So excited that I scanned every halloween event that is happening in the Metro only to find out that we are pressed for time and budget. Since Eastwood was the closest and in our opinion most affordable without being too crowded, we chose to go that event instead. So, last Saturday, we brought Geoff to Eastwood to attend his first outdoor trick or treat.
Before we go into detail as to what happened during the event, let me give you an idea with what we came up as costume. Weeks before, I was so excited to look for a simple costume that I could DIY and somehow not that common for kids nowadays. Last year, we had Geoff dress up as Russell from the movie Up.
This year, we dressed Geoff as Bambam from The Flintstones. I am proud to say that most of the people from the event knew right away who “he” was. Even some friends in Facebook guessed correctly when I posted this on Instagram:
I made my mom buy me a yard of orange felt cloth, while I bought some black dye to achieve the dark color needed for the strap and scraps for the skirt. It was also a coincidence that we have this cute little plush doggie with a bone, thus the hairpiece.
Come the actual event, our baby looked like this:
The event started at around 3PM. We thought it will be the actual trick or treat. We were wrong. They had the costume contest first (we were number 360, btw) and we had to wait until it was over. We were given freebies from Koko Krunch, Kitkat, Cloud 9 choco drink, mini Colgate, and a map of stores who were participating for the event. There were almost 500 kids (I think) and all in costumes. Some were really cute, while some were really spooky,
We had our turn at the stage wherein each kid was introduced.
Side kwento: Geoff did not want to be held during this time. All he wanted was to run around and touch everything in sight. He kept on pulling away from me and as a result, he grabbed my eyeglasses and threw it away. The result, kumalas yung lens sa frame and I had to stuff it inside my bag kasi it was already our turn sa stage.
In summary, part of us are thankful that Geoff enjoyed his day. He was able to run around, enjoy the outdoors and be friendly with some kids and dogs. What we did not like was that I felt that we were begging for candies. This was just us, since Geoff was too tired then, so we had to do it for him. Pero, like I said, the day was very enjoyable, especially if you have these 2 with you. Happiness.