Here lately my son has been into scary things. Not sure why considering he'd sleep in our room every night if we'd let him. He's a big worry wart at times. For some reason he has this irrational fear about bad guys breaking into our house. We try to reassure him that he's completely safe and that our house is protect by a security system, but he fears the what ifs.
He's still pretty young so we can't let him freak himself out too much. We do let him read Goosebumps and watch the old Simpson's Tree House of Horrors since they are more weird than frightening. He'd never let us sleep alone again if he watched something truly gruesome.
This will be the first Halloween where he is dressing up as something “scary”. He chose the Skeleton Zombie from the Fright Catalog. In the past he has dressed up like Spiderman, a dragon, a dinosaur, Superman, a ninja, a transformer, and a knight. None of these would be haunted house worthy, but a classic costume like a zombie skeleton combo totally is.
Overall, I really like the costume. I love that it is a complete set. It comes with a shirt, pants, a mask, and gloves. The size medium 8-10 costume is true to size and fits my 7 year old (he's average weight but pretty tall for his age) well. The pants are a little long (which is expected) but nothing he will trip on or anything. I'd rather it be a tad too long than be high waters. He's not trying to reincarnate Urkle.
I also love that the costume is loose enough to wear clothing underneath it. You never know how Kentucky will be in October. One day it's beautiful and the next it's gloomy and cold. Also, the material is pretty sheer so wearing something under it is probably a must anyway.
My son loves his costume and now can't wait for Halloween! Probably to scare his brother, but hopefully his Iron Patriot costume will make him brave and brushoff such evil attempts. What are your children being for Halloween?