I’ve already shared Cady’s Halloween costume from this year, but James had a pretty awesome costume as well. All summer long he told me he wanted to be the liquid metal Terminator from the second Terminator movie. I have no idea where he got this idea because he had never seen those movies. I know he saw a life size reproduction of the robot from the first movie when we were at Disney this summer. I guess he saw a photo of it and thought it looked cool.
“I don’t know Buddy. I’m not sure I can make you look like liquid metal.”
“Please, please, please, please, please. I don’t want to be anything else.”
“I’ll see what I can do.”
And he NEVER asked to be anything else. Which doesn’t surprise me. Once he makes up his mind it is made. He knows what he wants.
At first I thought about getting a silver body suit (I have no idea from where), but then I remembered that the character wears a police uniform for most of the movie. I knew that we could buy him a standard cop costume and that I would not have to come up with a way to make his whole body silver.
Last year for his Mad Hatter costume we used the cheap costume makeup you can find at pretty much any store close to Halloween, but it was really hard to work with and did not look that great close up (although the photos turned out pretty awesome if I do say so myself).
I did some research on body paint and found Mehron Metallic Silver body paint on Amazon (affiliate link). I had also seen someone use it in a YouTube video and the reviews were great. It wasn’t expensive so I decided we would give it a try.
I think it turned out great!!!! The body paint was super easy to use and it goes a LONG way. We only used a tiny amount to cover his hair, face, neck, and hands. And the best part is that it washed right off with soap and water. Oh, and also, that (according to James) it didn’t itch or feel weird at all. But the best part was that he LOVED it. He thought he looked great and he was super excited about his costume.
The only problem was that no one knew who he was. I guess because the movie is so old. I told him to ask everyone “Have you seen John Conner?”, but I think he kept forgetting. Plus, I’m not sure that would have jogged anyone’s memory anyway. But regardless, he had a blast.
At first we didn’t think the kids would get to go trick or treating this year because of all the rain and flooding, but the rain stopped for a short while at about 5:00 and it stayed clear long enough for David to take them around the neighborhood. Cady had her two friends over. One wore her Alice in Wonderland costume from last year, and I made a Minnie Mouse costume for the other one. I thought they looked so adorable, and I must admit that I was a little jealous of that Minnie Mouse costume. So cute!
They all came home laughing and joking and carrying about five pounds of candy each. It was a great night, and I’m glad that everyone ended up having a good time.
What did your family do for Halloween?