Thursday, July 16, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Ok, I must say that I have mixed feelings about this moving coming out in October. But for a different reason than one might think. First, I can't wait to see it! All the wild things look awesome and I love the trailer for the movie, plus what kid didn't love this book? But the only opposition I have to it, is that it's coming out in October... October 16th... right before Halloween....

Now, ever since Christopher was a baby I've had the idea for one of his Halloween costumes to be Max from Where the Wild Things Are because I thought it'd be totally cute and original and there wouldn't really be any kids out there with the Max costume (I've never seen one anyway). Either this year or next year would be a perfect year for Christopher to be Max, because he's 3 now and might actually be excited and enjoy Halloween this year. Plus I've got this aversion to letting him wear a boring, store-bought, out-of-the-package Halloween costume now that he's old enough to have an opinion. I think Halloween is a time for creativity! In 4th grade I was actually a calendar for Halloween... don't ask I have no idea how I came up with it either, one side was October and the other was November.

So anyway, my problem with this movie coming out this October is that I really want Christopher to be Max for Halloween and I actually want to try and make his costume (eek!). But now that the movie's coming out my idea isn't going to be so original anymore and I'm worried that there's going to be a bunch of Max's running around on Halloween night.

I'm only hoping that if I can get his costume made this year, it won't look all crummy and generic and hopefully there won't be a lot of Max's yet, since the movie is only coming out 2 weeks before Halloween and most kids will already have their Halloween costumes picked out by then... right? Or does everyone else but me wait until right before Halloween to decide what they're going to be?


  1. Oh, I can't wait for this one either. I LOVE the trailer and have been kinda obsessed with it lately, especially since it features one of my favorite bands, Arcade Fire!

    I'm sure Christopher's costume will be so much cooler than all the other kids'.

  2. he'll make an adorable Max. WAY more adorable than any other wanna-be Max kid. So get movin!