In September Bruce started brainstorming ideas for Halloween costumes. Ezra wanted to be the Enderman again, so that was easy enough, although of course there would be some modifications. Finn, on the other hand, wasn’t sure what he wanted to be. The initial two ideas were a hockey player and a vending machine. Somewhere along the line, the vending machine idea was nixed for both level of difficulty and prohibitory weight. However, the basic idea of a box morphed into a refrigerator, which proved to be the winner.
The fridge was constructed with styrofoam and covered in aluminum foil (because of course it has to be a stainless steel fridge!).
We needed food for inside the fridge, which turned into a whole-family affair.
Finishing touches included a handle, a name plate, and a family calendar. Here’s Finn showing off his costume at X’s Halloween affair.
Before Halloween, we also added lights that were triggered when the door opened.
We had a nice group for trick-or-treating with Finn’s friend Satvik and his sister Namisha, as well as Ezra’s friend Henry. Here’s the group before we left (including Henry’s dad in the hotdog costume).
Ezra’s costume modifications were new lights around the eyes, so they were finally visible on Halloween.
It really did look cool!
And here are this year’s jack-o-lanterns. Ezra’s (second from left) had a glow-in-the-dark part that didn’t show up in the photo. It also ended up not working very well in general so Bruce helped him re-carve it, but I never got another photo.
All in all, a successful Halloween!