Halloween Costumes – Frugal Novice

Halloween Costumes

It’s October, which in our house means it’s time for a question, to be asked repeatedly throughout the month – “Is it time for costumes and trick-or-treating yet?” J and C actually started talking about Halloween in September, and J was instantly certain of what he wanted to be – Optimus Prime, from Transformers.

Mind you, he’s never seen any Transformers shows or movies… but he knows what they are from playing with friends at school, and from those experiences has decided they’re pretty cool. Admittedly, the fact that the toys are two-in-one is a pretty cool feature – and robots/vehicles are two of the boys’ favorite things to play with, so I guess I can understand the attraction! I have to admit, we tried to steer him toward some other options, but he was ironclad in his decision.

Once he’d decided, I set out to hunt for an Optimus Prime costume. There are a couple of different options to pick from, but we quickly figured out that the deluxe costume had a chest plate and “blaster,” making it infinitely more appealing to 4-year-old boys. When I got the chance to review a costume from Costume Discounters, I was really excited to discover that they had the costume J wanted, along with a ton of other boy’s costume options like Woody, Lightning McQueen (which C ended up deciding to be) and more!

So, check out our own Optimus Prime:

Don’t worry, he’s friendly!

The costume arrived really quickly after ordering it, and it seems like it’ll hold up well to the wear and tear of a little boy. It came with the bodysuit, a chest plate, a mask and an arm blaster.

I mentioned that C ended up deciding to be Lightning McQueen – I haven’t taken any photos of him yet, but here’s the costume we picked for him.

What are your kids going to be for Halloween this year?

Note: We received this Optimus Prime costume for review. I was not compensated monetarily for this review. Any opinions provided are honest and are our own.

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  • Charla @ Healthy Home Blog October 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Adorable! :) Tell J that I think he looks so cool!

    • Christi October 9, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      I’ll tell him – he’s so proud of his costume!

  • Hannah B October 10, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    You’ve got a handsome little guy there. I bet he grows up to be even more handsome. His costume is adorable & I hope he has a great time on Halloween.