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By Faithful Reader (Ross Fertel)
 - Gamma Quadrant
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Halloween is ten (plus one0 days away and while the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror disappointed, how are things in your neck of the woods? Any fun treats? Costumes?
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By Jesseon (Jesse Warburton)
 - Alpha Quadrant
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My wife loves Halloween and I really don't care about it either way. I told her I didn't care what cute couple costume we do (since those make her happy), just as long as we figure it out well in advance and I don't feel like I'm wearing a plastic garbage bag costume.

So we planned out everything well in advance and we got some sweet Steampunk costume sets.
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By jadziadax8 (Maggie Geppert)
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2E World Semi-Finalist 2021
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#564836
The kids costumes are coming along this year. Sprout is going as Cloud from Final Fantasy VII. He built the sword a couple of weeks ago. My contribution so far has been cutting the sleeves off a mock turtleneck I found at Goodwill and the loan of an old pair of my motorcycle boots (yes, he can wear my shoes now!!!).

Little Bit wants to be a crewmate from Among Us. This is the easiest costume ever, as it required me to buy her a matching pair of magenta sweatpants and a hoodie. We already have ski goggles and a backpack of a similar color. We’ll be hanging a sign around her neck that says suss. We might also do a roll of TP for a hat.
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By The Guardian (Richard New)
 - Second Edition Design Manager
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2E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
#564859
My 6-year-old, Rook, and I went to a Spirit Halloween and looked around until we decided on him being the Joker for Halloween. My 3-year-old, Rubik, doesn't rank a big decision on his own yet, so I'll probably put him in a knight costume we got in a box of hand-me-downs from another family. I can still rock my longer hair with my Winter Soldier costume, so I think I'll do that.
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By Keiimaster (Mathew McCalpin)
 - Delta Quadrant
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1E The Neutral Zone Regional Participant 2021
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The Guardian wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:18 pm My 6-year-old, Rook, and I went to a Spirit Halloween and looked around until we decided on him being the Joker for Halloween. My 3-year-old, Rubik, doesn't rank a big decision on his own yet, so I'll probably put him in a knight costume we got in a box of hand-me-downs from another family. I can still rock my longer hair with my Winter Soldier costume, so I think I'll do that.
Let me get this straight, you have a Chess piece that wants to be a villain based on a playing card, and a Logic Puzzle that will be a Chess Piece?
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By The Guardian (Richard New)
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2E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
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Marquetry wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:18 pm Winter Soldier costume?! He's one of my favorites... :)
I'll make sure I take pictures.
Keiimaster wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:56 pm
The Guardian wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:18 pm My 6-year-old, Rook, and I went to a Spirit Halloween and looked around until we decided on him being the Joker for Halloween. My 3-year-old, Rubik, doesn't rank a big decision on his own yet, so I'll probably put him in a knight costume we got in a box of hand-me-downs from another family. I can still rock my longer hair with my Winter Soldier costume, so I think I'll do that.
Let me get this straight, you have a Chess piece that wants to be a villain based on a playing card, and a Logic Puzzle that will be a Chess Piece?
:thumbsup: I never thought of it that way, but we definitely thought about the fact that Rook's name meant that he would grow up to be a supervillain ... or a professional golfer? We probably tipped the scales a little; his middle name is "Arkham." His mother wanted her children to have the same first two initials as her and her siblings: RA, so the first boy is named Rook Arkham and the second one is named (just as nerdily) Rubik Adama. Some day they might hate me, but for now, I just love what we named them.
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By The Guardian (Richard New)
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2E World Quarter-Finalist 2021
#565686
So, after daycare lost some of the knight costume, we switched to R2-D2 for my younger one, but here's how the costumes turned out.
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EDIT: Updated with the full pictures and not the thumbnails. Oops.
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By MidnightLich (Charlie Plaine)
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#565687
How much for your metal arm?
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By jadziadax8 (Maggie Geppert)
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2E World Semi-Finalist 2021
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Sprout and Little Bit
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By jadziadax8 (Maggie Geppert)
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The Guardian wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:42 pm Very cool. Rook liked the Among Us costume. I'm impressed by the sword.
Thanks! Your little guys were very cute, and you make an excellent Winter Soldier.

We also realized that Little Bit could also be mistaken for the guards on Squid Game. We didn't know this until we started watching it on Halloween. :o
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