When shopping at Costco with the boys, there is always something that they look for during all the different times of the year. During the spring Jacob swears he is going to save up his money and buy the $1000 playhouse/slide/jungle gym set. During Christmas we have to browse the aisles to look at the trees, lights and singing nutcracker and try to avoid the toy aisle! During the summer months, they look for the massive package of water balloons and they want every beach and pool toy they have. And in the fall…it is the Halloween costumes and the candy. And this year, both of them had their hearts set on being Storm Troopers for Halloween. So the first time we saw the costumes, I looked for their size and they were all so big. So I looked again next time I went and they had smaller sizes in other costumes but the Storm Trooper costumes were huge. So I went online to see what I could find and they had some in their sizes, but they were so expensive. So I looked at Target and other stores that had costumes and same problem, either the wrong sizes or the price was ridiculous. Are there seriously people who will spend $70 for one child’s costume??!!
My mom was in town while I was searching and she was talking to her friend who lives in Palm Desert, and I was talking to my friends who live in Las Vegas and were planing to come visit soon. After we told them both our dilemma, they started checking the local Costco’s in their areas. And they found the sizes we needed and saved the boys dream of being Storm Troopers! You really can’t beat the quality and price of the costumes they sell at Costco, best deal in town!
The boys are obviously too young to see the movies, but they know the Star Wars stories from all the books we’ve read and they said their Storm Trooper costume was not complete without a blaster. So they used their cowboy cap guns as their blaster.
And after all that we went though to get these costumes, we didn’t have time to put much effort into our own. Luckily, Target was selling some good Star Wars shirts and we grabbed some light sabers and masks from the boys toy supplies to keep the Star Wars theme going.
And we gathered our neighbor friends to go trick or treating together.
Another successful Halloween in the books!