My oldest daughter (age 9) has wanted to be Ginormica for Halloween for months. Monsters vs. Aliens has been her favorite movie ever since we saw it in the theaters this past spring. What with the big move and all, I just had a hard time with the whole Halloween costume prep (which is why I’m so glad the other two girls chose easy costumes), that I didn’t really give myself enough time to figure out a Ginormica costume.
The first issue was her white hair. I looked at every store that sold costumes or wigs in our area and never found anything that would work. There were a few platinum blond wigs, but they were always really long, and I don’t fancy myself a hairdresser one bit and knew it would look awful if I tried to cut it myself.
I figured the jumpsuit would be fairly easy, just some black sweats with orange duct tape for the details, but it was the Monday before Halloween and I still hadn’t done anything about it.
My husband called me from work that day and said he’d found a costume online and shouldn’t we just order it for her?
Online. Duh! Why didn’t I think of that? I think I just assumed that there would be no retail Ginormica costume, because most people had no idea who she was talking about when she’d tell them what her Halloween costume would be.
The only problem was that they only had small and medium sizes left in stock. We went with medium, knowing it would probably be too short for my tall girl. Thankfully, it still fit everywhere else, despite the shortness. I loved the shoe covers that looked like cars to portray how big Ginormica really is, and plus it’s a scene in the movie when she uses cars as roller skates.
My daughter was so excited about the costume, it was worth the extra shipping we had to pay to get it here on time. Plus it was really fun to hear all of the other kids start to recognize her while we were Trick-or-Treating. It was slightly embarrassing for her, but I think she secretly enjoyed having such a unique costume.
She has been telling me for a month that we would have to put a lot of make-up on her to cover up her freckles, because Ginormica’s skin is totally white and smooth. Every time I put any sort of make-up on this kid, I realize what a knock-out she is, and it scares me.
But it’s okay for Halloween.