Any parent of young children will know how much they love to dress up and make believe so it’s actually quite sad when they grown out of it, almost like their imagination is slipping away. Tween has always been a fancy dress lover, following in his Dad’s childhood ways for many years. (This was a man who once paraded around Disneyland in the searing heat, dressed as Spiderman
last year when he was 8. )
Every summer we take part in our annual village fancy dress parade along with the other kiddies in my family, it’s a big family tradition and we start preparing for Halloween many months in advance, with this year being no exception.
Each year the outfits get more and more elaborate and as they boys grow up, Halloween, outfits become more scary. Last year he was persuaded to go as Spiderman as Batman had been the previous year’s theme but what he really wanted to be was a Slenderman. However trying to find a costume proved too difficult.
Before I go any further, I’m not going to lie to you, I have absolutely no idea what a Slenderman is, teenager was quick to point out that he was a creepy guy that scares people on the internet, to me he’s smart looking man in a suit and somewhat lacking facial features. I’m not one to judge. Maybe he’s got a genetic disease or had a nasty accident, who knows? Either way, Tween loves it.
So you can imagine his delight when I asked him if he’d like to check out a morphcostume fancy dress website and choose an outfit, it’s no surprise that he chose the Slenderman one. For those who don’t know, the idea of a morphsuit is that you can drink and see through it and I’m sure the less hygienic would even say wee through it, it’s not in the description, but it does makes you wonder! It’s an all in one suit from head to foot and I’m assured by Tween that it’s really comfy to wear. He managed to get it on with only a little help from me to do the velcro up at the back of his head.
I was a little worried that the fabric would tear when he put it on as it seems quite thin, but it seems to be made of strong stuff and has withstood a few hours of running around the house and jumping off beds and sofas. ( I think it’s the freedom of movement that’s given him a zing in his step!)
It’s almost like a second skin and very, very realistic. With the whole of his body covered, I kept double glancing every time he walked in the room. Baby R wasn’t too sure though, he was a little confused that this strange, faceless man sounded like his beloved brother but with no facial features to read, he kept his distance.
Tween has a huge Batman love thing going on as well at the moment so has already requested a Robin morphsuit for next year’s Halloween, how’s that for forward planning and an ultimate vote of approval.
Now to just get him to take it off for a bath, or maybe we’ve found another use for a morphsuit….
We were sent a morphsuit to try out and share our honest opinion with you.