To know me is to love me. And to maybe also realize, that I am a bit of a nerd. So is Dubya. We read Harry Potter. We watch every Marvel superhero movie in theaters. (Sorry, Christopher Nolan, but your Batman is a wee bit too dark for Dubya.) We are especially fond of the X-Men cartoon from the 90s. When we had to come up with a way for Dubya to represent his favorite school subject, we dressed him as Dr. Bruce Banner.
We also attend Comic Book I-CON, the longest running comic book convention in our state. Last year, Dubya wanted to be the Hulk. One year he was Captain America. Another year, he was Thor.
This year, he decided to go another route. A more sinister route.
He wanted to be Loki, brother of Thor. (Which is not really how Loki likes to be defined, in case you were wondering) How awesome, right? Yeah, NO. Not awesome. Because NO ONE SELLS LOKI COSTUMES FOR CHILDREN. But who was I to crush my supervillian’s dreams?
I mean, honestly, how hard could it be to make a Loki costume?? I found a cape on Amazon. I also purchased a knight’s armor set on Amazon. We did a little bit of reconstruction work on the breastplate and cut the shield up to give Dubya a little bit of bulk in the shoulders. And then I tried to make the hat. And then Hollywood Boyfriend Jeremy Renner took over the making of the hat. So I present to you the following:
Not bad, right? Tom Hiddleston better watch out for this kid. Dubya practiced lines from The Avengers movie for a week before this event. Moo tried to convince me that she needed to dress as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She cried. Until I told her she could wear red sparkle shoes and carry Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. She cried some more. And then I let her wear sparkles and lip gloss and told her she was girl Thor. And then she was fine. But she said she was NOT getting her picture taken with anyone.
She made an exception for Batman.
Dubya was over the moon. He entered the trivia contest. He got trounced, soundly, as I knew he would. (I believe allowing him to crash and burn builds character.) He was just thrilled that he got a question right.
Oh, and there was this moment:
Which totally made Dubya feel like the most kick-ass kid known to man. They have declared this year to be a success. Moo has decided to Lady Sif next year. (That would be Lady Sif of Lady Sif and the Warriors Three for the uneducated reader) She decided I need to dress as Thor. As for Dubya….well he is currently undecided. But can you imagine him as Odin Allfather?