Kids have always loved to dress up, and frankly, so have a lot of adults. Â For many kids and adults one Halloween day a year is hardly enough to satisfy one’s urge to hide behind makeup or a mask and take on the attributes of another person (or creature). Â Nothing wipes away inhibitions faster than dressing up and seeing the world through differentÂ eyes. Â When you are in costume, there’s an energy derived from the way others treat you. Â They don’t treat you as yourself, but rather, they treat you as the person or thing your costume represents. Â It is a vicarious thrill we learn as kids and (if we let ourselves) continue to enjoy, on occasion, as adults. Â Of course as a parent, you can always use your kids as an excuse to unleash your inner character (as this super dad did).
Recently I attended the Florida SUPERCON, and while not as big as the famed San Diego COMIC-CON, I got to enjoy seeing quite a few kids (and parents) in costume. Â I wonder which of these parents dressed their kids up and dragged them along only so THEY could break out their inner superheroâ€¦
Are costumes just for Halloween in your household, or do you and your kids enjoy some off season Cos-Play??? Â Please add links to pictures of you and your kids in costume in the comments!
Jeff SassÂ is the proud dad of ZEO (Zach, 24, Ethan, 22 and Olivia, 20). Â He is also a seasoned entertainment and technology exec and active social media enthusiast. Â You can see more of Jeffâ€™s writing atÂ Sassholes!Â andÂ Social Networking RehabÂ and you can listen to Jeff on theÂ Cast of DadsÂ andÂ Wunderkind!Â podcasts.