Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Soldier of Good Fortune


From The Iron Giant (1999)
General Rogard: You realize how much hardware I brought out here? You just blew millions of Uncle Sam's dollars out of your butt! 


This is Boo practicing his Halloween Costume for tomorrow's school Halloween dress-up and party.
He made a late switch from Woody (from Toy Story) after the girls from Hamleys painted his face in camoflage on Sunday in Dundrum - Woody doesn't wear make up see?



This was a relief as I have a rule that I only do home-made costumes and the cowboy boots with a cow hide waistcoat were proving difficult to source.

Whereas combat pants, a safari style shirt and camo-raincoat came to €15 in Enable Ireland.

General Rogard is a "Baddie" according to Boo. So appropriate for a Halloween costume and during my Wiki search I found he has the best lines too.

And though you may not realise it - we are looking at a vision of imagination, of ability to follow a theme, to make independent choices, and to "pretend" - he even does General Rogard's voice.

For anyone who ever believed in The Impossible - this is my Boo! xx

10 comments:

Petunia said...

Fabulous! Can't believe how grown up Boo is getting! I love the facepainting and he looks well pleased with himself in the photos :) Get a little video of Boo impersonating General Rogard for us if you can. That is a great step forward in imaginative roleplay xxx

Clive said...

Brillant! Boo looks great in his Halloween costume! Enjoy!

Jean said...

this is fab...imagination, a sense of fun AND impossibly handsome...whatta fella xxx

pamela said...

Would you look at the head on him, he looks so chuffed, brilliant xxx Robin wanted to be a pink power ranger, ahhhh, but has changed that to a purple pony, phew, I think...

Hammie said...

Pamela: Yuech! we can't have the Pink Power Ranger now can we?

Petunia, Clive and Jean: yep, he is a honey alright. This morning he was up at 7am for school and said "What's the situation General?" I replied "Code SLEEP!!" xx

Sal said...

Boo looks overjoyed! But what about Bratty? What's she going as?

Make Do Style said...

Great photos - he's got a lovely smile.

WendyB said...

He looks so adorable that "bad-ass" isn't really being conveyed. Don't tell him I said that though!

Casdok said...

Hope the party goes really well. Boo looks fab!

enc said...

He's adorable! How nice that you were able to save some cash on the costume, too.