The choice of a Halloween costume this year wasn’t even a choice. “I’m going to be Tintin,” The Boy pronounced. The fact that he’s been reading The Adventures of Tintin exclusively for the last 10 months should have been my first clue. Still, I respect a man who knows his own mind.
Unlike many other fictional heroes, Tintin has a full wardrobe. So we had to decide which version of the intrepid young reporter we wished to bring to life. We decided on this one.
For Tintin’s trademark quiff, I used some magical stuff: got2b spiking glue. It worked like a charm! I’m thinking of trying it myself one day. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?… And finally, I finished off The Boy’s strawberry blond look with a little coloured hairspray.
When it came time for the photo shoot, The Boy decided he would portray his hero as the strong, silent and serious type. He never once broke character.
Little Treasures says
Oh my Gosh! It is amazing – I love everything you did for the costume!!
"And his level of commitment is truly admirable." Like his mother, huh!?
What a fantastic costume! And most excellent photo model Well done both of you! So many great poses and background settings. Precious memories for you both as the years go by. One of these definitely belongs on a poster – or at the very least a nice size wall print.
nicolette at dutchcomfort says
You did a fabulous job and The Boy is a wonderfujl photo model!!
Dixie Redmond says
I am seriously, seriously impressed.
He certainly looks the part! Well done, both of you!!
Amy Friend says
Oh, he looks simply adorable!! Great job–and the pictures are beautiful too.
Super cute! I just did Tintin and Snowy/Milou costumes myself for my kids for our village festival. Such a fun costume. I ended up making a trench coat as I couldn't find anything suitable. You can see the pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpafisk/sets/72157631866168554/
Michele Pacey says
I checked out your photo. You did a lovely job on the trench coat Mary Pat! He's a real cutie your Tintin! 🙂
Truly, truly awesome.
This is such an amazing costume!! He looks perfectly in character. Love it!!
Night Garden Design says
That is gorgeous and wonderful, Michele! Lucky boy to have a mama who can bring his vision to life! Cheers to you both!
Falafel and the Bee says
You did a fantastic job! We are huge fans of Tintin here. Your son is adorable:)
LOL Brilliant result and a priceless choice on his part!
Hes a natural model too!!
Carin Wijnand says
he's a pro!!!!( And his mother too ;))
Melissa Kojima says
Oh me, oh my! What a wonderful costume. I'm so impressed with how you made the trench coat. The costume came together so perfectly. And the boy makes a great Tintin!
Very convincing and I love the poses. I thought I was looking at Tintin come to life.
What a beautiful job! At first I wasn't sure if these pictures were from a movie or yours! Such a great model!
Well done! That is a fantastic holloween costume!
Have fun trick or treating.
Sew Create It - Jane says
Wonderful pictures! Great costume and an original idea!
I think you're very clever/crafty to have recreated the character and details as inexpensively as possible with stellar results. The love you put into it/everything shows.
Oh my goodness!! He is absolutely, completely, beyond adorable.
I just love the whole thing – his demeanor is dead on!!
I hope to post the girls costumes tomorrow…
Do you allow me to show one Foto of "Tintin" on my blog tomorrow? I want to post "Karneval" costumes fpr children. Yours is such a great costume.
Astrid from Cologne/Germany
Michele Pacey says
I prefer to keep the photos of my child on this blog if you don't mind. Thanks for understanding.