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.