Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mr. Gilly is a Trashman

My oldest son is obsessed with the trash men that come every Tuesday. He LOVES trash trucks, helping me put things in the trash, finding items he thinks should go in the trash, and waiting for the trash truck to come.

So, when I asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween, I wasn't very surprised when he passionately declared he wanted to be Mr.Gilly, the trash man character from his favorite book, Trashy Town.

But where do you find a trash man costume? Those aren't exactly on store racks, so I had to get a little creative. Oh, and I had to make Little Dude's outfit green, because, well Waste Management (who picks up our home trash) is green.

Well, after digging around our house and doing some creative moves, this is the costume I came up with:

He is in his pj bottoms, but he will wear real pants on Halloween. JR was excited to get in the picture, too.
I made the "safety vest" out of an old towel.
Added the writing to a green shirt I found in his closet.
And put "Trash Man" on his vest, just to help out everyone that meets him. He will also be carrying a small garbage bag of paper, some black gloves and his baseball cap (Mr Gilly wears one in the book) to help complete the ensemble. Pretty cool, eh?


Caitlin said...

I am excited to have children so I can dress them up for Halloween. I love this time of year. I guess for now I'll have to be satisfied with dressing up the cats.

And I think we're going to run the OBX half marathon next year too. Want to train with us?

Andrea or MoM said...

Super job!

msmrow said...

Maybe his treat bag could be a small trash can! LOL

Alexandra said...

how cute!!! kids are so funny! Sweet Pea likes to watch our garbage men too. lol

the other lion said...

That's adorable! I've never read the book, but my son adores the Scholastic video with the book on it. Have you ever seen those? Trashy Town is on the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom DVD. It's basically the books with basic animation and some music. Very cute.

erinwhitson10 said...

This might be one of the cutest things ive ever seen :)

Anwesha said...

I say creative and also Aj seems happy with it,score!