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Would You Dress Up As Balloon Boy For Halloween?

27/10/2009 08:27 | Updated 22 May 2015

It's Halloween this weekend, and recently we previewed some of the top scary but cute costumes that are around for children to dress up in this year. Costumes are definitely getting more elaborate. I don't think I'll be able to get away with cutting arm and head holes in a bin bag and calling it a witch's cape for much longer. And our cat Dennis has already said he's not riding that broomstick again.

Outside the UK, Halloween costumes have a much wider definition than the kind of scary stuff we go for in the UK. Costume parties could see your little one dressed as a princess or a prisoner of war just as much as a vampire or a witch. Or indeed you could dress your child as a pimp. Or a toilet bowl. Er...yes...I think the least said about those last ones the better.

And now, following in the wake of the recent international media storm around the story of the Heene family and the "Balloon Boy" hoax, here's the latest addition to your costume wardrobe. A quick off the mark company in Canada is reported to be selling Balloon Boy Halloween costume kits online.

For the price of $19.99 (just over twelve pounds), the Halloween costume consists of a 38-inch Mylar balloon with a small gondola attached directly underneath. Supply your own helium and string and attic to hide in. The company's website, Plantraco Microflight, claims that the costume is meant to be politically incorrect and tongue-in-cheek. Posted along with the offer to purchase the costume kit is a warning that a young child may climb inside if the balloon is unattended. There is no mention of whether or not you get your own reality show, should this occur.

So what do you think - will you be dressing up as Balloon Boy this Halloween? Or is the thought too spooky to contemplate?

Source [ParentDish US]

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