It’s that time of year…a chill in the air, leaves starting to turn, thoughts turning to pumpkins, witches and ghosts. Normal Halloween thoughts in normal American homes.
Not in my house.
Zombiegirl starts thinking about next year’s costume a few days after the current Halloween. The candy hasn’t even been eaten and she’s already mulling through her ideas. And her ideas? They’re not of witches or doctors or cats or unicorns…
Her nickname IS Zombiegirl, after all. And she’s lived up to it almost every year.
Sure, she was a pumpkin for her first Halloween. We got to pick out her costume that year, back when we had a say in what she could wear. The years after that, however, she was a ladybug, a mouse, a dragon, a pterodactyl, a wolf, a punk zombith (a cross between a zombie, goth and punk), a pirate (of the Caribbean kind), Coraline,well, you get the picture. From cute to weird. Her best costume, however was this one:
She’s the one on the left. Can you guess who she is?
Yeah. Sweeney Todd. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. My kid is a freak. An adorable, little freak. (I’m going to post more pics when I find them…)
This year, it was a no-brainer in her brain what she was going to be. Without a doubt, she was going to be Hit-Girl, from the movie Kick Ass.
Oh, you haven’t seen Kick-Ass? Well, neither has she. Not all of it.
It’s a great movie. If you liked Kill Bill, you’ll like this one too. This movie has violence, superheroes and, unfortunately, the foulest-mouthed little girl vigilante you’ll ever see. Chloe Grace Moretz utters every curse in the book and steals every scene in the movie, and she was eleven at the time. When the movie came out, she wasn’t allowed to see it either, and she called it “Kick-Butt”, just like Zombiegirl does. We’ve let Z-girl see it with our fingers over the mute button, because I’m not sure she’s yet heard the C-word, or knows what it means.
So I asked her, “What are you going to tell people when they ask who you are?” She tells me she’s Hit-Girl, from the movie Kick-Butt. Or Kick-Donkey. She doesn’t care.
She wants to be a superhero.