I’m happy to introduce Geraldine from Jogonmum.com and her two cosplaying kiddos! This was our very first cosplay family feature on the blog. Years later I contacted Geraldine for an update and featured her as a Geek of the Week, so check out that post for her latest info and new focus on fitness.
Please introduce yourself:
I’m a 32 year old mum of two, with a daughter who I refer to as the Pink One who is 6.5 years old and a son who is referred to as the Blue One and he’s four years old.
I’ve been married to my very supportive (and long suffering) hubby for nearly 11 years.
I blog about a lot of things – it’s quite an eclectic mix, but it covers everything from my kids, creative activities, my love of Joe Brown’s clothes, photography, my anxiety, my beloved boxercise sessions and most recently my broken ankle!
1) Does the whole family cosplay or is it just the kids?
Most of the time it’s just the kids, they both utterly love dressing up. They have so many fancy dress costumes. Though my hubby and I aren’t opposed to some fancy dress for a party.
2) What have been your favorite costumes?
The kids currently love their Harry Potter costumes – but also have princess costumes, hero costumes (there’s a lot of Marvel – though I have managed to get Superman in there too!)
3) What are your favorite events to dress up for?
Normally birthday parties for the hubby and I (the photo of me as Supergirl – with wig – and the hubby as Legolas were from a party nearly 10 years ago!) – but the kids love to dress up all day every day if they can!
4) Do you have a funny family cosplay story?
Unfortunately not yet – though I’d love to do something one Halloween – maybe go as The Incredibles!?!
Though both my kids had a penchant for one particular costume each when they were about two – my daughter always had to wear a fairy costume over her normal day clothes and my son was constantly dressed as Sportacus from LazyTown. One day when he was at the childminders and didn’t get to wear it, I found him sobbing in bed and he only went to sleep when I brought it up so he could hug it!!!
5) Any advice for parents that want to cosplay with their kids or just dress them up?
Let them do their own thing – whether that be letting your son wear his sister’s costumes or vice versa – it’s all good fun and they just love it. Let them use their imaginations. I even go out (usually to collect my older one from school) with the kids dressed up – if they’re confident in what they are wearing and it’s weather appropriate and decent, I don’t see any issue. You can only get away with that as a kid, and you’re only young once!!! 🙂 xxx
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