Every Halloween, Tom sets out to create an incredibly elaborate costume for Zack. I think it started when Zack was a toddler, and I would sew cute little costumes for him, like a “Zack in the Box” and a Munchkin. Secretly, or maybe not so secretly, Tom wanted to prove that he could make better costumes than me. But, that’s okay, because now Halloween is his problem and not mine.
This year, Zack really wanted to be a dragon. If it were me, I would have hot glued some wings and spikes onto a hoodie and called it a day. But oh, no. In the Ballard household, things get quickly out of hand.
It’s hard to tell from this picture since it was taken in the daylight, but the dragon’s eyes light up red and the mouth glows white. There’s also a hidden Bluetooth speaker hidden inside the mouth that Tom could control from his phone and make it roar. Yes, it was absolutely ridiculous.