Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Captain Happypants

When it came to this year's Halloween costume idea, I expected the usual from my fairly predictable mermaid princess fairy fashion designer seven-year-old. 

Multiple shades of pink - check!
Glitterized accessories - check!
Hearts, hearts, and more hearts - check!
Superhero mask and cape - .... wait, what? 

"I'm going to be a super hero for Halloween!" Gracie announced last week, and I'm not gonna lie - I was a bit on the stunned side. She's never been much of a super hero fan before (except Spiderman, when she was 4).

"And I'm going to wear my polka dot underwear on the outside of my pants," she went on to say.

Ah, now that makes sense.

Gracie is all about the hilarious. She's a bit of a class clown, and her new favorite thing just happens to be graphic novels - graphic novels such as Babymouse, Queen of the World, and THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS.
But Gracie didn't want to be any old has-been-done-before super hero. Nope, this girl wanted her own identity.She's filled her notebook up with all sorts of girly superheros, like Super Ballerina and Lady Captain Stretch.

And for herself? She's none other than... CAPTAIN HAPPYPANTS!
We found the mask template at firstpalette.com, and cut it out of glittery pink felt. The cape she made out of a minky dot baby blanket. The rest is a combo of pajamas, her favorite pants, and her polka dot undies.

I'm not sure what Captain Happypants' super power is, other than the ability to crack me UP. But whatever it is, it's working for her.
Also, I think I need to have a little The Dreamy Giraffe art print shopping spree. Gracie is a big fan of Kathy Jefford's big eyed girls... and hasn't even seen this girly superhero yet! 

I think we need a new addition to her already pink bedroom.

by Kathy Jeffords

Hope you're having a great week so far, folks!



Anonymous said...

Watch out, world! Captain Happypants is here!!

If you take enough photos of her in full Captain Happypants get-up, you'll have all the blackmail you need for her teenage years. Can we say, "full page ad in the yearbook?"

Marisa Hopkins said...

Anne, did you know I was already thinking the SAME THING!? I have a pretty hilarious collection of future high school yearbook photos, oh yes I do! :D

Alyssa S. said...

She really is just all kinds of awesome. Odds are very high that she's picked an entire unique character for Halloween :) Amelia told me she wants to go as The Hulk next Halloween!

Denise Felton said...

I love you, Captain Happypants! Thank you for making me happy!

Kim said...

This is great! love love love (also love that print...have it in our collection. Or had it and gave it away? I don't remember lol. Love all her work!)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Okay Marisa, I have to ask... are you going to let that girl go to school with her underpants on the outside?! But, I have to say, she's whity and cute as hell in that outfit. Good for her! Like Mother, Like Daughter. :D

Marisa Hopkins said...

Alyssa - omg, I can't wait to see Amelia as the hulk. I HOPE she doesn't change her mind before then!

Denise - :D!!!

Kim - yay!! I have Kathy's Crafty Super hero above my desk while I work! :)

Janell - I ALREADY DID. Haha, in these pictures, she was dressed for her school carnival. :)

Meeling said...

Love it!!

It's so great to see a kid with such personality!!

Meeling said...

Ooops hit publish before I was done...my favorite is my son when he was 3 years old...he was in love with The Powerpuff Girls especially Buttercup, so that's what he was, chubby little legs sticking out of the costume. Lol!!

It's going to be the best bribe photo ever when he gets older!! ;-)

mshatch said...

Absolutely love it. She looks so proud!

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