Besides, in the Philippines, the folkloric characters for hallow's eve are a bit morbid, not too child friendly. Unlike the vampires, bats and pumpkins which can be designed to be less fearsome.
As early as the malls in the metro decorated for their windows with Halloween designs, my children were as much as excited.
Leon wants the Iron Man 2 costume while little Maia wants either a fairy costume a.k.a. Tinker Bell or any Disney princess costume.
Though I find these costumes cute, I'm a bit hesitant because technically they do not fit the Halloween theme. So what I'm doing right now is convincing them to wear a costume which may be cute and carries the Halloween motif...
My suggestions are the following:
For Leon: Groot
And for Maia: Mavis of Hotel Transylvania
So far though my suggestions are taken in positively. The next step is for me to produce the costumes and for them to try them out before the actual party.
Wish me and my creativity luck!
Will try to post the outcome anytime soon :)