Three-year-old twins, Elli and Max, love to wear costumes all year long, but this October, they got to do it every single day.
For their “31 Days of Halloween,” the toddlers dressed up as their favorite Disney heroes, as well as characters from other pop culture universes. The twins’ mom, Jillian Robinson-Garcia, told The Huffington Post she tries to make dressing up a fun adventure for the kids.
”It’s not just put on a costume and smile,” she explained. “We have theme days. We make up games to go with that day’s costume. We watch YouTube videos of the characters and pretend we are them in our living room.”
Robinson-Garcia said the costumes are a combination of secondhand purchases, DIY creations and gifts from their grandma.
The daily costumes project has been a positive experience for the twins in many ways.
“They have been potty trained for some time, but Max was experiencing what his pediatrician called ‘regression,’” their mom told HuffPost. Following the doctor’s advice to focus on positives, Robinson-Garcia offered costumes as a reward.
“When he had an accident, we took off the costumes and washed them,” she explained. “That was it for costumes that day.” With the incentive to stay in his costumes, Max soon returned to fully potty-trained status and wore costumes all day.
Robinson-Garcia said she wants her kids’ dress-up adventures to inspire others.
“I hope parents who see the photos show their kiddos and are inspired to whip up something to get their imaginations going,” she explained.
The “31 Days of Halloween” project has gone over so well that the mom is planning to do a “24 Days of Being Thankful” activity in November and “25 Days of Giving” in December.
Until then, keep scrolling and visit Robinson-Garcia’s Instagram for some awesome Halloween costumes