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Creative Parents Coordinate Adorable “Wild Things” Costumes With Their 1-Year-Old Son


Couples’ Halloween costumes are cute and all, but the most adorable outfits happen when the whole family is involved. Proving that this is still the case are Richard Blakeley and Lindsay Kaplan, who wanted to make their son's Halloween special—to celebrate, mom, dad, and baby Max dressed up as Wild Things from Maurice Sendak’s classic book (and Max's favorite), Where the Wild Things Are.

Blakeley and Kaplan are indistinguishable in head-to-toe Wild Things costumes, created by Brooklyn-based designer and illustrator Jessica Polzin. They don giant masks, furry bodies, and even clawed feet—a spitting image of Sendak’s delightful characters. One-year-old Max (who shares the same name as the boy in the book) wears a white fuzzy jumpsuit and tiny gold crown. He’s ready to roam alongside his creature parents.

This past weekend, the family marched along the route of the Hocus Pocus Parade in Beacon, New York. “Strangers kept saying ‘Hello Max!’ and he loved it,” Blakeley wrote, later remarking that it was the “best rumpus ever.”





Jessica Polzin: Website | Instagram
Richard Blakeley: Website | Twitter
Lindsay Kaplan: Website | Twitter

via [Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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