Cosplay Baby: Dad Makes Multiple, Themed Costumes Every Halloween for Little Girl

Todd Kent takes comic books and geekery very, very seriously. He’s the writer and documentary filmmaker behind Comic Book Literacy, which showcases the use of comic books to promote literacy and education in the classroom and beyond. Other documentary projects he has worked on include Fast Food, and Rockhounds: The Movie, an educational documentary about the science of rock and gem collecting.

In his spare time, he also makes Halloween costumes for his little girl. And by “Halloween costumes,” I mean multiple, themed epic costumes of awesomeness every year since Katie was born three years ago.

For Katie’s first Halloween, Todd was going to make her a Green Lantern costume. Somehow, that idea morphed into a project where she was all the Lanterns. The next year, Katie was six different Avengers: Black Widow, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Nick Fury, and Thor.

This year, Todd has outdone himself: Katie portrays all eleven Doctors from Doctor Who. It’s so geektastic I can’t even handle it. My own four kids are all characters from Doctor Who this year (the Tenth Doctor, a TARDIS, Rose Tyler, and River Song) and making just four costumes almost put me over the edge. I tip my hat to you, Todd. Job incredibly well done.

Thoughts: What will Todd and Katie do next year? I’m kind of hoping for Star Wars. There’s a lot of cosplay opportunity to work with there. Also, is it too much to hope that we’ll get to see a bonus costume after we see what Peter Capaldi wears as the Twelfth Doctor?

Here are some of my favorites from Katie’s costumes throughout the years. You can click over to the Comic Book Literacy Blog to see all the costumes, including additional views of the ones shown here. You can also follow Comic Book Literacy on Facebook and Twitter!

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    Click the arrows to scroll through the geektastic awesomeness.

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    The image on the left makes me wonder if the baby spits up fire. (You thought your baby's acid reflux was bad?!?)

    (Photo Credit: Todd Kent)

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    Confession: I didn't even know there was an Indigo Lantern. I have already learned so much from the Comic Book Literacy Blog!

    (Photo Credit: Todd Kent)

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    A classic, and the costume that started it all.

    (Photo Credit: Todd Kent)

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    Do not mess with this little girl.

    (Photo Credit: Todd Kent)

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    I'm not sure if it's the idea of Nick Fury wearing a sweet hair bow, or the cozy-looking crocheted eye patch, but this is my favorite from Katie's Avengers collection. 

    (Photo Credit: Todd Kent)

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    Iron Man, with knee dimples.

    (Photo Credit: Todd Kent)

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    Everybody does the later Doctors, but seeing a three-year-old girl as the First Doctor takes Wholloween to a whole new level. 

    (Photo Credit: Todd Kent)

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     Wearing the iconic scarf, Katie looks perfect as the Fourth Doctor.

    (Photo Credit: Todd Kent)

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    Again, I love that this is a Doctor you don't often see cosplayed. I did not see a single version of the Sixth Doctor at Comic Con, for example.

    (Photo Credit: Todd Kent)

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    Action shot!

    (Photo Credit: Todd Kent)

All photos used with permission.

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