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!
All photos used with permission.
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