My 10 year old was browsing through one of the Halloween costume catalogs that came in the mail. He's been walking around with it in his clutch like he does every Sept/Oct as he changes his mind every other day.
His original suggestion was this
yeah RIGHT - I am not interested in raising a young Juggalo (that's a devote follower of Insane Clown Posse) even if it's only for a day. I can't even believe this sort of thing would even appeal to him but I think they are at that weird 4th grade age where they want to be "cool" and certainly don't want to be mistaken for being a "baby". Suspicions were confirmed when I suggested a normal clown which was met with a sneer and a "are you kidding me?" I will take your concerns into consideration but please know, you are not being an Insane Clown. Even your run of the mill circus clown is high on my creep meter and this guy is just off the charts. It's a NO, end of story, moving on.
Now he's back to the catalog, intently leafing through and asks if he can be a banana. A banana? A somewhat odd choice but certainly an improvement over Penny Wise up there. He tells us he has seen other bananas on Halloween and he really thinks this banana has a funny face. Before the big reveal I really want you to know he has NO IDEA that there is anything odd about this banana costume. The name of this costume is the Nasty Banana.......... so without further ado, I give you, the Nasty Banana
So it's back to the drawing board - can't we go back to simpler times when being Santa and Ronald McDonald were "cool"?