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My Son Wears His Halloween Costume to See the Easter Bunny Every Year
1 year ago

My Son Wears His Halloween Costume to See the Easter Bunny Every Year

As we wait in line to see the Easter Bunny, the reactions to my son are varied: some parents (especially those with new babies) just don’t get it. Parents of older kids chuckle and smile, point while they think we’re not looking, and when I do make eye contact, they smile and give me the knowing-dad-nod. Sometimes they walk by my son and say “cool!” Kids in line tug at their moms’ dresses and wonder why they’re in their Sunday’s best and my son is dressed like Wolverine. 

As another little boy walks by and stares, my six year old says in a gravely voice, “happy Easter, bub.

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Star Wars Fans Build Authentic Stormtrooper Costume For 10-Year-Old Girl
5 years ago

Star Wars Fans Build Authentic Stormtrooper Costume For 10-Year-Old Girl

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Two years ago, Katie Goldman was the victim of bullying by the boys at her school because she was a girl who loved Star Wars, which was apparently “only for boys.” Fans all over the galaxy used the Force (of the internet) to defend this little girl and every little girl’s passion for Star Wars. Some of Katie’s most involved supporters were from the 501st Legion.

If you don’t know who these guys and girls are, the 501st is a costuming organization that raises millions of dollars for charity and spreads the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide with authentic-looking costumes. They have become the leading force in fan-based charity events and are truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate.

Two years after Katie’s story hit the internet, something happened.

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Awesome Celebrity Dads & Kids’ Halloween Costumes
5 years ago

Awesome Celebrity Dads & Kids’ Halloween Costumes

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Celebrity Dad Costumes

We hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. We saw some killer costumes on Facebook and on the streets – and even saw some celebrities getting dressed up with their kids.

There weren’t many celebrity dads tweeting pics of themselves with their kids, but here’s a couple of our favorites.

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Dad Turns Son’s Wheelchair Into Rad Halloween Costume
5 years ago

Dad Turns Son’s Wheelchair Into Rad Halloween Costume

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ice cream truck costume

You may have seen this story race across your Facebook timeline lately, collecting well-deserved “awww”s. It’s the story of a four year old boy named Carter, whose dad turned his wheelchair into an ice cream truck for Halloween.

We did some digging, and didn’t find much, but what we found, we wanted to share. First, here’s what Facebook had titled the screencap above (minus our graffiti): “Something to warm the heart. This child’s parents built his Halloween costume around his wheelchair. A parenting WIN if I’ve ever seen one.” That was George Takei’s take on it, at least. Other accounts were similarly-described as “You’re doing it right. A dad made the perfect Halloween costume for his handicapped son.”

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Episode 005
6 years ago

Episode 005

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This week’s episode covers the following stories on 8bitdad.com for the week of November 1st, 2011: PQotW: Do You Micro-manage Your Kids’ Halloween Candy?; Jimmy Kimmel Gets Parents To Tell Their Kids …
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Jimmy Kimmel Gets Parents To Tell Their Kids They Ate All The Halloween Candy, Tragic Hilarity Ensues
6 years ago

Jimmy Kimmel Gets Parents To Tell Their Kids They Ate All The Halloween Candy, Tragic Hilarity Ensues

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel says that he “didn’t expect so much crying” after he challenged parents on Monday night to film their kids’ reactions as they told …
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PQotW: Do You Micro-manage Your Kids’ Halloween Candy?
6 years ago

PQotW: Do You Micro-manage Your Kids’ Halloween Candy?

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week has to do with all that Halloween candy that your kid scored:

Do you micro-manage your kids’ Halloween candy?

So, your kid …
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Father Dresses Up Toddler Son As Link, Wins Unannounced 8BitDad Costume Contest
6 years ago

Father Dresses Up Toddler Son As Link, Wins Unannounced 8BitDad Costume Contest

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Oh, so you didn’t know that 8BitDad was having a Halloween costume contest. Well, we were, and it was unannounced, and Deviant Art user eric3dee just won it. So, sorry. And there’s no consolation prizes or honorable mentions.

The father, who we only know as eric3dee, is an animator, and obviously, a Legend of Zelda fan. eric3dee and his wife thought that their 20-month old son looked like a little Link, and bless the crap out of them, they ran with the idea.

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