So, a quick zip later, I had three little Viking vests made for three suitably blood-thirsty and candy-crazed children.
My particular Vikings insisted that Jedi light sabers were also part of the ensemble.
Apparently, according to Peter the Great, the reason why no light sabers have been discovered in ancient Viking ruins is that they are (duh!) Light sabers and therefore disintegrate in the ground when there is no light.
For this particular photo, I told the kids (ahem, VIKINGS) to look suitably Viking-esque. Miss Boo immediately adopted her most intimidating expression, and Peter decided to defend himself against his sister.
We took the kids trick or treating at a few neighborhoods in town, but we also took them to a local park where the park district and volunteers for local business had set up booths for the kids.
Gabe refused to wear his fur vest. Apparently he's a Metro-Sexual Viking Jedi and fur is "so last season".
The kids got to make Goo . . . .
. . . . and Peter got to touch some sort of object that made his hair stand up. I was hoping his vest would also spectacularly inflate, but no such luck.
Their favorite part of the trick or treating was getting to ride the barrel train.
Ships, trains, it doesn't matter. It's all good to a Viking Jedi!