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It’s that time of year again and this is our warning not to (or are we encouraging you?) dress your children like you hate them but love art. Here are a few ideas.

Original via OhHappyDay, h/t Zach Alan

Of course, these kids are from Brooklyn. (via Archpaper)

A little girl in LA has her take on Jean-Étienne Liotard’s “Maria Frederike van Reede-Athlone at Seven” (1755–56), but good luck explaining this one to the other kids. (via the The J. Paul Getty Museum’s Art Cosplay Pinterest board, h/t @godVeveryone)

This one’s a scream. (via

Ok, this isn’t really “art” but it should be. Baby sushi! (via

Btw, Flavorwire has a fun art version for adults.

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5 replies on “If You Hate Your Children and Love Art, Dress Them Like This for Halloween”

  1. Your “Hate Your Children and Love Art” title for this article is so appropriate. I thought the very same thing when a few days ago I saw the photo of the little girl as Frida Kahlo. No little girl would want to be dressed like that for Halloween. Even the look on her face shows disappointment. The Brooklyn kids look cooperative, but I bet anyone of them would chose another costume if it wasn’t for adult prodding. Let kids be kids. If you want to do an “art” thing for a holiday, dress your (adult) self up to look creatively stupid. LOL LOL

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