Amazing Dad Wins Halloween After Defending His Son’s Fabulous Cruella De Vil Costume!

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This is so wonderful to see!

Will is part of a same-sex couple raising three children, including a nine-year old son named Liam.

Liam, who has a passion for theater and the arts, loves to dress up for Halloween, and every year he seems to get more and more interested in the process of creating his own costume.

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Only his costumes have been far from traditional lately, at least as far as boys go: the last several Halloweens, Liam has been a Black Swan, Medusa, and Cleopatra.

So when he dressed up as Cruella de Vil from Disney‘s 101 Dalmatians this year (above), it didn’t exactly throw Will for a loop:

“It seems like he is more interested in the creative process and the eccentricity of the outfit rather than the dressing or impersonating a female, although if that was what he wanted to do I would still support him.”

And yet Will knows the family is both supportive and secure with what Liam does, and how he chooses to dress up:

“It’s very typical for people to assume that because he has two dads, that we somehow guided him in this direction. That is simply not the case. We have had to discuss the fact that he may be met with adverse reactions when wearing this type of outfit to school on Halloween and even out on the evening trick-or-treating. Fortunately, he has a great school and very good friends that didn’t give him a hard time. I am not asking for applause or acceptance from other parents. I fully understand many probably have an issue with this, but I am perplexed by other parents criticism.”

So when Will proudly shared his son’s Cruella costume on Facebook, he was saddened — but not necessarily surprised — by this reaction from a user:

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Nice work, Will!!!

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Above all, Will is interested in why boys’ costumes being gory and violent is OK, while dressing up in traditional girls’ costumes somehow crosses a line:

“The most acceptable costumes for boys seem to usually have something to do with blood, gore, and killers. They find that more acceptable? I say live and let live. He’s 9. More kids should be allowed to explore their interests without fear.”


Why does every child’s costume choice have to be such a big deal to people who aren’t parenting the children?! What do U guys think about this??

[Image via Facebook.]

Nov 3, 2015 9:58am PDT

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