For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. utukki

    utukki said, over 1 year ago

    There’s no point in making your kid a costume unless you actually ask them what they want to be for Halloween first. You can make the coolest, most accurate Sherlock Holmes costume ever, but it’s all for nothing if your son wants to be Iron Man. I love making my kids’ costumes every year, but I make sure they are as excited about it as I am FIRST.

  2. sassy1

    sassy1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Little ingrate!!

  3. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    He’ll appreciate it when he’s older.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Of course the whole joke is that she did all this work and he wants one of those gaudy simple costumes. Fun at Ellie’s expense.

  5. M2MM

    M2MM said, over 1 year ago

    My mom did this a few times, only to be disappointed by our reluctance. Most times, they were very uncomfortable to wear or too “lame.” Most of the time, we’d have been pleased to be bedsheet ghosts. :P

  6. artybee

    artybee said, over 1 year ago

    My first Halloween. Wore a sheet over my coat with a plastic Donald Duck mask over my face. It snowed. Had mud all over my sheet. Another year, my mom fixed me up with a great home-made, all-black Zorro outfit. Best I can remember.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Like me, Aaron and Katie truly appreciate good costumes. Every year at Halloween, they just had to look in the costume box or make a suggestion, and we had a plan. We would all get into the spirit of making wearable art. There was nothing too complicated or too farfetched for us to make and, our kids had the best homemade outfits ever (if I do say so myself). We had a Sherlock Holmes hat, pipe, and cape, but the year this strip was done, Aaron didn’t want to dress as Sherlock. I was insistent and said that all I had to do was make the jacket, but no deal. Instead, he painted himself green and went out as the Hulk. Left to mourn for Holmes, I did this series of strips in his honour.

  8. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Nice to hear from Lynn’s notes. I truly think that she was hiding in a closet when my brother (Michael) and I (Lizard-breath) were growing up. She really knew us!!

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    Woo-hoo! Tacky grandmabrag alert – last night the creator of my avatar (who drew it on the computer shortly before or after her sixth birthday – she’s eleven now) won first prize for the best costume among the oldest age group at the annual Halloween skate at our village Lions Club hall (Wisconsin). She wore a black capelike thing, a silly chicken head, and sunglasses. As a pièce de résistance, she carried a fake foot with bloody ankle that she’d gotten at a Dollar Tree the previous week. The foot was a big hit with the younger kiddies, who kept touching it, and a younger boy who fought it with his light saber. (She has assured me that the thing won’t turn her into a mass murderer.)

  10. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, over 1 year ago

    When I was a kid, we thought only the poor people had to where home made costumes… And too, my mother was not very creative at all.

  11. janecollie

    janecollie GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If in a pirate

  12. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 1 year ago

    So I guess this means Michael does not get to go as Boy George. Elly got one point for putting the kibosh on the party and she scores another with preventing the Boy George outfit. Will she go 3 for 3 with Lizzie’s costume, or will Lizzie get to go as a punk rocker? My money is on Elly for the trifector.

  13. Jo P

    Jo P said, over 1 year ago


    Halloween is supoosed to be fun, if the kid don’t share the enthusiasm and participate. Then this is no fun at all for either parent or kid.

  14. LuvThemPluggers

    LuvThemPluggers said, over 1 year ago

    My first Halloween, probably age 4 or 5, my mother cut two eye holes in a pillow case and put it over my head. It scared me to death, I have always been claustrophobic. She declared that I was no fun and I decided she was nuts.

  15. Rikkie Tavi

    Rikkie Tavi GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I was always excited about Halloween costumes and would plan for months it seemed to come up with a good one-one year my mom and I came up with the best horse outfit and I loved it.

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