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The death of the homemade Halloween costume?

There’s a television ad currently making the rounds that features a beaming mother showing off her creative chops by crafting a homemade Iron Man suit for her visibly dejected young son. After an element of the otherwise remarkably-rendered Halloween costume plunks to the floor, Target helpfully presents a shiny, official and – most importantly -- purchasable alternative.For many parents, this

There’s a television ad currently making the rounds that features a beaming mother showing off her creative chops by crafting a homemade Iron Man suit for her visibly dejected young son. After an element of the otherwise remarkably-rendered Halloween costume plunks to the floor, Target helpfully presents a shiny, official and – most importantly -- purchasable alternative.

For many parents, this ad strikes a sad chord. Instead of dressing her child up in what is essentially a walking advertisement, the mother eschews the over-commercialization of Halloween with a lovingly-assembled, resourceful and imaginative homemade replica. The ad seems to imply that homemade costumes just aren’t good enough. Sorry, Mom, you evidently can’t compete with the real thing.

Parents, do you agree? Are homemade costumes a thing of the past? What are your kids wearing this year? Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comment section.