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This Father+Daughter Narcos Halloween Costume Isn’t “Plata o Plomo”, It’s Pure Gold

In our family, Halloween is the premier holiday. Usually, we have our costumes picked out months in advance, but this year was a struggle.  Stranger Things was an option since our daughter, Jada, can pull off the notorious “Eleven mean mug” better than anyone,  but that seemed like it would be a little over done. Yall, creative family costumes are TOUGH! 

Last week, after wrapping up season two of Narcos, Matt gave Jada’s curly hair an aggressive side part. Per usual, she came sprinting out of the tub into my arms, and in that moment I realized our child looks super similar to THE Pablo Escobar. Gustavo (Pablo’s cousin and bestie) was the obvious choice for Matt’s costume, and everything else fell in to place. Halloween is going to be amazing!

Shopping began where it always does, Amazon. What we quickly found out was to dress like a narco from the 80’s, Goodwill was the best option. Since somos banditos :), we even had a custom sweater made to match Pablo’s. 

A few things we learned along the way:

– Cigarettes are expensive

– Air soft guns look TOO real

– Goodwill isn’t as cheap as we thought

– Draw on mustaches look more realistic than tape on mustaches

– Skittles can make your two year old girl excited about wearing a mustache

Make sure to read till the end! There’s a surprise cameo!















All the kisses for Pablo!


  • Bonnie - October 24, 2016 - 8:20 pm

    Rachel, I love your attention to detail. You might consider getting your baby girl into acting, her facial expressions are amazing. You have chosen the right direction in life. You are gifted in catching the perfect moment.ReplyCancel

  • Melody Rosa - October 28, 2016 - 5:50 pm

    You guys really rocked this shoot.You made me want to rethink my whole Halloween costume

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