So this five-year-old boy wanted to go out on Halloween as Daphne from Scooby-Doo, and parts of hell not “all hell,” fortunately broke loose. “Inappropriate!” clucked various Moms. (For some reason, the local Dads weren’t heard from, or at least weren’t quoted.)
I find myself falling into the Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That camp, for the following reasons, and perhaps some others:
- He’s already once portrayed the Scoobster, which suggests he’s well-versed (for a five-year-old, anyway) in the series canon.
- Not everyone can aspire to Velmahood.
- What’ll you bet he has his very own Mystery Machine?
- If some girl dressed up as Shaggy or (God forbid) Fred, nobody would have said a word.
Besides, as his mom notes, the kid rocks that costume, especially the wig.