Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nacho Libre At His Finest : Best Homemade Halloween Costume of All Time

If you have never seen the movie "Nacho Libre" you will not understand this post. If you have never seen the movie "Nacho Libre", go watch it now. After partaking of all the goodness, you will then have understanding of the crazy cuteness that lies below.

If you were to ask me what my boys are into, it's an easy answer... superheroes. You never know who you are going to run into around our house. 

A few months ago, I came across Matthew standing on the edge of our couch. He had the complete-focus face on.  He then began to lift his hands above his head like a diver ready to take the plunge; he bent his knees and then flew across the couch. This went on a few more times and I then realized this acrobatic move had purpose behind it. He wasn't just stretching his legs; he was in character.  I asked him, "Who are you today Matt?" In a very low voice with his chin pressed against his chest, making his answer that much more serious and genuine he replied, "I Nacho," he then proceeded to fly across the couch. If you've seen the movie you know the scene well. He had just indulged himself in a powerful eagle egg and was ready to jump into the waters below.

I would of never put Nacho in the superhero category, but Matty could not have chosen a more appropriate character to be obsessed with. He fits the mold perfectly! He is the perfect miniature embodiment of the famous wannabe Mexican wrestler.

And now, he REALLY is Nacho thanks to his amazing Nana! Matthew says (in his best Nacho voice), "you are the best!".

Nacho below has two faces, one with a stache and one without. The first photo shoot he didn't want to wear it. After staring at the DVD case for a ridiculous long time and watching the movie until it broke he decided it was time to go all in. 

Without further ado, the best Halloween costume of all time....

 "Chancho. When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. Ezz for fun." 

"You gotta be kidding me. Everything you just said, is MY favourite thing to do, every day!" 

"Precious Father, why have you given me this desire to wrestle and then made me such a stinky warrior?" 

"I was wondering if you would like to join me in my quarters this night... for some toast." 

"Do you remember when everyone was shouting my name, and I used my strength to rip my blouse." 

"These are my recreation clothes." 

"Hey. Leggo my blouse."

"Ok... Maybe I am not meant for these duties. Cooking duty. Dead guy duty. Maybe it's time for me to get a better duty!"

 "I don't want to get paid to lose. I wanna win!"

"I'm not listening to you. You're crazy."

"When the fantasy has ended/and all the children are gone/Something good inside me/helps me to carry on/I ate some bugs/I ate some grass/I used my hand to wipe my tears/To kiss your mouth/I break my vows/no no no no no no way Jose/Unless you want to/Then we break our vows together." 

 "Eagle powers... come to me! Please!"

"There is no place for me in this world. I don't belong out there, and I don't belong in here. So I'm going out into the Wilderness. Probably, to die." 

"Thank you. I mean... they might have the appearance of riches, but beneath the clothes, we find a man... and beneath the man we find... his... nucleus." 

 "My life is good. Real good." 

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  1. Holy crap, that's funny. Seriously funny. My favorite is of Nacho Matty on the El Dorado. Priceless. He is Nacho Libre. And thanks for including the quotes because I got to laught at that movie all over again.

  2. That is so AWESOME!! He is so incredibly cute and I love all of the pictures. I am going to have to watch that movie again. Such a little character Matty is!

  3. I love every picture, especially the last one where he's on the car. Awesome!!!! You have very cute kids.

  4. This is hilarious!! I loved Nacho Libre!! Love...Love...Love .... these!!

  5. By far our favorite movie. In fact I'm not even sure a day goes by that we don't quote Nacho. These are just classic! He makes a perfect mini nacho!

  6. Oh my goodness.... that IS the BEST! I love it so much! You've been talking about it a while now, and love how it has come together!! Now...I HAVE to go watch the movie..again! :) Good job Nana!!

  7. ha-ha! These made me laugh! I think I better watch Nacho Libre. :)

  8. This is so freaking cute! My boys LOVE that movie!

  9. Oh.My.Word.
    This is hysterical!!! Love the quotes with the pictures!! It's too hard to pick a favorite, but the ladder shot cracked me up for sure. :)

  10. OMGoodness! So cute! He looks so fun!

  11. Nice pic, he's such a natural!
    I like the captions for each picture too! :)

  12. I love it! He's so adorable. :)

  13. These are so adorable!! I have not seen the movie, but now I intend to.

  14. Too funny!!! Great costume idea!

  15. That costume is hilarious and I haven't even seen the movie. :)

  16. Oh my! How cute is that???
    Great job!!!

  17. The cutest nacho libre costume everrr! Your kid is a natural model ;)

  18. Oh. My. Goodness!!! This is so great!! We LOVE Nacho Libre! I can't wait to show Erinn these picutres!

  19. Hi! I'm your newest follower :)
    These pictures are absolutely awesome! So so cute and funny and what a champ for playing along and wearing it so well!!
    Can't wait to
    Have a great weekend!

  20. Oh My! I NEED a DYI step-by-step on how this costume was made, or where you found it!