Most have guessed mad scientist or even crazy waiter (who dresses as waitstaff?!) BUT YOU ARE ALL WRONG.
Clearly, THIS KID is an International Super Spy (who wouldn't let me make him a name tag). The INSPIRATION for this getup came from a super-obscure episode of The Backyardigans.
For those of you who don't know (how could you NOT?!), Pablo (who is a bright blue penguin) plays a Bond-esque character (AGENT SECRET!) with a boss named T who must keep three coffee-like containers (of chocolate milk) away from The (evil) Lady in Pink. There's a lot of singing and dancing and general spy-like merriment.
Obviously, he likes his apple juice boxes shaken. He also has a hot dog that turns into a phone, a cherry sno cone hologram machine and a car that turns into a boat (I was unable to procure any of these additional props this year.)
You guys. He's wanted to be Agent Secret for MONTHS. And he didn't change his mind ONE TIME leading up to Halloween. (Trust me, Karl and I half-heartedly tried as we were unsure of where to procure a bright blue penguin dressed as an international super spy costume.) Also, when I showed him his beanie, he asked if it really cut glass (like in the show). I MEAN REALLY. How could you not smile at this getup!?
I hope all his future costume requests are this entertaining.