9-Year-Old Boy Creates Incredible Handmade Costumes Based on Famous Characters

Had to post one more of his Rafiki costume because he said my last photo didn't capture all the detail. #Parkerpretends

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Meet Parker Watson: talented costume designer, master pretender, and all-around incredible 9-year-old, who sparks imagination one Instagram post at a time.

The adorable 3rd-grader regularly dresses up in homemade costumes — channeling everyone from Harry Potter to the Grinch — and poses for photos that his mom uploads under her Instagram handle, @fourplusanangel.


There’s no question Parker’s something special; magic found a home in him from the very beginning.

Born at 28 weeks gestation and weighing only 1 lb., 14 oz., Parker’s tenacious spirit was known throughout his three-month NICU stay. In the years that followed, his light continued to shine bright.

I'm having trouble with the amount of Big Kid coming through in this one. #parkerpretends

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Ever since he was a toddler, Parker’s been a performer. According to his mom, writer Jessica Watson of Four Plus an Angel and author of the upcoming children’s book, Soon, Parker used to stage his very own Wiggles concerts in the family basement. As his passion for performing grew, so did his interest in costumes. Speaking with Babble, Parker shared how his creative process began


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