Tween. When you look this word up in the dictionary, it is defined as either a boy or girl from the age of 10 until about 12. Someone who is not quite a teenager, yet no longer a mere child — a preteen. In fact, parents have been using a variation of this word since the 13th century. If we are being honest, however, a more apt description would be just to add a picture of this Godzilla costume with shoe covers and mask. Seriously. It doesn’t matter what century we are living in, tweens are scary.
In fact, Godzilla and the average tween have a lot in common. They both like to rampage throughout the city while yelling and spewing fire for no apparent reason. Ok. Godzilla technically has a reason. He’s a horrible monster that likes to topple cities throughout Japan. It’s kinda his thing; he’s been smashing skyscrapers since the 1950s. Tweens, on the other hand, have no viable excuse for their behavior. They are well passed the terrible twos and far from that looming teenage angst.
They may act angry or anxious, but it’s not like they have to fight Mothra. Or, King Kong. The hardest thing tweens have to do all day is navigate the middle school lunchroom. Although, this costume has a detachable tail so the hot lunch line is definitely more manageable.