As we saw with Chris Hemsworth, who DIY-ed his daughter鈥檚 dinosaur birthday cake, or President Obama, whose happy birthday serenade to Malia at a White House Party was pure gold, there鈥檚 pretty much nothing sweeter than a dad having an adorable moment with his little girl.


Nobody knows that better than Chicago resident Dan Sanchez, who just may have had the sweetest moment of them all when he took his daughter Gianna trick-or-treating at the Lincoln Park Zoo this weekend dressed as 鈥 wait for it 鈥 Disney鈥檚 own Beauty and the Beast!

鈥淚t鈥檚 one of her favorite characters, and the new movie is coming out early next year,鈥 Dan said. (Oh, we know, Dan 鈥 we鈥檙e pretty much dying to see these seven classic moments remade!).


Getting into full beast garb, Dan pulled out all the stops, donning a fearsome sneer, a fur hat, a purple and blue waistcoat and razor-sharp Beast fangs. Gianna, for her part, was every bit the pretty princess, holding her rose scepter with pride. In a word (okay, two)? NAILED it.

It鈥檚 not the first time the duo has teamed up to take on Halloween together, either 鈥 a tradition which Dan says has been passed on from his family. 鈥淢y mom loved making my sisters and I awesome homemade costumes every year.鈥

Though they bought their Belle and Beast get-ups this year, Dan says his mom now usually helps him make his and Gianna鈥檚 own killer costumes.

Last year, for example, they went as a (handmade) Princess Vader and a Stormtrooper鈥


鈥nd several years back, it was April O鈥橬eil and her Ninja turtle, Raphael, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Okay, seriously? These two are ADORABLE. As Dan puts it ever so sweetly, 鈥淪he鈥檚 my life, if you haven鈥檛 noticed.鈥 From the beam on Gianna鈥檚 face, it鈥檚 pretty clear the feeling is mutual.

Happy Halloween, guys!

What鈥檚 the coolest thing you鈥檝e dressed up as with your kid for Halloween? Share over @BritandCo!

(Photos via Dan Sanchez + Disney)