Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween Costumes

Sometime in the next few days, I'm expecting a body in the mail. Before you call 911 or the FBI or someone to investigate me, let me explain. I'm scheduled to make my granddaughter's Halloween costume...a mermaid. Since she lives 100 miles or so from us, I asked my daughter to make a life sized paper body of her with measurements, so that I can attempt to make something that fits her tiny self.

Halloween costumes used to be fun for me to make. When my kids were at the age where I could make something, we would talk things over and come up with costumes that both pleased them and fairly easy for me to create. We had a Renaissance princess with a red velvet cape trimmed in gold and a tall pointed hat with a veil. There was an angel with tinsel halo and crepe paper feathers on poster board wings. There was a clown with a handmade red yarn wig and yellow calico suit trimmed with red yarn pom poms. There was a flower, a Hershey's Kiss and a cheerleader, as well as the usual cowboy and indian costumes. After five children and all those years of costumes, I'm finding it hard to come up with something new. This is a feat I must accomplish soon...and in adult sizes, as we're invited to a costume party which is two weeks away.

My husband is balking about the whole thing...costumes aren't something that thrills him, and yet, he is willing to attend the party in some sort of unusual get-up, providing it isn't too uncomfortable, constricting or 'out there'. I'm thinking, since people always tell me that he looks like the Gorton fisherman, that if we can find his old rain gear...yellow slicker and hat, he could wear that, and take it off easily. He'll be hot and uncomfortable wearing pretty much anything. He also has a fire hat...but I don't think he's still got his turn out gear, so a fireman might be out of the question.

As for me, I'd love to create something that would go along with his costume, but since that's thus far undertermined, I might have to find an idea for me and run with it. Time's awastin'...and with three costumes to make, as well as an assortment of other creative projects in the works for October events, there's not a minute or a thought to spare!

If anyone can help me out with the thinking, I'd be grateful. If you can sew and want to do that for me, better yet! The door's always open, and the candy dish is full! C'mon in!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathleen, thanks so much for stopping by. Please post a pic of your granddaughter's costume when you've finished it. Have a great Sunday, Theresa