My home is a testament to last-minute Halloween scrambling. Sewing machine, fabric, lacy ribbons, white fluff, black foam, scissors, and other debris are covering the dining room table. The kitchen table is piled high with things we haven’t put away because we were working on costumes. Other areas of the house show vague neglect, and various costume pieces and accessories drape chairs and fill corners where they were thrown after our late night return from our neighbor’s party.
I would love to post photos, but I can’t find my camera. The last time I remember having it was when I took pictures. I do not recall what I did with it after that. Hm.
The costume that made me giggle the most was Fritz’s. The kids dressed up for a recital at a “retirement community” and one of his pieces was entitled something-or-other gnomes. So he wanted to be a garden gnome. It was a simple costume made from things I already had (besides his own clothing, I needed some red felt and some white fluff for a beard – everybody has white fluff in their craft supply box, right?). I made Bill his own beard when he said he would dress up at his office, because the one for Fritz was too narrow for Bill’s face. But they could use the same hat, thank goodness, because I had only a little bit of red felt (Bill: wide jaw, skinny head; Fritz: narrow jaw, fat head?).
Fritz was left behind to hand out candy while we took the other kids around last night. The weather was mild, so he sat out, in costume. Many of the little kids in the neighborhood were scared of him, because he looked like Santa Claus. Jolly old elves are terrifying to 3 year olds.
Billy was a musketeer, and looked fabulous. Since, I don’t have a picture, I’ll offer a thousand words to describe him…(yeah, no).
Katie was a cat.
Jenny was Rapunzel. We even bought her a wig (we spoil our children).
Peter was a fireman, because he is a 5 year old boy.
Mary was a witch – heh heh heh. Really. If you asked her what she was going to be, she would say, “A witch! Heh heh heh!” I don’t know where she learned evil laughter, but it was disturbingly funny to listen to it.
I went as Cinderella, before the ball, which means I went as is.
Bill was an off-duty soldier.
Hopefully, I’ll find the camera after the sun rises.