C’est Halloween (tomorrow)! This makes me relieved for three reasons:
- The mini chocolate bars, that I’ve done a terrible job at not eating this week, will exit the house
- The pumpkin flavoured/scented everything will hopefully be done! (marketing overkill much?)
- I can compost the dead potted mums and the rotten pumpkins sitting on my porch
I am happy to report I have made it though another year without a Superhero costume. Nothing against all of the Superhero kids… I just like making stuff and my skills do not include sewing. To avoid this, I spent a bit of time on Pinterest looking for ideas which I then I shared with David. To my surprise, he picked his favourite and committed. Phew. Unlike last year, this costume is rather simple. We started with a sketch:
As you can clearly see, he is a HOT AIR BALLOON PILOT.
I bought a basket (50% off sale at Michaels) and cut out the bottom.*
I hung flour-filled balloons off the sides (aka propane tanks).
and made carrying suspenders out of braided twine I recycled from last year’s pirate ship.
The helium balloon was tied on with baker’s twine and ribbon.
David already owned the jean jacket and scarf but the aviator goggles and cap came from a party supply store.
I actually got two helium balloons. My original plan was to use the little balloon for school and the big one for trick-or-treating but I am nervous the costume may be too awkward for the school hallway. Sadly, he may go to school dressed as a pilot. Dammit Janet!
RHPS forever. Happy halloween y’all!
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See David’s past costumes here.
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* When Halloween is over, I am just going to put extra throws in it… as a stationary blanket holder, you don’t really need a bottom.