*Today I am participating in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop by answering the prompt: 4.) Link up and show us something you’ve created for Halloween, anything qualifies…costumes, recipes, crafts, party invites, treats, decorations etc..
A few years ago, Dylan approached me a couple of weeks before Halloween and said THIS YEAR he wanted a unique costume to wear in the school's Halloween Parade. Everyone he knew was going to Party City and wearing all the same costumes and he wanted to stand out. I asked him what he had in mind. I was thinking perhaps a sports player -- I could smudge some black eye pencil under his eyes and I'd be good to go. Instead he told me he wanted to be an iPod (the original version -- WAY BEFORE the iTouch came along!) I asked him where they sold those costumes since I hadn't seen it before and he told me he thought I could "just make it." Sure. No problem! Forget the fact that I had never MADE a costume before. I'm a creative gal and I accepted the challenge. Turns out that making a costume is not always as easy as it looks! It took many, MANY hours for me to figure out how to make a costume he could get in and out of easily and still walk around in (whoever invented heavy duty velcro has my eternal thanks!). Here is a photo of Dylan in the parade. He's almost 13 years old now and still says it was his FAVORITE Halloween costume.
Two years ago my oldest son, Brett, decided he wanted to dress as the JOKER (from the Batman movie) and was more than happy to buy his costume from the store. Happy that is until he saw the plastic mask that came with it. Then he was miserable. "Mom, help!" was all I needed to hear. He asked me if I would paint his face and hair to look like the Joker. I have NEVER done any face-painting before BUT I also have a hard time saying NO to my kids. Here is a photo of Brett right before he left for school. He was THRILLED with the end result!
What have been your favorite Halloween creations? Hope you all have a magical Halloween weekend! -- Dawn