The Art of the Costume

30 Oct

Remember those nasty little plastic masks we had to wear as kids….with the rubber band that would knot your hair all up in the back?  Remember trying to stick your tongue out the mouth-hole and cutting it to pieces on the raggedy plastic?  And then the build up of facial sweat would become unbearable and you’d have to slide it up over your head and breathe like you needed air to live.  Yeah.  Those were the days.

So when my daughter was born, I decided then and there that I would be making her costume every single year until she could physically beat me up.  Every year around August, we’ll sit down and look at tons of patterns and she’ll pick something out.  Always some weird strain of fairy.  This year?  Watermelon fairy.  But not JUST a watermelon fairy.  A watermelon fairy throwing a peace sign!


8 Responses to “The Art of the Costume”

  1. Michael Cargill October 30, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    Awww, bless. She looks adorable.

    I thought Halloween costumes were supposed to be scary though.


    • April Trice October 31, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

      Scary costumes are SO over-rated. 😉


      • Michael Cargill October 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

        Fair enough.

        Were you on your holibobs recently?


      • April Trice November 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

        Uh. You’re gonna have to shed some light on “holibobs” for me. Me no understand. Holiday? Vacation?


      • Michael Cargill November 1, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

        Soz, I meant holidays/vacation.


      • April Trice November 1, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

        Wish I could say I was…but alas. I cannot. Just stupid busy around here and there are the odd days when I don’t have much to say. Publicly, that is.


  2. thesilentsoul October 30, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    What a brilliant costume!


  3. veehcirra November 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    She is a very lovely fairy!


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