Saturday, October 29, 2011

why yes, I would be happy to make a costume for you

I've thought and thought about how to sum up the week before Halloween for all of our enthralled readers (because you care).  Basically, if you just read this post and replace "birthday cake" with "Halloween costume" and "eat" with "wear," it's more or less our story. 

Jeremy just laughs, every year, as I haul out the sewing machine and the recycled textiles (=old Tshirts) I acquire at the charity resale stores (=Goodwill) and try to make an Inexpensive-And-Homemade-One-Of-A-Kind-Costume-That-Will-Hold-Together-For-At-Least-Two-Hours.  And then I sew, and sew and sew (for like 4 million years, forgoing meals and sleep), the result of which usually being a much uglier and less-well-made version of the same thing all the other kids at school are wearing.  Oh, and then they get sick of wearing it after about 10 minutes.

Anyway, it was totally worth it because now we can re-use these costumes on All Saints Day!  Because apparently, for some reason, some people do this

I'm going to need some help if I'm going to pull this off: we've got a parrot, a vampire and a superhero.  I'm thinking the bird will be one of St. Francis of Assisi's beloved creatures and she can sit up on her daddy's shoulder or something.  The superhero is an Incorruptible (obviously).  And now I'm wishing we had done "zombie" instead of "vampire" because at least we could have done prisoner-zombie-turned-Maximilian-Kolbe, as one commenter suggested (see above link--I'm not making that up). 


Julia said...

You crack me up...and I "heart" Simcha Fisher. Hope you have a Happy All Hallow's Eve!

Auntie J said...

wow. You realize you owe us pictures now, right? :)