Which is good, because tonight my kids wore them to the annual Halloween Pajama Jamboree concert. Then they have the Halloween dance at school on Friday, Trick-or-Treat in our neighborhood is on Saturday night, and city-wide Trick-or-Treat in Milwaukee is on Sunday afternoon. By Halloween proper the excitement is long over, but my kids will probably still be in their costumes. Wearing costumes in our house is only limited to days ending in Y apparently, so we will be looking at these outfits for some time to come which at least makes them worth the effort. (I've had long days at work followed by rehearsals and concerts most nights so I've been up past midnight sewing. But for 2013 it's done I tell you!)
The next costume I worked on was Mona's. She wanted to be a bat, but in her mind the only way to be a bat was to be like Aden was when she was a bat.
But Aden was a bat back in 2006 when Ian was deployed in Iraq the first time. I was very pregnant and on my own and not really in a position to do a lot of sewing. We bought bat wings that I modified to fit her four-year-old self. She wore black clothes and I made her a little hood with tiny ears. Thankfully, that year Mona had zero interest in wearing a costume of any kind on Halloween, so easy bat costume was all I had to do.
The only bat wings we could find locally were sexy, sexy wings, so we had to go online where we did find the same, flimsy wings we'd gotten years ago. Mona was thrilled. I've already had to repair them twice so they may not last long, but in the meantime that girl is a happy bat.
skunk, raccoon, and kangaroo. My how they grow and change.)