Saturday, October 29, 2016
Mona the Scorpion!
Mona is amazing. She made her costume almost completely unassisted this year. She did all the sewing on the machine including the zipper. She watched me do parts of Quinn's costume (since there were useful similarities) and then copied what I did where it worked, and came up with her own ideas where it didn't. The only thing I helped with was occasionally unjamming the sewing machine when it acted up, and I hand stitched on all the extra legs for her torso while she was at school to save her a little time.
Honestly, she did a much better job of creating a scorpion costume than I would have. Her attention to detail is impressive, and she did many things in a way I wouldn't have tried that worked beautifully.
Mona's general process is different from mine. She stopped at one point to make a model of a scorpion out of paper so she wouldn't have to keep looking up images online. I love this little figure! (And she said it really helped.)
She started with the claws, because that's arguably the coolest part. She built them around salad tongs the way I did for Quinn's lobster costume, but she added a couple of pasta ladles. And the girl does wonders with a glue gun.
The mask has hidden eye holes made of painted burlap.
Now I need to get back outside and help my husband hand out candy.