Check out my son the lobster!
in October, but then it turns out I only needed to make one costume.
Aden loves being a kangaroo and wanted to just wear her costume from last year again. In her opinion it is the perfect costume: It has a tail and ears, it's warm, and there is a pouch for collecting candy in. In fact, she wears it regularly. She even wore it to Chicago on a recent trip we made to the Shedd Aquarium and people were delighted, one woman even stopping her on the street to get a photo with her. So anyway, Aden is all set for Halloween (and possibly the prom).
Mona is making her costume on her own, and it's impressive. I will post about that later when I have pictures.
So "all" I had to do was make a lobster costume. We wanted to go for a live--rather than a boiled--lobster color, but the closest thing we could find to that sort of dark red at the fabric store was more like purple and it looked weird, and we didn't want to go brown. So boiled he is, and he plans to carry a pot with him to collect candy, so that will be funny.
We started as we always do with Quinn lying on the fabric so I can trace him. (The dog always "helps" usually by lying on whatever fabric I'm working with.)
two kinds of birds, he's been mammals, a reptile...) so next year he may go for insect, amphibian, or imaginary. The sewing machine and I are ready whatever he chooses.