Monday, 26 October 2015

Finished the Halloween Costumes

Every year I go through the same cycle.  I always got beautifully done handmade costumes when I was a kid (I had to cover them up with a snowsuit ... but that's a separate rant).  I want my children to have the same quality of costumes that I did.

I'm not impressed with the costumes in the stores.  They're flimsy and, other than the princess costumes, badly done.  So that means I make my kids' costumes every year.




And every year we begin with a cool idea.




 Then I start sewing and hot-glue gunning.



Then I start worrying that I won't have enough time to get everything done.




Then I feel like a failure because my skills don't match what I wanted to do.



Then I pull it all together and the kids seem happy with the results.



And I tell myself that next year, I'll make things simpler.  Until next year arrives and I start all over again.

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