It’s that time of year again. There’s a fresh crispness in the air, the maples are turning golden and children are starting to bring home Halloween party forms. I know it’s only September, but those homeroom moms are on top of things.
While Halloween, the holiday of candy, can’t actually be celebrated with candy in schools anymore, it’s still a time to show off the best costume.
My little guy isn’t old enough for school, but he still gets a costume. When I was a young lass (yeah, this is one of those blogs) my mother handmade matching costumes for me and my brother. One year, we went as Raggedy Anne and Andy. The next, I was a red crayon, he was blue. She painstakingly hand-stitched thousands of tiny stars on a peach flower girl dress (with matching shoes and wand), so I could be a princess, while my brother was Leonardo from The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Therefore, when last Halloween came around, I felt the need to make my son’s first “real” Halloween costume. We decided on caveman. He could do the grunt pretty well, and it was an easy, warm costume.
I had to make two seams. Two. I broke two sewing machines in the process. Two.
Apparently Home Ec failed me, or I failed Home Ec. I don’t ever remember using a sewing machine in school. We made chocolate chip cookies and used microwaves.
So, as this Halloween draws closer, I still feel the desire to use a homemade costume, but one that doesn’t require a needle and thread. The only solution seems to be a semi-homemade costume.
Now, I just need to figure out what the little guy should be. Maybe the Mommyhood could help pick. Here are some choices:
Any suggestions? Homemade or store-bought?