Friday, 31 October 2008
Last night at supper, I casually asked KD if he was planning to take JK over to his dad's house to go trick-or-treating with his little brothers, while I stay to man the door here. KD said yes, but then asked me what costume JK would be wearing. I said "just her clothes". I figured (and I've been telling people for weeks--including KD) that we wouldn't make a big deal of Halloween until JK is old enough to care. Well, that wouldn't do for KD. He told me that I had to go buy a costume. I didn't want to spend money on over-priced, cheaply-made costumes (which are the kind available around here), so I came up with something using only fabric I already had. I didn't have enough to make a full-body-covering costume, but I think JK will be more comfortable in just the shirt and hat. She's not fond of the hat though. This pink fleece-and-fur bunny costume took 1.5 hours to make, and cost zero dollars (my mom gave me the fabric several years ago). I made it big to fit over JK's coat, for the chilly Canadian fall/winter weather. It doesn't look like we'll have snow by tonight yet, but you never know.