I've been kinda creative and productive lately. I'm all domestic all of a sudden. It's interesting. In the past few weeks, I've crocheted a scarf, my first hat ever, and started on another scarf. I actually learned how to thread my sewing machine. My kid is having a homemade costume this year, along with a homemade trick or treat bag. I like the idea of my kiddo being something other than Iron-Man (TM) or The Hulk (TM). Not that there are anything wrong with those, but I just love that he does his own thing.
Also, apparently being a bumble bee is a 'girl costume'? *insert eye roll here*. We went to a few costume shops over the weekend, looking for some antennae (I wasn't sure I could make cute ones), and whenever we'd ask for a bumble bee costume, it would be some sparkly little dress. At one store, the sales guy made a kind of "hm" sound, when I said I was looking for the costume for my son. I told him "I wasn't aware being an insect was gender specific". He said "Wow, you know, that's right, but we've only got these dresses." Blerg. I make a very conscious effort to keep gender stereotypes out of our home, and I didn't want my kid to hear anyone say "bumble bees are for girls" because, wtf, that doesn't even make sense. So, things like that helped along my decision to DIY his costume this year :)
I've always loved the idea of homemade costumes, though, not the plastic-y bagged things you can buy at k-mart Maybe it's because those plastic ones are the only ones I'd get if I decided I wanted to dress up. The few years where I got to go shopping at a thrift store, and buy 'real' clothes and create a costume were always my favorites. Oh, and this will be the first year I've dressed up for Halloween since I was a kid. And we've got not one but two rounds of trick or treating planned. Fancy us.
- Music:The Beatles-I am the walrus