Halloween 2009: the costumes
Each year, I vow to go low key. Then Addison comes to me with a particular request, and, well, I just have to see if I can try it. At what other point in my life will I have the chance to dissect an umbrella to make bat wings (Halloween 2008), or hunt around for the perfect trash can to house a sweet little R2D2? Exactly.
Here are the results from this year:
In the end, R2D2 wasn’t nearly as difficult as I had imagined. One trash can, some castoff styrafoam packaging, the boys’ handmade drawings, a few buttons, window screen, (and only one second-degree burn on my hand from the glue gun) and we were good to go.
For Jackson’s magician costume, I whipped out the bowtie and cumberbund the night before.He’s been practicing his coin and removable-thumb tricks for weeks.
Preston, thankfully, was gracious enough to request the old soldier standby, a costume we received from good friend Jared several years ago. Phew.
And Asher was completely content with his bargain-hunt giraffe costume. He actually smiled each time we slid that giraffe hood on him. A natural at this costuming business. Halloween success.