Best part of the day most times, is that moment when you either have all your daily responsibilities met or have decided they can wait until tomorrow. It’s the time you get to put your feet up, relax with family, read a book, or watch a favorite show. Whatever floats your boat. Yesterday, my ‘feet up moment’ was upon crawling into bed at 12:55 AM! That is technically today which would mean I’ve already had my ‘feet up moment’ for today!!!
The making of my granddaughter’s Halloween costume was the reason for the late night. When my girls were younger, we lived in base housing and Halloween was a HUGE event – lots of kids, lots of candy, lots of costumes and such fun. My girls were also attending a Catholic school so regardless of when Halloween fell in the week, the next day was All Souls/Saints day and there was no school! They really hit the jackpot. I loved the process of watching them decide what they would be that year and then gathering our materials and creating those memorable costumes. Many witches, many princesses, many dancers – one year each was a main character from Wizard of Oz, another year a stuffed Care Bear costume hit the Halloween runway (note: we were living in Hawaii at the time and a stuffed fur costume was not the best option for comfort factor). This year, Elsa (from Frozen) is the costume of choice, and not just for my granddaughter. It seems to be the costume of choice for many, many girls out there. Enough so that Joann Fabric no longer has enough of the perfect blue and perfect snow flake material for creating this impressive gown! After many trips to all the fabric stores in driving distance (Geez Louise!), we have made some unique design choices in order to put it all together. A moment of panic occurred upon realizing we did not have, nor could we find, an Elsa wig. Given the love of Halloween in our home, Ari’s Aunties were on it! Creativity being an integral part of their characters, an impressively handcrafted Elsa wig was quickly assembled and photo sent for approval! I was not surprised and extremely pleased and once again reminded of how often it does indeed take a village.
As of 12:55 this morning, only the finishing touches are necessary, hemming and trimming!! (Hallelujah). Another Elsa will hit the sidewalks in style come Friday evening!
We know lots of you have your own favorite Halloween costumes either from your own childhood or possibly from your children’s. Please share any stories of Best Halloween Ever- whether costume related or party related or candy related or something else related (which of course sounds VERY interesting)! -M
Pictures would be amazing!!!