Based on the following list of items, what do you think?
- duct tape
- wire hanger
Homemade Halloween costume or crime scene?
Photo by alancleaver
No, I don't have much of a point in today's post, but I find it giggle-worthy that common items moms use to create costumes are the same items police find at crime scenes.
Putting costumes together can put a certain type of mother, *cough* me, in a murderous mood. It's not that I lack in creativity. And no one would suggest I don't love my kids. Hey, I like Halloween--I'm all about free candy. But why does it always involve elaborate schemes in regards to the costume?
When I was young, we scrounged up old clothes from around the house and, depending on the year, went as:
- native american
- oops, I guess we already covered those!
No, we didn't have much variety, but our parents could figure out a costume in 9 minutes without having to sew anything.
So it's obvious I'm jealous--either of my kids' fancy costumes or my parents' lack of stress over this--I'm not sure.
My kids routinely want to dress up as things that involve elaborate makeup, an expensive trip to the fabric store, another expensive trip to the Halloween store for wigs, fake teeth, and other props, tricky and time-consuming hairstyles, and let's not forget face and/or body paint. Getting ready for trick-or-treating can take hours, days, weeks!
I know what you're going to say. It will be along the lines of one of the following:
- Enjoy it now. You'll miss it when they're gone.
- Buy, borrow, or rent a costume
- Make them find their costumes like you used to, from around the house.
Yeah, that's all good advice, but I know myself. After I pout and whine and kindly suggest an easy costume, I'll be making an expensive trip to the fabric store, another expensive trip to the Halloween store, and I'll be spending days, hours, and weeks fixing their hair, applying elaborate makeup, and sponging on face and/or body paint.
That's how I roll. I complain. But I do it. :)
If you're making a Halloween costume, would you mind listing the materials? Let's play a game of, describe the crime scene based on your items!
Here's mine: Wii Remote
- duct tape
- white spray paint
- box cutter
The crime scene?
Obviously, this is a victim of blackmail and torture, maybe even a murder posing as a suicide? Hmm...
Have a wonderful day!