There are lots of scary things in this world and on Halloween, one of them is clothes that don’t fit. I hate it, the kids hate it.
This year the boys were Ron Weasley, Prof Snape and a boy who wasn’t sure he wanted to dress up anymore but wore all blacks clothes and allowed me to call him a shadow anyway. We went to a thrift store and nabbed a few great things, one of which was a black grad gown which I took up, sewed a Gryffindor badge onto the front of and a wand pocket into.
For Snape (Professor Snape, Harry), we found two terrible dresses that I used the sides from, and sewed them to one of the backs to make a fairly well-billowing cloak. Add obligatory house badge on printable paper plus wand pocket and voila!
Husband’s plans change often so I hadn’t put much thought into a costume suggestion for him as I didn’t think he’d be in town. Twin Peaks to the rescue!
For myself, I had decided to dress as Barbie when she had a rock band, but those costumes are few and far between. I found some silver nylon and made a shirt with it, and a sequined top which would be great for Barbie’s skirt if only I could make it work. It sewed the arm-holes closed and opened up the shoulders, then zig-zagged every other part of it as the sequins dropped off with every tiny movement and given how lackadaisical I’ve been with holiday treats this year, small movements don’t begin to cover it. And then I sewed the shirt-made-skirt onto the silver top because it had actually fallen off my pink legginged-ass at another party, which was fine – all is fair in love and war and corn dogs, but obvs a late-night party is a different story and a dress would preserve my modesty. Anyhoo, add a wide purple belt into the mix plus a pink zip-up number and Barbie was on her way to a reunion with the band!