Saturday, October 25, 2008

Candy the Pirate

We’ve been working on the kids' Halloween costumes. Jake has been death for the last three years so all I had to buy him was a replacement sickle. I forced Lizzy to be a pilgrim because I made Bri an adorable pilgrim costume five years ago and I think it’s sooo cute! Bri vacillated between a pirate and a witch. We finally settled on the pirate last week.

Problem -- All the pirate costumes we found looked like Candy the Slutty Pirate. And call me prudish but I’m not comfortable having my twelve year-old look like a medieval prostitute. So, I had to make her a pirate shirt. (Which I am trying to finish before we leave in two hours for a Halloween party!) I have had to unpick seams multiple times and when I stuck myself with a pin and worried aloud about getting blood on her costume. Bri responded, “Don’t worry! That just makes it more realistic!”


Anonymous said...

We have to get our "death" a new sickle (or sword, depending on which he prefers) this year, too! Funny, funny.

I understand about not wanting to bleed on the costumes. I poked myself pretty good while making snow white's white collar. Not a good thing. I had to stop the bleeding before continuing. I didn't want it to be "realistic".

Hope you had fun at your party!

Anonymous said...

When are you digging the garden?

Life as the mother of 4 said...

No, no, no, I just sewed a costume! This doesn't mean that I'm going to start bottling food or gardening or milking cows!

Anonymous said...

No!! I said, "No, it's fine. I'll have bloodstains on my shirt!"

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