Costuming the Small Ones

Thomas costume (sm)

We painted and stenciled and duct taped until it was reasonably held together.  Then I wrestled the Kid into a pair of overalls so we could test our Thomas out.

Just as we pulled out the back gate though, Sweet Husband noticed, "Ah!  We forgot to put a stack on him!"  

Gosh darn it.

Fortunately, we have a spare oatmeal canister, some extra paint, and a few days still to recitify the problem.  Also, the Kid has no clue, so even if we don't get around to it, it's no biggie.

Also, I think we may need some hot glue.  Because, despite these pictures, we discovered that our Thomas could use some structural reinforcements.  But isn't that half the fun of Halloween?

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Ginny Halloween

This little doll-face's costume, on the other hand, is perfect in every way.  Her mama--a friend of mine who asked me to take these pictures--made every bit of it, except for the wings.  I am informed that her antenae may need repairs after our romp in the park, but isn't that tutu adorable?

She's not just any butterfly, as she would proudly tell you, she's a monarch butterfly.

Can you tell I like this Halloween costuming bit?  Just a little?