Thursday, November 1, 2007

What is this glorious holiday?!

Amidst the whirlwind of painting, building, problem-solving, and mild nervous breakdowns that is The Wizard of Oz, we couldn't forget Hudson's "first" Halloween. Sure, he's lived through two already but this was the first one where he really got to be a part of the festivities. It took him a few blocks to get the the hang of the whole "ring the doorbell, say 'trick-or-treat', hold out your bag, say 'thank you' and walk away" routine. But he was in awe of the whole process and the growing assortment of candy in his bag. The ensuing sugar wave took him from a high high to a quick low and he ended up passed out in daddy's arms before we could get him home.

I decided to make his costume this year and had grand visions of intricate details and fine craftsmanship. With all the crazy theatre stuff going on this week, though, my big plans gave way to a quick paint job that wasn't even totally dry when I slipped the costume over him.

I'm fairly new to the sewing machine so I was happy to find this easy tutorial for his hat. And the pumpkin body, well, as long as you remember to leave arm, neck, and leg holes, it's hard to go wrong when just sewing a giant circle.

Oz opens in two days so, no matter what, I have to put the paint brushes down in about 48 hours and just sit back and enjoy the show. Just hope I can stay awake for it :)

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