I am not dressing up this year but I usually like to make all the costumes. For myself, I like to make costumes that are a play on words. One year I went as a "cereal killer". I took individual cereal boxes, stuck plastic knives in them, painted some red nail polish on them and pinned them to my clothes. Another year I was a "spelling bee". I dressed as a bee and pinned words all over.
My youngest son is dressed as a Beatle from Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. We bought a womens suit from the thrift store. I sewed on different trimmings to make it look similar to what the Beatles wore on the album cover. He added glasses and is carrying around the album cover today.
My oldest son is an auto mechanic. He hiked his pants up today, added a bowtie, nerdy glasses, and safety earmuffs. He looks like such a goof. He was going to walk in to work and act like nothing was different. Wish I could be there to see that!
Bratcat's high school sponsors Safe Halloween each year. They invite all the elementary school kids to trick or treat safely inside the school. Each club gives out candy and usually has something fun for the kids to do. She's dressed as a cat. It was a costume I made her when she was about 5 years old. Ears, wristlets, anklets, a tail and a bowtie.
Since it is a Friday, I expect we will have more kids trick or treating in our neighborhood than usual.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (19 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds
Step 2 scheduled for November 10
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp