What with the onslaught of winter (yes, I said “WINTER”; we had SNOW yesterday) and the sudden upsurge in spending on the gas (in the summer I can get by on £5 a MONTH; winter? it’s around £150 a month), it turned out that I couldn’t afford to buy the kids the costumes they wanted for Halloween. As you can imagine, they got quite upset, until I brought up the option of making a costume out of things they already had.
(Honestly, if I’d thought about it ahead of time, I could have easily crocheted them entire costumes. It would have taken a good chunk of my time, but it wouldn’t have been hard. Unfortunately, I simply didn’t think of it until the last minute.)
Lexi said that she wanted to be Frankenstein. She didn’t really have the clothes for it, but what with it being so cold, anything she wore was going to be covered up by a coat anyway – and she happens to have a GREEEN coat!
So I offered to crochet her a choker and hat so that she looked like she had the bolts on the side of her neck and short, dark hair like Frankenstein is usually pictured with.
As you can see, she was quite happy with what she ended up with. 🙂
She’s already said that she wants to save them and use them next year. If she’s seriously wanting to use it again, I think I might make her an entire “Frankenstein” costume – but a size or 2 bigger, so that she can layer clothes underneath it.
But hey – not TOO bad for a last-minute idea!