Monday, September 29, 2008
Since 1989 when my daughter was born every year when October rears its head I begin to think "Halloween costume". Raising a dramatic daughter raised the bar for my creativity in that elaborate costumes are needed and not just for Halloween. In our home, costumes were NOT just for Halloween. One could be Xena or Anne of Green Gables in February as easily as October. When my daughter was young this was an opportunity for me to fulfill my yearning to be creative. Her imagination was complex and together we would come up with a functional costume that looked exactly right.
Meagan has played a Mime, Harriet the Spy, Little Mermaid, Peter Rabbit and a pioneer woman. I try to add some "educational" edge to our project. When we created the "Anne of Green Gales" costumes we went to town together and looked over fabrics until we found the right material for the project just like Matthew and Ann did in the book, Anne of Green Gales.
Each year though I grouse I look forward to working with my daughter in designing the look that represents the character she's to be.