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Not ready for Halloween

October 11, 2016
By Betsy Bethel - Editor , OVParent

It's already October, and my daughter (10) has yet to decide what she wants to be for Halloween. This makes me nervous! In past years whatever she imagined, I have been able to make happen, usually a no-sew costume just in the nick of time.

In recent years, she's been a mummy (strips of white sheets steeped in tea and Stitch-Witcheried to a shirt and hat), a surfer dude (a cardboard surfboard and Goodwill to the rescue for boy's trunks and surfer T-shirt) and a narwhal (gray hooded sweats with a horn made from a trimmed foam noodle wrapped in masking tape).

Time is ticking, though, and she may have to resort to pulling something out of the dress-up box. Now that's she's older, perhaps if she wants a costume to magically appear, it's time she learn to conjure it herself! Happy Halloween!


After some discussion, Emma has decided to be Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter books/movies. We're so excited to make this happen! I ordered fake long blonde hair for her yesterday. She already has several wands from which to choose. Now I need radish earrings (which will be tricky considering she doesn't have pierced ears), a cork necklace (she can make that), and an outfit. The question now is: Does she want to be school uniform, fancy or casual Luna? I usually don't dress up anymore but have decided to be either Professor Trelawney or Rita Skeeter. Let the fun begin!



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