Ellis wanted to be a Power Ranger for Halloween. My heart broke a bit. Were we entering the realm of the store-bought, mass-media, marketing costume? And how did he even know what a Power Ranger was, anyway? Still, I had to keep the dream of the homemade costume alive. So, I made a Blue Power Ranger costume. It's weird but I'm pretty proud of it.
Since I don't really even know what a Power Ranger is, I did have to do some "research." I wanted a blend of homemade idiosyncrasy and authenticity.
I think I achieved it. Special thanks to Sarah for thrifting the foundation pieces!
And yes, we made him a sword. My feelings about that are so complicated that I can't really blog it right now. Maybe another time. . . In any case, he was pretty excited about the whole thing.
Of course, we also did the obligatory pumpkin carving (a tradition I don't enjoy personally, but I'm willing to take one for the team.)
A very good Halloween. Now I just have to get through this election, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and I'm home free. Oh, and write my NaNo novel. Easy, right?