10 December 2009

School Concert Costume Time

Spud was pretty hesitant to try it on at first. "OK, but don't laugh at me" he warned. Which was a bit alarming because I don't think we do a lot of that. When we got to the concert though and he saw all his other little penguin buddies running around he couldn't get the costume on fast enough. "Hurry, hurry!" he scolded.

One little girl must have thought it was pretty special also because she was chasing him around the stage trying to pick him up [she is much smaller than him] and give him a big hug. This went on for 10 minutes before the show started. I asked him about it after the concert "No, she's never done that before". We didn't anticipate the chick-magnet qualities of the costume at all. That was just a bonus, I guess.

·My black hoodie with arms rolled way up
·Scrap piece of white faux fur for the tummy [which we will repurpose later]
·Yellow baseball cap for the beak [which we thankfully already had]
· One Styrofoam ball cut in half for the eyes [plus buttons and sundries]

That's it! I loosely tacked the fur onto the hoodie so it would be easy to take off later. Hubs carefully constructed the eyes and sewed them onto the hood ... he has way more patience than I do.