Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Halloween Costume Planning

Trevor has decided he wants to be a knight for Halloween.  He thinks Daddy should be a blue and green dragon and Mommy should be "the girl with the pink cone on her head."  I asked him to draw some sketches so that I'd know exactly what he was picturing.  Five minutes later, he brought me two papers.  Here's his costume:


Take a close look at that shield.  We'd recently talked about what a coat of arms is.  Steve mentioned that they are based on a family's last name, and gave the example that since our last name is deRosier (French for "of the rose"), ours would probably have a rose worked into it somehow.  Then I said they often have an animal also, like a lion, that represents the family.  That's when Trevor decided his shield would feature Trouble with a rose in his mouth.

Here's his picture of Steve and my costumes:



I have no idea what made Trevor decide on a knight, damsel and dragon.  Perhaps his favorite game, Labyrinth




Or perhaps these 1970s-era Fisher Price Little People figures?


Or our modern ones?


I'm not sure.  All I know is that I have about 7 weeks to figure out how on earth I'm going to make them.  So far, Step 1 involves grey sweatpants, window screen, and black ink.  Stay tuned! 

5 comments:

  1. He sketched the costumes out amazingly! WOW!!! Awesome job trevor and good luck mom! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  2. You have your work cut out for you, he did a great job on those drawings. I love the deRosier crest!

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  3. How fun!! I can't even wait to see what they turn out like!! :)

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  4. he is so your son, lol! I love his sketches! I can't wait to see the end results!

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  5. I can hardly wait to see the completed costumes!

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