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!
Halloween Costume Planning
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about kids crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She is the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?" and does freelance writing and designing.
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He sketched the costumes out amazingly! WOW!!! Awesome job trevor and good luck mom! :):):):):):):):):):):)ReplyDelete
You have your work cut out for you, he did a great job on those drawings. I love the deRosier crest!ReplyDelete
How fun!! I can't even wait to see what they turn out like!! :)ReplyDelete
he is so your son, lol! I love his sketches! I can't wait to see the end results!ReplyDelete
I can hardly wait to see the completed costumes!ReplyDelete