Thursday, November 1, 2007

Cost Less Costume

Marguerite was a fairy at Sister's party/sale. I spent less than a dollar (exactly PhP55 actually, but I still have lots of extra tulle, so technically much less than that) for the entire costume. It consisted of a pair of purple wings, which we got from my Mom's cousin's store (they actually cost Php100, but she insisted on giving it to Marguerite), pink and purple tutu (just because I've been dying to make the no-sew kind), her own cream-colored onesie with purple dots, her own tights, the tiara that Sister made for her birthday, and the toy wand which she got as one of her presents from Lola Jane last Christmas (How very fortunate that the thing was purple and pink too!). Basically, I had to spend for the tutu, a yard for each color, plus a pink ribbon (would you believe that I didn't have pink or purple ribbon in my stash? They were all earth colors.).
We don't celebrate Halloween, but I confess about searching for a place where Marguerite can go on her first trick or treat. It's not really part of our culture, but Filipinos are quick to adopt a fun custom. Anyway, all that candy!!! But I did want to bring Marguerite trick or treating. I have this memory of opening the door one Halloween in California to a group of kids plus a couple of adults and they had a really cute toddler with them dressed as a Dalmatian puppy. There was another group with two moms and their babies also dressed in costumes. The kids were so adorable. When I gave birth to Marguerite, I was very excited to do something like that with her. Unfortunately, trick or treat here only happens in exclusive subdivisions and malls. I thought the malls would be a possibility, but most of them require the kids to be at least three years old. I guess we'll try again next year. Sister and I do throw an October 31st costume party yearly for our cousins, but that's different.
Anyway, the plan was I was going to make a Pebbles Flintstone costume (a simple shift from an old brown skirt adorned with spots from black velvet pants that I've never used, the belt coming from the same material; bone hair tie made of cardboard, club from wadded up mixed paper, both to be painted to appear more realistic - because Pebbles is real, drily) for mall trick or treat and the fairy costume for the party, but we ended up just doing fairy. Side note: you'll find out tomorrow which bed time tale character I came as. I'm waiting for the other pics. Paging Lalab and Chit. Time to update your Friendster photo gallery, lol.:)
Here are some pics of my little fairy: (for the nth time, that paper structure behind her isn't a sari-sari store, it's a WISHING WELL!!! and yes, I made it, lol)

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Marmee said...

You have an absolute doll baby!! I bet her wings show even when she doesn't wear the purple ones!!

spinninglovelydays said...

what a lovely comment, marmee! thank you. :)

Susan said...

Hi, Ivy. Your kid is so cute! But whatever happened to your little baby? She's grown so much!

Hugs to you!

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Susan. I know. They grow up so fast. That's why we should enjoy each moment with them. Each stage is so fleeting! Hugs to your adorable Lindsay too! Thanks for stopping by.:)


Margaret said...

How precious! You are truly blessed.=)

spinninglovelydays said...

Thank you, Margaret. What a nice thing to say. :)

maf said...

midge is so precious...and truly growing up so fast and more adorable each day. kudos to her mom! ahem...:=)