With Halloween just around the corner I’ve been musing about children’s costumes recently
Before the ‘big move’ I sent my daughter to a school who’s PTA were somewhat lacking in imagination. Not only did I lose count of the number of fancy dress days she was required to take part in, I also exhausted the dressing up box by the end of the second term….
Now, there are four types of costume mums out there….
- The ones who go all out with the sewing machine in a bid to outdo each other
- The ones who go all out with the wallet in a bid to outspend each other
- The (arguably sensible ones) who send their children in the same spiderman/Disney princess outfit every time regardless of theme (Yes spiderman is from a nursery rhyme, yes Cinderella is a farm animal).
- And us slummies….. who want to make something spectator yet cost efficient and inevitably the night before following 3 glasses of wine
Thankfully I’ve only had two glasses of the old Rose this evening,
Why go out to buy a costume?(that means washing your hair) £20 for what is basically a pillowcase made of polyester, with stitching which you just know will unravel after its first wash, when you have a wardrobe (wash basket) full of kids clothes….. ?
Back in the dark ages, when Ed the duck brought us quality TV shows from the broom cupboard, we thought nothing of prancing about in dads old shirts with a tea towel on our head…. and neither will our children. Here are some examples from our family collection……. Can you spot
The pillow case
The tea towel