After that family night, we sent our haiku creations to the “not living at home” siblings and had them choose their favorites. For the next week we’ll do a real countdown leading up to the family favorite on Halloween. Here are a few of the “practice” ones that didn’t receive as many votes. Feel free to add your own poems to the comments!
Costume Idea: Capes
Over the years we’ve made several capes for costumes, so I was kind of disappointed I had to sew two new ones this year! We had one with red lining, but there is a difference between a vampire cloak and a super hero cape.
That cape was lined and had a collar, but all of the rest of our capes were quite simple. This green one was just a serged square of cloth with a button and button hole carefully positioned. The first year it debuted as some sort of monster.
And the next year it adorned a friendly pirate.
Instead of a button and button hole, our blue cape has a couple of ties in that same position. Here’s our green pirate’s buddy, the blue pirate!
We also have a plain black cape. One year it completed a Darth Vader costume.
The wonderful thing about a cape is you don’t need anything else to create a Halloween costume, although brandishing a light saber in addition to the cape can’t hurt!