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Let it be said that I love Halloween costumes, Halloween itself ... not so much. Just a few memorable ones I have created include:
*Hershey's Kiss - silver long plastic dress with Hershey's paper label for college sorority party.
*Lady bug for self & young daughter made of red stuffed felt.
*Tooth fairy for school carnival as a teacher. Fluffy tulle dress with applique tooth fairy label, tooth shaped pillow, large toothbrush wand, & wings of course. Later made one for 5 year old daughter.
*Picnic tablecloth - made for 10 year old daughter & inherited & worn by me to school many times. Consisted of red/white plastic tablecloth (draped over shoulder pads for form), hot glued with plastic plates & tableware, play food, & of course ants. Made cloth napkin bow tie with sunflowers tucked in. Worn over white long sleeved shirt & jeans.
*Carmen Miranda -took black ruffled dress from HS reunion & added brightly colored chili pepper fabric to ruffles. Bronze platform shoes. Fruit hat turban made of bright metallic fabric, fruit, flowers, ribbons. Lots of funky costume jewelry. So fun!
*Ghostbuster , dinosaur, & zorro for young Michael.
*Alien for Michael in middle school. Green sweats with extra added arms. Huge green slipper. Green cover TP roll snout.
* Mickey & Minnie mouse. Baby Mickey for infant Michael. Minnie for 2nd grade Suzy & my own Minnie for swing dance parties.
*Dorothy for Suzy Including glittery red shoes.
*Miss Understood - old yellow prom dress with sash for Suzy in HS.
*Native American for 2nd/3rd grade Thanksgiving celebrations.
*Ms Frizzle for scholastic book contest. Dinosaur fabric dress. Won complete set of Magic schoolbus books for classroom.
*50's poodle skirt etc. for Jitterbug club & school events.
Probably lots more ... will have to peruse costume closet. Likely will wear Minnie Mouse costume this year for swing club event.
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Yesterday was my first Comic-Con experience...and what an experience! Except for the, at times overwhelming, crowds I loved it. Even though my genre of comics is more the Mickey Mouse, Pickles, Zits, Baby Blues, Mutts, type I recognize quirkiness, talent, and enthusiasm when I see it. It was great fun and eye opening. I keep visualizing my now 27 year old son as a 14 year old wandering the floor, sitting at the Magic card gaming tables, watching the masquerade, and participating fully in the experience. I used to hear about it but now it all makes sense. Also must note the politeness of the crowd. Even though at times the floor was packed, non-moving, and overly warm...no one shoved , courtesies were exchanged upon inadvertent collision, and people often stepped back and invited you to pass. A courtly group.
Along those lines my favorite part of the Con was the amazing costuming. As a person with an entire closet overflowing with costumes (tooth fairy, Carmen Miranda, clown, ladybug, 50's dance outfit, Minnie Mouse, Miss Understood, 1900's ladies bathing costume, jester, and on & on & on I loved seeing the characters wandering the floor. I was amazed at the variety, detail, and talents employed. I thought sewing was a lost art but it looks as though it is still going strong! I frequently wished I had known ahead to put together something special to wear. My Mickey Mouse Crocs and backpack were just not quite up to par.

The cookie dough part? Having recently learned that my cholesterol is 2 pts above target and that oatmeal plays a role in lowering it have decided to make a huge batch of oatmeal cookie dough and stash it in the freezer for snack emergencies. ;o)

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