Saturday, October 23, 2010
My favorite day approaches
The snout was going to be held on with straps and cover my son's mouth and nose, but I now like hanging it on the brim of a cap and having my son's face below. That will be more practical for eating and talking, I think. I wonder if we should go so far as to use face paint or makeup to help him match his costume. incidentally, what is a good colour for a carnotaurus? His toy is brown, but he liked green until he saw how much it resembled an alligator.
I figure this dinosaur will wear people-clothes, with appropriate lumps on the back - carnotaurus was a lumpy dinosaur. This way, I need only make a head - already in progress, tail and perhaps hands and feet. I have reserved a few surplus coat hangers to be bent into whatever shapes are needed. I think I can anchor a tail on my son's belt... and run a strap between his legs?
I don't have experience working with fabric -or with paper, for that matter- but perhaps that would look better. It would certain stand up to abuse better.
I think I could glue fabric to the water bottle but hadn't considered that for the paper ..hey, new idea!
It is hard to get too involved as Koreans don't really celebrate hallowe'en. I will see if my co-workers with kids have hallowe'en plans and learn if there is a party somewhere.