1,000 Words: Halloween 1994


These two were really good sports.  Looking back on it now, I'm not so sure they picked their Halloween costumes or if I picked for them.  I guess it doesn't really matter how we got there, what's important was the final result and it was always fabulous! I was always aiming for an exact replica in each and every costume. As I mentioned before, my mother-in-law, Doralice was the artist that brought my vision to life.  She would put in extra effort to make sure each and every detail was as close to the original as possible.  She was not as familiar with these characters as we were, but she followed our desires, studied photographs and made sure they were perfect, each and every time.

I was never too concerned about comfort.  It was much more important to me that they looked great.   I have to be honest and say that I didn't really care how the costumes felt.  Doralice worried about that and made sure they were as comfortable as possible, but if it meant changing an important visual detail, comfort was dismissed.  Looking back on it now, I probably should have been a little more considerate.   I.e.  That "collar" around Snow White's neck is actually an altered E-(Elizabethan) Collar we'd used on a dog recovering from surgery.   We even dyed Sierra's hair black for the occasion.  (Not with hair color, just the spray kind but it did take several days to wash out.)  And Pooh there... He looked adorable, but he was probably melting under all that yellow felt in the 80+ degree weather we normally experience in October.

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