My nephew Boo Boo still enjoys having his Nana (Mommy) and Aunt Missy (me) make his Halloween costumes. He always comes up with the idea for what he wants to be and then leaves it up to us to create it.
A few years ago he went as a Union soldier where I made a kepi hat, belt buckle, and jacket and sized down a belt. I also found a white dress shirt since I knew it was something he liked. I didn’t make or alter pants because part of his school uniform included navy blue slacks. Little did I know that this costume would set the stage for future costumes.
year Mommy and I made him into the Mayor from Tim
This year Boo Boo told us that he wanted to be a leprechaun so off to the thrift store we went. He’s grown a lot this last year so we purchased another white dress shirt. Then we altered/ created short pants, a jacket with tails, a bow tie, and a top hat.
The most difficult part is that we live just over 1,000 miles apart and make these costumes for him without proper measurements and of course without fittings. This year he called, just a couple of days ago, thanking us for his costume and letting us know that it fits perfectly. Unfortunately Boo Boo’s mother isn’t that great at taking pictures of him in his costume (or sending copies to us when she actually does take a picture). We also joked about how he chooses and we create costumes that utilize a white dress shirt, a suit jacket, slacks, and a hat.
I do hope that I get a picture of him this year especially since I don’t know how many more Halloween’s he will want us to make his costumes.