Sunday, July 15, 2012

Halloween in July

This past week was "Holiday" week at my daughter's summer camp.  Each day they celebrated a different holiday.  The kids colored Easter eggs, made gingerbread houses and wore Halloween costumes.  It was a very fun and tiring week. As a parent it was hard to keep track of what was needed each day. LOL

For Halloween day my daughter made her own costume.  The day had finally come where I did not have to track down a costume at a store! I have a HUGE box full of stuff in my garage to use for Halloween or any costume party, yet we always buy a costume.

When I found out that she wanted to be Katniss from The Hunger Games I had mixed emotions.  The Hunger Games is about killing.  It is also about survival and a sister's love so deep for her family that she would do whatever it took to protect them. With that positive thought in mind, I agreed to the costume. I left my daughter alone to create.She made her arrows (painted the wood, used duct tape to attach the feathers and styro foam for the tips).  She used a box we had and covered it in red duct tape to carry her arrows. Her bow was made out of duct tape and a rubber band. Her "props" were completed and now the clothes were left.
She would need to wear black. This was another part of  the costume that I was not 100 percent crazy about.  It was at that moment that I turned into my own mother.  My mother NEVER let me wear black!  Somehow, though, at seven in the morning on Halloween day, I found myself cutting the sleeves off of one of my own black t-shirts so that my daughter could wear it as part of her costume.  (Long sleeves in 100 degree plus heat would not do.  It is a wonder she survived in the boots & jeans)

So that is the story of how the Katniss costume came out.  I am so proud that she thought of all the "crafting" techniques on her own.  I am so glad that I did not have to buy a costume and that she used her imagination. Can you tell that I am just a little bit proud of my one & only special girl?

I can't end the post without mentioning that she has read all three of the books by Suzanne Collins.  I have heard it is an excellent series.  I hope to read them myself someday.  I hope that you all have a magical week & thanks for stopping by!


  1. Go mom! And Congrats on your daughter knowing what she wanted and taking the lead. It does make you proud. Great job to both of you!

  2. Brenda, your daughter did a fabulous job with her costume! And isn't it nice to not be in charge, of everything!

  3. Cool costume! New follower from Musings of an Imperfect Mom


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