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!