So we had a really long week last week due to the uninvited guest. I also put off Halloween costume making until the very last possible minute. I can't blame Swine Flu as I am a known procrastinator. Swine Flu did not help. That does not mean that I didn't have all the materials ready 6 weeks ago - I did. I had the perfect color Kona Cotton for the costume.
Aidan decided to be Perry the Platypus from the Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb. Ever seen the show? It is hilarious. Jeff and I are known to watch it when Aidan is in bed.Not only was Aidan Perry the Platypus, he was secret agent Perry the Platypus. This means he has a secret agent hat and his eyes aren't so wonky.
Now there are no playtpus costume sewing patterns so I had to wing it. I used Butterick 3238 for the costume and hood base. Piece of cake except they neglected a major step. Isn't there quality control at these pattern companies? I winged the tail. The bill was way hard to figure out. I ended up using two pieces and some elastic to hold it on to the middle of his face but, in retrospect, should have sewn it to the top of the costume and added Perry's eyes similar to his cardinal costume (scroll down).
To top off the costume, we used Aidan's Indiana Jones fedora with black ribbon around it.
Aidan LOVED the costume. A lot of the homes we went to didn't recognize him but a ton of kids and adults trick-or-treating did. Jeff leaned over to me last night as we were trick or treating and said "this is where you get your validation" in reference to an earlier sulky conversation we had (I was the sulky one). I brushed him off until I heard someone say "that is the coolest costume ever!"
I started off the evening crabby as we had to cancel a Halloween Open House due to SWINE FLU. The costume took longer than I expected. Aidan was a pill and had been for the week. However, my mom and dad came over which always helps. We snapped pictures of a squirrely Aidan fighting off Doofenshmirtz.
Mom passed out candy and Jeff, Dad, Aidan and I walked the neighborhood.
Our neighborhood is awesome. We have our own Trick-or-Treat time (night!) and houses go all out. The moon was near full, the air was crisp, we scuffed our feet through newly fallen leaves due to major wind these last few days. Houses go all out with spooky music, bonfires, and creepy decorations. One house even passed out Brain Shots to the parents similar to this recipe except with Peach Schnapps and Bailey's. It warmed us up, lightened the mood and was pretty darn fun.
We came home and had Cuban Rolls and a bunch of candy. Aidan could hardly calm down. When he went to bed, we heard Aidan singing this song before he conked out. Melody is similar to the Lone Ranger melody:
Halloween, Trick or Treat, Halloween, Trick or Treat, HalloWEEEEEN, Trick or Treat. Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, BOO!