About a month ago I received a Halloween costume catalog and I flipped through it to get some ideas for the Tiny Dancer. I came across some Yo Gabba Gabba costumes and showed them to her, excited to see if she would pick out a favorite. She liked seeing the costumes but I don’t think she understood my questions asking her which costume was her favorite. Even if she had picked a favorite, the smallest size was still way too big for her so I knew that I had to take a different approach to Hallween this year.
This Halloween is probably the last year that I will be choosing the Tiny Dancer’s costume so I chose something that I thought the both of us would approve of – Hello Kitty! But not nouveau pink Hello Kitty – I mean original 1974 red and blue Hello Kitty. The clothing part of the costume is pretty straight forward – white shirt, blue jumper, red bow. Red bow! There are so many ways to convey the giant red bow. I’m deciding between a headband with a bow and painting the Tiny Dancer’s face, a Hello Kitty hat or a giant Hello Kitty “bonnet” so to speak. Either way, it’s going to be DIY as I want to make the costume for her. I think I’m leaning toward making a giant bonnet the only real issue is whether she will keep something on her head! I’ll keep you posted with how the progress goes and show you how I make the costume.