Have I ever said how much I loathe making costumes? Well I do. With a passion. A note came home last week to inform us of the fun filled day planned on the last day of school which requires the children in Missy’s class to dress up as mini beasts…..yay. That yay is sarcastic.
Whenever these things come up I immediately consult Pinterest as I am seriously devoid of any creativity when it comes to costumes. With Missy looking over my shoulder we looked at scores of cute lady bird and beautiful butterfly costumes, none of which appealed. The girly decided she wanted to be a bee. Better than a snail or a slug or a spider. She wanted nothing fancy mind you. No dresses or skirts. An outfit that allowed her to still play tennis at lunch time and was comfortable for the whole day. Out of all the pictures we looked at she kept coming back to this one.
So a Flash Back Skinny T in a rather hideous shade of yellow combined with some ric rac sewed on in stripes was whipped up and the top half was complete.
But what for the bottoms? “I’d like something a bit long, but not all the way long”. Enter O&S Sailboat pants. With a couple of bee-ish details to make them look the part.
A crappy 21st birthday headband with yellow pompoms for antennae and the bee look was almost complete.
Wings? “Well I don’t know. Let me think about wings for a while”. Sure take your time….