Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Ahrrr, matey!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum...

Pardon the lack of pants. We weren't quite done the costume when the first photo was taken. And yeah, the eye patch and headscarf are plaid. Maybe he's a Scottish pirate.

True to form, upon readiness to go trick-or-treating, capturing the moment on film ("capturing the moment digitally" doesn't have quite the same ring) is all but impossible.

Pumpkin Carving 101

1. Draw faces on your pumpkins:

2. Cut a hole on the top of the pumpkin. Get someone else to scoop out the goop so that you don't get your hands dirty.

3. Have your dad cut out the faces. Watch him carefully. Supervision is key. Be willing to adjust the original cutting plan, particularly when the pumpkin is more than twice as thick as the original eye diameter.

4. Be sure to polish off the finished products. Remove any traces of marker or pumpkin slime.


Shannon said...

I think Jerry wants his shirt back ;)

Just kidding - Kai, great costume - hope you got TONS of treats :)

Beth said...

Kai looks so good. You did a great job on the costume!

Girl con Queso said...

I love it! Costume is fantastic. So are the pumpkins. You canucks know how to party!

meg said...

Aarrgghh, me hopes me jim-lad got lots of candy..argh!

(that's pirate speak)

Mary-LUE said...

Stranger here... Commented once before. The pumpkins are really cute as is the Scottish pirate. I wonder what a Scottish pirate sounds like when he says, "Arghhhh!"

Becky said...

Thanks everyone, for your sweet comments about the costume. I don't know if I ever mentioned the actual process, but it involved going to Savers (aka Value Village - why does this store have two different names?), purchasing a ruffley/frilly ladies' shirt and a suede-ish ladies' vest, and then pinning and tucking here and there, sewing up and cutting excess from some of the larger seams until it happened to fit a 40 lb human.

He liked it. My favourite part, although it doesn't show up too well in these pictures, is the eye liner beard scruff. :) He looked just like his father!

girl con queso and Mary-Lue - welcome! I'm so glad you dropped by... :)

Anonymous said...

Really, all the best costumes have no pants.