It was a pretty affordable costume... I think I put out about $7.50 for the yarn and duct tape. I was very pleased that people were so surprised that the white stripes were my own handiwork.
Fueled by my apparent success, I suddenly found myself a font of ideas. Really corny ones. So if you're trying to figure out what to dress up as this weekend and have an aversion to store-bought costumes, I'm gonna give you a few of these babies for free. So reach for the antacid and revel in my phosphorescent wit...
If you like wearing pink, you could be a flamingo or (thank you, sis!) the gum on the bottom of your shoe. I was able to fashion a beak out of construction paper, tape, a hole-punch, and some ribbon. For the gum, tie a shoe to your head. Both of these assume you are wearing everything pink you can obtain.
Wrap yourself in plastic wrap and call yourself a bubble.
Or wear a white sheet, perhaps a white pillow on your head, and throw balled-up socks or white shopping bags at people. When they become angry with you, tell them you are the abominable snow man.
It gets worse. Start with a black, hooded cape (or white sheet) and add a utility belt, hold a wrench, or wear a badge, and possibly a police hat. Then call yourself 'Spectre Gadget. I can hear the groans now. But I would totally do it.
Or how about this one: A witch costume, a rubber chicken, and a bottle/bag of sand. Chicken sandwitch. Or, if you wish, wear a fish. Fish sandwitch.
Speaking of fish, I was determined to get someone to wear my fish hat. So I gave the poor victim a grass skirt and a bit of hot pink bling, and stuck the fish on her head... Fish Bait. (She's al-lure-ing!)
I'm gonna stop that now. I'm beginning to feel ashamed.
It's kinda nice that I'm starting to knit up enough accessories in these blues and greens that I can coordinate my cold-weather gear. Peacock, anyone?
I also knit up the new Brambles beret for a friend. It's a fun little knit, and had some of the fun catharsis of blocking lace. Forget that I fumbled and bumbled my way through the blocking of this hat.
Anyway, have a great, safe, and corny weekend.