When it comes to Halloween costumes, I hold myself to two cardinal rules:
- The costume must require as little explanation as possible.
- The costume must be warm.
The year I decided to be a dinosaur, I discovered just how versatile a men’s XXL sweatsuit is for costume making. This year — in part due to Emily’s encouragement — I’m going as a penguin. Here is a step-by-step list of how I made it happen.
First, buy your sweatsuit. This year, I managed to score a XXXL black number at Meijer in Michigan. As soon as I got it home, I demanded that Bret take a series of extremely attractive pictures of me in it.
Second, dismantle a child’s sweatshirt. The idea here is to get as many large pieces of fabric possible.
Third, cut and attach the white pieces. You want it to look like an adorable penguin belly.
Forth, use the pants to make wings. Serious, all you have to do is rip out the seams and attach the pant legs.
Voila! I’m a penguin!
What are you going to be for Halloween?