My eldest son school is putting on a production of the Wizard of Oz in the spring and they have asked me to help design and build costumes. I am very lucky, because I got to pick the characters I wanted to work on- and of course they are all the dark and complicated ones: The Witch, the flying monkey and the witch guards. I will also be doing Glinda- the "good" witch-
I love doing fantasy pieces and it will be a fantastic challenge to make all these on a very limited budget- but I'm up for it! I love a good winter long project to get me through the darkening days.
Speaking of which, our days are starting to shorten and Halloween is coming. The boys have settled on costume ideas- Henry wants to be Sweeney Todd and Jack wants to be a Warrior. He saw this crazy battle ax and he was inspired. Henry has been singing Sweeney Todd since we saw the movie last winter-He will be a very "over the top" Mr Todd, I'm sure.