Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lovely quiet Sunday.....

This is the second day of a four day weekend....a small slice of heaven indeed.

Today was spent basically hanging around together...though Youngest has abandoned us for a sleep-over at a friend's house.

The highlight of the day was the creation of Youngest's costume for the trick or treating tomorrow evening.  A tradition that is only just appearing here in the last couple of years.  We - the man and I - were a little hesitant about this.  The difficulty is that there is a Catalan tradition of the Castanyada on the same night, and the kids prefer Halloween....I have had some comments about folks who DO NOT LIKE Halloween starting up.

However, a group of Youngest's friends went out last year, and they are going out again this year.....would be strange if the only N American in the crowd didn't go....

So the costume.

She's going as the Mona Lisa, and it is turning out quite well.  We've used an old frame and glue gunned crinkly shiny gold wrapping paper to it, cut out a shape around her head from cardboard and painted that like the background in the painting.  Eldest is going to do her best to do the makeup, erasing eyebrows and eyelashes and giving an orange-green cast to her skin.

Good fun.

2 comments:

Beth said...

And every place she goes trick-or-treating, she must smile her Mona Lisa smile!
Wonderful & original costume idea.

elpadawan said...

That's a very nice idea :). Here, no Halloween, it seems it didn't stick in Czech Republic. And apparently, it's also being slowly unfollowed in France. It was popular there a few years back, but it seems the interest faded pretty quickly...