Sunday, October 28, 2007

This evening we took Emmylou down to City Hall for the parade to the Children's Museum where they were having the Bats N' Cats Ball. Why is she not in her Carmen Miranda costume, you ask? Well, we're having some wardrobe malfunctions with it. The hat, which is the definitive piece of the costume, won't stay on her head and if she doesn't wear it, the rest of the costume makes her look like a slutty clown. Call me crazy, but that wasn't exactly the look I was going for. I've tried moving the velcro fastener and putting ties under her chin, but nothing seems to work. I'll keep trying, but I can't make any promises that she'll show up as Carmen Miranda come Halloween night, so apologies to all who voted for that costume.

So, in desperation for a costume this evening, I grabbed the goldfish one from last year and was glad to see it still fits.



Lining up for the parade...



Riding on Daddy's shoulders for the long 2 block parade route...



Arriving at the Children's Museum...



They had musicians and jugglers/weird performers...





One of my favorite costumes we saw: King Kong--Empire State Building--Fay Wray/Jessica Lange...



Inside, playing with all the other little creatures...



Saying hello to her fellow species...



With mermaid Lizzie-- they kind of go together, right?



No party's complete without balloon animals, People!



Emmylou and Daddy checking out a real, live Stellaluna-looking bat (you can really appreciate my photography skills in this photo)...



And, Emmylou's very first tattoo. She got it from the bat people and once we put it on her, she hated it and kept trying to rub it off! We told her to remember that feeling, especially considering her daddy is in the midst of getting his tattoos lasered off. That's one adventure she can do without.

8 comments:

The Gould Family said...

Could you hot glue a headband to the headpiece? And if it needs extra security you could hot glue some elastic at the bottom of the headband to go under her throat.

What about a black swim cap? Glue the headpiece to a black swim cap and then she'll have Carmen's slick black hair too.

And waking up to read "slutty clown" is how every Monday should begin.

emmylou said...

Good ideas, Bethany. Part of the problem is that the hat is so front heavy, so maybe the swim cap would work.

I'm off to dig up my hot glue gun...

The Gould Family said...

If you're feeling really crafty, you could use a ballon that is roughly the size of EL's head and make a paper mache "wig" and then you can affix the headpiece however you want it.

The Gould Family said...

Or rather, a balloon.

emmylou said...

Have you called Martha Stewart to see if she has any job openings yet?

The Gould Family said...

If Martha called, I would die. I'm already a work-a-holic. If I worked for MS...I would kill myself to impress that woman.

rdb+mhb | nyc said...

i love the goldfish costume from last year :) (is it scary that i've been reading the blog that long but you've only recently heard of me?!) kari will vouch for me - i promise!

emmylou said...

maggie- not scary, just flattered that you'd find our day-to-day life interesting enough to read about. i'd think you might have a boring life but i know better from reading your blog!

btw, wish you could've been at kari's wedding- it was soooo beautiful and fun- just perfect. i was hoping we could meet but she said you weren't able to make it. you'll have to see the photos- kari looked gorgeous (of course)!