This week, I made two superhero-style capes using a fantastic and generous tutorial by Puking Pastilles. She sells fun, safe, classic costuming gear for girls and boys in her Etsy shop too! One cape is for my youngest nephew, and one is for my son.
The pattern and instructions on Puking Pastille's blog are far superior to the pattern I purchased from a well-known pattern company. (I'm ripping seams out of that one to re-use the fabric somehow.)Add the sword and the candy-collecting bag (with reflective stripes) that I made him, and we're ready for Friday night!Stay tuned for Halloween pictures! My son has envisioned the following scenario: he will be a knight with a cape, armor, and a sword. My husband will dress like a dragon for the knight to slay, and I have been told that I will be a princess to rescue. Obviously, our son is at the age where gender roles are concrete, and Daddy is a rival. Before parenthood, we believed gender roles were taught. It's quite an awakening to see how inherent many ideas are.