Transformation

transformation
My son – transformed into a part of Star Wars

Transformation is not a word we normally associate with Halloween, but I realized that’s exactly why we love Halloween. For one evening, we get to transform ourselves into someone else.

My life has transformed quite a bit this last year. My kids are in a different school situation, which of course has become a whole new situation for me too. My life is filled with lots of new people and places and some days it is exhilarating and others just plain overwhelming.

I haven’t dressed up for Halloween since I was my daughter’s age, because it is so much work to come up with an IDEA for a costume, and then more work to actually put the thing together. We are invited to a costume party where adults have to dress up too, so no chickening out for me this year. And once I got into it, especially this year, I realized I love the idea of transforming into someone else.

Just for fun, or if you are looking for easy DIY ideas, check these out.

  1. Pinterest (for inspiration of course!
  2. Some kid and adult ideas
  3. Crochet ideas amongst some knitting
  4. And, a simple DIY video to help you transform your best LBD and boots, if you so choose. This almost became my costume, but I asked everyone to vote on Facebook, and another idea got the vote…

And the idea that won the vote this year – Katniss Everdeen. I have the shirt, the skinny jeans, the boots and the long hair for a true Katniss braid. Now back to the knitting so it’s done in time for me to transform. Photos to come as soon as it’s done!

 

6 thoughts on “Transformation

  1. Kit Dunsmore

    Do you have a bow? It will help sell it for sure, even without arrows…

    Great insight, too, about what is wonderful about Halloween. We get to transform without all the heavy inner work (although the outer work can be pretty daunting) and it’s only temporary — we don’t have to worry that might not like the new us.

    Have a great time at the party.

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