So, we don't do Halloween here in Australia.
But in the last few years; each year it seems my children are attending parties that have a Halloween theme. Different from how it is in other countries; just invited kids together on the one premises, and no door-knocking and begging the neighbours for food, thank goodness. This kind of Halloween is acceptable to me.
But still requiring a costume.
So true to form Tim informs me on Friday (the day before the party) that he wants to go as Harvey Two-Face, the character from Batman who has one half of his body all acid-burnt and crazy and evil, whilst the other half is a neat, respectable looking business man. Can I make a half-and-half suit and shirt set fitting the brief in, like, 24 hours??
Hehehe; funny. Oh. You're serious? Oh, well, no! sorry. Superpowers, I have not.... But I could possibly divide up two old suits and shirts and splice them together....? So it was off to the op-shop. Naturally, Friday was a public holiday in Perth... oh, did you know, we've had a VIP in town?? Yeees, so almost everything was shut, but a bit of phoning around informed us that the op-shops in the CBD were open that day. So in we went. Entering Good Sammy's I immediately scanned the clientele; hoping against hope to catch sight of Her Majesty... maybe checking out the hat and bag sections? ... but (sigh) she must have already been in and cleaned up before us because there wasn't much of a selection.
But we did manage to score some rather paltry bits and pieces.
Bit of butchering and slashing and fudging together later...
It was all a bit mashed together; of course nothing slotted together easily and needless to say there are no HongKong finishes!, and I couldn't help thinking if only I had had a bit more time and if Spotlight had been open I felt could have had some fun and done something really wild and funky with the "evil" side, but we did the best we could with limited time and resources. And I was pretty chuffed that he got the Best Costume award!!
Later edit; yup, he did put horrible blotchy red and pink make-up on the evil half of his face later on... so dya reckon he is sufficiently supervillain-ous?