Reggie wants a costume for Halloween. He's been begging me to make him something. Preferably, something scary.
So I let him have an old square of muslin for a sheet, and added a little glaring eye. "How's that?" I asked.
"Not nearly frightening enough" he answered. "Besides, I want a real costume."
So I let him try on Peg's faded old witch hat. "Witches are extremely scary," I assured him, but he wasn't impressed.
"I look like Gandalf", he complained. "When I say 'scary' I mean 'really scary'."
So I got out my sewing supplies and cut a little mask out of burlap. I appliqued a pair of scary eyes on, and a grey nose. I rolled little fabric "bolts" for the side.
"How's that?" I asked, as he tried it on. I think it looks like a cross between Scarecrow and the Elephant Man, but he didn't seem to care.
"It's perfect!" he said. "How did you know I've always wanted to be a monster?" He practiced his best monster grimaces (but the monster walk is a little hard for skinny wire legs).
"Now that's scary."