03 November 2010

My Cowgirl



Someone in my office gave her the Stetson last year; from it sprang a Halloween costume. We found cowboy boots at a consignment shop, and the black & white western-styled flannel shirt at Target. Jeans, bandanna, white undershirt, and horse were already on hand. The only thing I had to do was make the chaps; I cobbled them together using ultrasuede scrounged from my local costume shop and by looking at pictures on the intertubes. The only thing missing is a pair of six-shooters. They are more trouble to come by than they were worth.

At some point during the day, before we went out trick or treating, she called up and tried to borrow her grandmother's neighbor's horse. Grandma was supposed to tie the horse to the car, and drive it over to our house. Or something. Needless to say, that didn't happen.

Hope you had a nice Halloween and that all of the remaining candy has been distributed to the vultures in your office.

18 comments:

FreshHell said...

I love it!

slow panic said...

candy? what candy? just because all the candy is gone does not mean i ate the majority of it. does not.

painted maypole said...

Cowgirl up!

Life in Eden said...

we still have WAY too much candy.

we did cowboy one year -- much as you did. we ditched the chaps though and just made do with jeans. I looked for some cap guns or something, but you are right, couldn't find any at WalMart or such. Funny now I see them all the time at drug stores. We made a lasso instead.

Glad your holiday was fun!

YourFireAnt said...

She's adorable. Whatever she wears.

T.

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Cute! And how convenient to have a costume shop so handy.

Mental P Mama said...

Priceless. And that pumpkin is a beauty, too!

Kyla said...

Yeehaw! Our Halloween was kind of a bust this year.

allison said...

I love homemade, cobbled-together costumes. The exact opposite of ours this year. Oh well, they still looked cute.

Julia said...

Shoot. (heh heh)

We have six-shooters. With holsters. Wish I'd known.

Next time you need a fake weapon, ask. We have quite an armory.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Didn't think of giving the candy away at work. Excellent idea. I go forthwith.

Rima said...

I admire her pluck. And her very awesome chaps.

toquegirl said...

I love, love, love homemade costumes. Original, fun, and way way cooler than store bought.

That being said, I bought Chaos's at a garage sale this year, but when the dust (from baby2) settles, I will be right back to sewing our costumes.

I already know what we're going as next year. Hallowe'en geek much?

nonlineargirl said...

I can now add to the list of sentences I never thought I'd utter: Nice chaps!

Jody said...

Looks great! Isn't the internet amazing? It's a total boon for homemade costume ideas. I LOVE those sewers and their willingness to share pattern alteration ideas....

Patois said...

What gumption, going for that horse!

liz said...

That is an excellent costume!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That's pretty much the same outfit my son wore to preschool for a year when he was 4!