Now that the boring part of the post is out of the way, on to the more interesting - costuming. I was hoping that they would wear the costumes that they wore for their book parade at school. Nathan was Peter from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Will was Willy Wonka from, well, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Alas, they had no interest in making my life easy! But Nathan likes to dream big...
Nath liked the idea of The Chronicles of Narnia, so he decided to be Aslan. Thanks kid, that's an easy costume! Not to mention it's way to hot to wear a full body suit, so we decided to go simple. I had him wear a pair of brown pants, a yellow-orange shirt with a "tummy patch" (patented term), and I made him a mane and tail. I also bought face paint. For those of you familiar with my abilities, I'm only good with simple makeup on my own face and certainly do not have any drawing abilities! So I looked up some pictures on Google - where else - and found something I thought I could replicate. I'm not saying that we're winning any contests, but in my opinion it worked pretty well! And again, dear American readers, this is about as good as costumes get here, so no judging!
|So it's not The Lion King quality....|
|Pretty cute little guy|
Nope, I got to battle it out with Aslan as Jadis, the White Witch. I guess I know what my kidlets think of me! Oh well, it's always fun to play a character your nothing like, right? And for authenticity...
...would you like a Turkish Delight?
It paid off, Nathan told me I was prettier than the witch in the movie. Take that, Tilda Swinton!