At some point I decided it would be easy to make his costume, including a mask made of paper mache. I think this assumption came from our little paper mache piñata project from this summer. I’m not really sure why I thought it would be no big deal.
Anyway, I’ve been acting under this assumption and purchased the paper mache clay and green paint as I had good coupons and could get them for cheap. However, I kept putting off actually making the mask--mostly because I had no idea what I was doing and didn’t really know where to begin.
Here we are the week of Halloween and I kept telling myself, “I’ve got to get this done.” Today, I realized the boys’ first Halloween event is tomorrow evening and I had absolutely no more time left to dilly-dally with this. I had looked up some how-tos on mask making and paper mache earlier in the week and this afternoon, I launched into it whole-heartedly.
Of course, I’m undertaking this little project during one of the busiest weeks I’ve had in months! What am I thinking? Oh yeah—that I’d do everything within my limited power to put a smile on my little boy’s face, even if that means taking up sculpting and mask design on short notice (ok, I understand the short notice was completely due to my own procrastination).
I probably should have just saved up the money and bought him a store costume—it would have been a lot easier and by the time this thing is all done, the store costume probably will look a lot better too, chintzy or not (I am aware that Yoda's ears are more like Dumbo's in my rendition, but there's not much I can do about it at this point).
Oh well. I will post final photos when I get it all pulled together. Wish me luck!