One thing I do every year is put the kids' Halloween costumes off till the last minute. This year, I bought everything early so that I might just get them done before now, but that did not happen. As of now, midnight, Halloween eve, I have Grant's costume done. He has his Peter Pan shirt, his hat, and his sword. Ben's Captain Hook costume currently includes his shirt, his overcoat, his hook, and his sword. His hat, however, is leaving much to be desired. For some reason, I thought I could make the hat by covering his winter hat with red fabric and then adding the brim by building it with wire and more fabric. Instead of a fabulous Captain Hook hat, it more resembles the Gordon's Fisherman. Or a big red pimp hat. Marty and I can't decide.
The really bad part is, Ben's overcoat is not quite up to Captain Hook standards, either. I made the red coat with the gold trim along the front, and the black belt. Although side by side with a picture, it's a dead ringer for Hook's coat, on it's own it looks like Santa Clause. My poor youngest child is going to be the laughingstock of the Pan world if I don't fix things tomorrow. Once again, on the day of Halloween, I will still be busily sewing away, trying to complete things so I don't go trick-or-treating with Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, and Gigolo Santa.