I left BlogHer vowing to do more video. I know not everyone is crazy about watching videos, but one of the things I learned in New York is that my voice is one of my most distinctive features. The only way to incorporate that part of me into the blog is to do video.
Of course since making that vow I’ve let a lot of things get in the way and had not followed through. Also? It is really hard to come up with ideas of things to vlog about. Then last week I saw that Mama Kat is going to start providing weekly vlogging prompts, similar to what she does with Writer’s Workshop. I think this is the perfect opportunity to make good on my promise.
This week’s prompts were all about Halloween. I decided to answer the question, “If you had to dress up for Halloween this year, what would you wear?”
Directions for making a Mabel costume:
I wanted a sweater, but since I couldn’t find one that was both large enough and affordable I decided to go with a sweatshirt. I picked a font for the letters in Word, and then I printed the letters I needed and cut them out to make a template. I used sparkly felt for the letters, which I glued to the sweatshirt with fabric glue. I bought a strand of battery operated Christmas lights. I used a seam ripper to cut tiny holes in the sweatshirt, which I then pushed the lights through. I sewed the lights to the shirt to prevent them from falling out. I paired it with a knee length skirt (that you can’t see in the video) I made from a bright colored fabric and elastic. Tonight I’ll add a headband and be ready for trick or treating with the kids.
Do you dress up with your kids for Halloween? What is one of your favorite all time Halloween costumes? More importantly, have you seen the show mentioned in the video? Do you love it as much as I do? Or are you just cray cray? (You’ll only get that if you’ve actually seen the show.) (And now you will HAVE to watch it so you can get the joke.)