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Topic: Princess Peach Costume - Satan's Satin Strikes Again  (Read 3948 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009 04:02:38 PM »

Thanks, both of you!  The costume was a great success for trick or treating last night, although my husband took her to his grandparents' neighborhood, where the average age is MUCH older than the average age of anyone who has played a Mario game... So no one knew she was Princess Peach except the kids at the restaurant where we went to eat dinner... lol
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2009 07:04:02 PM »

I LOVE that costume - I knew exactly what she was in the thumbnail!

why would anyone ever buy a halloween costume?

No time? Not enough money? Not enough sewing skill? Disability? Kids who prefer store-bought?

Lots of us were raised on store-bought costumes and are none the worse for wear. I don't know why we can't ooh and ahh over the gorgeous handmade ones without putting down those who buy costumes for one reason or another.
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009 09:02:18 PM »

There are lots of reasons to buy store-bought costumes.  I think the tone of the question was more, "If you CAN make a costume, why wouldn't you?", which is how I took it.

My mother is a wonderful seamstress.  When I was growing up, she always made our costumes.  Making was usually cheaper, since she was thirfty.  She worked full time, too, and always made time.  It was something important to her, so of course she made time.  There were years when we begged for store bought costumes and she positively refused to buy them for us.  Because that is who my mother was, that is how I am.  (I have an awesome mom, so I'm pretty much fine with being her when I grow up.)  I don't put down people who do not have the ability, for one reason or another, to make a costume.  But to me it is important enough to make my child's costume that I make the time, I set aside the money, and I feel lucky every day that she would rather have mine than one from a store.  And I wonder, in the back of my head, about those friends of mine who CAN sew, but DON'T, why it isn't important to them the way it is to me.  I admit this.  It's probably snobbery, pure and simple.  But it's part of who I am, this love affair with crafting, and my child, mixed together.
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