Monday, January 12, 2009

Perry the Platypus

When my now-eight-year-old decided (on short notice) that he wanted to be a certain Disney character for Hallowe'en, I discovered that the show was too new and I would have to make the costume.

I am finally getting around to posting pictures. He paid me the ultimate compliment by asking if he can wear the costume next year, too. I did not bring up the fact that his parents are giants and the likelihood of it fitting a year from now is slim.

So here is "T" as Perry the Platypus. As you can see, all those years of Method acting classes have really paid off.

The duckbill was the hardest. It took a lot of engineering and I tried to use the lightest materials possible. My downfall, however, was being short on time. I used a glue gun to stick the felt to the cardboard. I used a LOT of glue. And that stuff is heavy. Loyal to then end, my little guy insisted on wearing the bill despite its ungainly nature.

To a certain reader named "Swampy": will you contact me? I have more pictures for you and some compliments to drop in your pocket.

Here's my info: queenofthefive (at) gmail (dot) com.


JennyB said...

Having seen Captain T's costume in person, I can attest that it rocked. Very cool.

But as a bit of a threadjack, how do we readers get cool nicknames like "Swampy"? I want a cool nickname too! Wait, what if I am Swampy? Hmm... how would I know?

Melodrama Mama said...

Way to go Qofthe5! Three cheers for the glue gun!

Allie said...

Wow!! That costume rocks! My kids are so into 'Phineas and Ferb' and Ben and I don't mind watching it with them....