Every year the kids get invited to a Halloween party at a friends' place and every year we scramble at the last minute for dessing-up ideas (I've never been into makeup or costumes, so the kids have to come up with the lot themselves I'm afraid.)
This year it was more fun, and it's all thanks to our neighbour Fifi. She gave us a copy of her new book, Ghoulish Get-Ups (the kids were thrilled to help out with a spot of last-minute modelling), and ever since, they've been poring over the photos, studying each costume idea carefully and drawing their own designs. (This year we had a zombie with ripped clothes and a black cat. Arlo was going to be a witch to accompany Keira but had a last-minute change of heart.)
We're lucky enough to live next door to writer, artist and crafter extraordinaire, Fifi Colston and her family. (When we first moved in, Fifi showed me her attic filled with beautiful costumes and creations- and a walk around her house is also quite inspiring.)
Fifi's written and/or illustrated quite a few books, and this one is sure to be a handy resource for anyone who likes to dress up. My favourite thing about Fifi's craft is that she finds new and exciting ways to use everyday items, like things from the recycling bin. There are also recipes for creepy Halloween party snacks, such as zombie fingers and eyes.
Here is Fifi on TV today, showing how to make easy fake wounds. Helpful!