I think I've seen a half dozen pictures on Facebook this year alone of people's children dressed up in Monster High costumes for birthday parties.
Today was girl child's turn at her very good friend's ninth themed birthday party. She decided she wanted to go as Meowlody, a werecat sister. Whoever that is. I admit a whole lot of ignorance when it comes this particular line of marketing.
After a bit of Googling, Girl child and I decided to collaborate on her party outfit. The shirt and skirt were sort of whipped together by me during odd moments of the week from whatever fabric I happen to have laying around. (Confession: I have an obscene amount of fabric just 'laying around'.)
The shirt actually came together just a hour or so before the party. Because we like to live dangerously. I also did the ears this morning, though, I wish I had more time to do a better job. Surely, I can do better work on the ears (although boy child has already broken the band on it so at least I won't have to see these ones anymore).
Girl child pulled the vest out her brother's drawer, found the leggings, attached earrings to the ears and stitched the ribbon onto her socks to serve as boots. She also designed and put together the ball of yarn purse. I think, other than the kid herself of course, that the purse is the cutest bit.
Without further ado, girl child, I mean, Meowlody, posing for the camera:
This kid of mine may be all tween and mature and whatnot, but she is so not done with dress up. And that makes me happy.