Thursday, October 1, 2009
I'm crazy brown, furry, animal... gimme some CANDY!
Something to note about me: I either do things incredibly early... or never. Case in point: I bought Avery's 1st Christmas ornament in AUGUST, but waited around so long that the only Christmas decor that made it up in the house was our tree. I can't remember when we actually put it up, but it was late enough that I didn't bother to put up any other decorations because I didn't want to repack them in a week.
It should come as no surprise that I'm already freakin' out about halloween costumes. The problem is, I live in Oklahoma. You never know whether it's going to be 40 or 80 on Halloween until October 30, and even then, it's a crapshoot. I thought surely that when I bought My little stinker's costume last year that it would be chilly enough to wear fleece. I was sorely mistaken. It was 80 last year, and poor A spent a sweaty half-hour at most in that costume. She later ended up pantless, in a church, wearing a onesie with a devil on it, but that's a different post entirely.
Not wanting to shell out much money for a costume that may or may not be worn, I've been browsing ebay. There were plenty of costumes, from princesses to peacocks, and some for less than $10. I came across a posting for a rare brown, furry animal costume. I thought, "oh, come on now.... at least make a guess as to what it is. How can you not know what kind of animal a costume is?" Short ears = bear, long ears = dog, no ears = gopher. But DangIt, if it was a marketing ploy, it worked. Putting "RARE" in the title with no accurate description of what kind of animal it may be sucked me in. I had to see the costume. What if it were a sasquatch costume? Now, THAT would be rare, for sure.
Well, there is no "head" to the costume. I looked at the picture of the body and instinctively thought, Duh, that's a bear! And then saw the picture of the back of the costume... A bear with a horse? tail? What WAS that? A horse, a bear, some mythical creature I don't even know about? Maybe "furry, brown animal" wasn't such a bad description after all.
What do YOU think that is?