Here is our little William Wallace.
A little background as to why we wanted to dress up our 1-year-old in a Scottish kilt like Mel Gibson in a 1995 classic movie...
Summer camp played a special role in our lives, as it is where Steve and I fell in love. Every week at camp, we would play a giant capture-the-flag style game across the whole property, a game called BRAVEHEART. The campers would practically beg to play Braveheart, and I have to say, it probably is the best game I have ever played. You get to wear face paint (red for English, blue for Scots), run around camp pulling people's flags and searching for medallions. There is so much hype and energy around it, it's amazing. Needless to say, this costume has a lot of meaning to people in our camp circle!
I sewed the kilt and the wrap-around sash last night with $3 fabric from JoAnn's. The face paint is Snazaroo, supposed to be really mild and safe for kids. I got it at Michael's with a 50% off coupon.
Trick-or-treating in our town was canceled tonight because of Hurricane Sandy-related weather. So we will have to wait until next year!