Last Friday afternoon our phone and internet service died. I am also probably the last adult in Manhattan who does not own a cell phone. Being disconnected was an odd experience.
Despite, or perhaps because of being disconnected I did a great deal of work. My boys went to New York Comicon.
My older son dressed up as
Dr. Zoidberg from Futureama.
Typically, my older son is minimalist in his approach to costumes. The coat is mine. The boxing gloves are his. he did purchase both the nose- glove and the red swim cap. I sewed yarn to the glove to make it wearable as a nose.
My younger son took a more complex approach. His costume was a joint effort.
My younger son decided to dress like
King of all Cosmos, a character on a Japanese video game.
I made the jacket, the sash and the collar. My son engineered and painted the headpiece. His lovely work proves that his claim that he is not good with his hands is not true anymore.
The purple jeans belong to my daughter. She was willing to lend them for the costume. The collar is made out of pleated Bristol board. I sewed rolled up wool socks into the shoulders of the jacket to give the collar the proper loft.
My sons were interviewed on Japanese TV while in their costumes.