Teddy Bear and Witch
Another quick messy sketch for this morning... my first Halloween costume ever was a teddy bear. My older sister was a witch that year and I spose it must have been my first year trick-or-treating. The next year, my Mom replaced the ears with bunny ears, the year after that I think I was Alice in Wonderland... we borrowed the costume from a friend and I remember thinking it was silly because someone had sewn "Alice" across the front of the dress in big felt letters... it seemed to me that the real Alice would not have done that.
(The bunny costume the next year was cute, too -- with a pom-pom for the tail!)
I bet you got lots of candy that year.
It wasn't a pumpkin thank goodness. I suppose Alice was kinda ditsy, but probably remembered whose clothes to wear. It's a good example for what artists and writers need to watch out for. If you have to tell us what it is, it probably isn't. Or something like that.
I will start writing your letter now! I'm so sorry - school always takes up my time! :)
This gave me a chuckle.
Always glad to see you post your pencils.
Your story also brought back great memories of the homemade costumes my mom made for my siblings and me. One year, my brother went as a clown and my mom made this huge hat for him that read "Mike the Clown"....as if people needed that extra bit of information to understand this face-painted kid in the polka-dot outfit was A CLOWN. I still remember how embarrassed I was when he wore that silly hat. We still tease my mom about it.
Anyway, thanks for the great sketch and for reviving such happy memories.
One of my early ideas for the drawergeeks topic was "you in your favourite Halloween costume." I'd still love to see everyones art for that.