One of the things I really love about Buddy is that he thinks things through really carefully. He is more likely to try and find a solution himself than ask for help, which is sometimes good and sometimes not hehe. When the kids and I started to chat about Book Week costumes this week, Buddy didn’t really want to throw around ideas, so knowing he needs his own time, I left him to think about what he would like me to make him. To my great surprise he came back to me a few days later and told me he had figured out a costume using things he already had. I didn’t have to make a thing? Enter, Robin Hood!
He completely made my day! He used the tunic and hat from his Peter Pan costume a few years ago, and these pants which i made him three years ago and actually fit Bunny better at that point and a ready to wear long sleeved tee, a belt he found in my cupboard and his bow and arrow set. I couldn’t quite get over the idea of not having to make anything in his costume! But in the end we did make a belt (the leather one that he wanted to use turned out to be too uncomfortable) and it is just a strip of felt. And we also made the quiver of arrows and the bow out of sticks at the last minute because I couldn’t bring myself to let him take his toy bow and arrow set to school, because those arrows actually hurt when they hit you! I figured the teachers would thank me for sending him to school with a non functional set. They did :)
I had to work very hard to get a smiley photo because he was hunting the Sheriff of Nottingham and that is serious business mum. But i’m pretty good at finding the smiles :)
Of course this post wouldn’t be complete if it wasn’t for some very Buddy very serious in-character posing, so here we go, enjoy: