Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Halloween Paper Pixie Costume

'Twas the Night Before Halloween

'Twas the night before Halloween

And all through the crypt

Every creature was stirring

Except one bat, who got gypped The monsters had gathered

To plan and prepare,

For the trick-or-treaters

Who soon would be there.

Mummies unraveled and put on new wraps.

Spiders found corners and spun silky traps.

Count Dracula grinned and slicked back his hair.

Frankenstein's bride cried, "I've nothing to wear!"

"Hurry up!" said a ghoul who started to yawn.

"There's so much to do before bedtime at dawn."

So the witches brewed up a magical potion

Which set every monster and goblin in motion

They blew up balloons, and hung streamers and lights,

And decorated till the wee hours of night.

Meanwhile the children were tucked in their beds

With visions of candy corn danced in their heads

And when they awoke, it was Halloween Day

There was bobbing for apples and rides in the hay.

There were costume parties, and games to be played.

Cupcakes and candy and, of course, a parade!

After dinner was served and the kids were done eating,

It was finally time to go trick-or-treating!

Moms re-painted faces, and straightened clown hats,

Put wings back on fairies, angels and bats

Jack-o-Lanterns were set out on porches with care.

Their grins seemed to say, "Knock if you dare."

Gypsies and pirates and zombies in rags,

Grabbed their bright flashlights and trick-or-treat bags.

They walked down each lane, avenue and street,

Rang every doorbell and yelled, "Trick-or-Treat!"

But just when the children thought they were done,

The princess piped up, "We've forgotten just one!"

So they walked to the house at the top of the hill,

Which gave all the kids a spine-tingling thrill.

They stood on the porch and were ready to knock,

When the heard heavy footsteps, and a turn of the lock

When what to their curious eyes should loom,

But a wicked old witch holding a broom.

Her cape, how it shimmered! Her face-oh, how scary!

Her hat was so pointy, it frightened the fairy!

The wicked witch said, "Welcome! We have a surprise."

And the children yelled, "Run! It's not a disguise!"

The monsters were sad when the kids ran away.

They wanted the children to come in and play

The wicked witch said, "We can have our own fun!

Come on, little monsters, the night's just begun!"

The monsters all cheered as they danced with delight,

"Happy Halloween to all ... and to all a fright's night!"

For this Halloween I knew I must make a paper pixie costume and that is what I set out and did with the help of my fantastic assistant, Robert.
It was made from recycled e

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