The week following Halloween is typically very calm for me. Usually I’m so worn out that I do little more than lie around, groaning about getting old. My evenings are filled with doctoring up my legs, which are generally a mess of cuts and blisters from dancing in the stilts.
This year, I’ve been quite busy. I’m facing a potential move and have roughly 30 days to decide whether I’m going to stay put in Ohio or run off to some other destination…no stress there.
Today, quite unexpectedly, I heard from one of my customers. Apparently, my monster made enough of a splash that they would like to hire me for some Christmas related events. Generally this would be very good news. However, if I end up leaving Ohio, it will be a moot point.
Toy Soldier/Nutcracker: This was the first thing that came to mind. The holiday connection is there and I believe it would lend itself nicely as a stilt costume. I can picture a whole Babes in Toyland vibe off it. Could be pretty cool.
Snowman: This could work I suppose but it seems like it would be hard to pull off. Also, the bottom of the costume would have to be so big (to keep the proportions right) that I think it would be rather cumbersome. One of the best parts about the monster suit is that I’m totally mobile. I’m thinking that a snowman get-up would be too clunky.
Beyond these, I’m drawing a blank. If you have any ideas as to something that would be a good fit, please leave a comment below. I’d love to see what you can come up with.
Of course, there is one other that crossed my mind but I suppose it’s just the monster in me coming out.