August 16, 2007

Lisa: I knew I hung on to those hideous socks for a reason...

So, if you live nearby, I have an odd request. I'm trying to collect (as cheaply as possible) costume pieces that 8-year-old boys could use to make themselves a superhero outfit. I bet some of you might have appropriate things lying around, such as...

  • a cooling gel-filled eye mask
  • striped knee socks with separate toe compartments
  • elbow-length satin gloves from prom
  • pieces of old dance recital or Halloween costumes
  • a stretchy sequined headband that pulls your hair
  • a ski mask
  • brightly colored opaque tights
  • ill-advised novelty boots from the clearance rack at Wal-Mart
  • spare shoulder pads
  • a reflective emergency blanket

    If you don't have costume stuff to share, or live far away, I'd love more ideas of cheap, commonly available items that I could use!

    Posted by lisa at August 16, 2007 04:00 PM
  • Comments

    I suggested jock straps painted silver. The Silver Codpiece, the choice of superheroes everywhere. And for a substitute for kryptonite I like to use rat poison (since uranium is very hard to come by) Although the crippling effects of rat poison are irreversible it may help to maintain a more reverent atmosphere in the children's section.

    Posted by: Jeremy on August 16, 2007 05:18 PM

    Some of those items could be used to build a totally cool fort . . .

    Posted by: Dave on August 19, 2007 10:22 PM
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