A couple of weeks ago, Marysia asked Ian what he wanted to be for Halloween. “An airplane,” he replied without hesitation. A few days later, she asked him again. Same answer. So, we set about building an airplane costume for Ian.
We found a cardboard box and transformed it into a fuselage. Wings and the tail assembly were similarly fashioned. I made a trip to Anders Hardware, in what is inevitably referred to as “historic downtown Northport,” and a very helpful salesman supplied the nuts and bolts to make a propeller mechanism that would actually spin. And he came up with a strap that we threaded through the cardboard in order to fashion suspenders to hold up the fuselage.
By the night before Halloween, we’d assembled it and just needed to paint it.
Then, that evening, the trick-or-treating continued, with a walk… er… flight around our neighborhood.