Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Super Mario Brothers

Halloween 2011 was a little different @ WinBe than in previous years. Instead of a 1 day "Wham-Bam-Thank-you-Ma'am" deal it was stretched over a week with lots of little parties within each class. We needed a costume that was both functional and easily recognisable (while not being too scary). One of Dave's students, Sakura-chan, came up with the suggestion of being the Super Mario Brothers of Nintendo video game fame.

We both fit the basic body types required and without further ado we started looking into putting together costumes. With the season being autumn and heading toward winter, local stockists were out of overalls so Aiko tracked some down from a supplier on the Internet and an order was placed. Next it was across to the 100 yen shop for some hats and felt material, with which we made our badges, buckles and moustaches. We tracked down some white gloves and Bingo, Bob's your uncle!

Mario and Luigi
 The costumes were a hit with young and old so I'd just like to say a big thank you to Sakura-chan for the inspiration!

 Jnr High School
 Boys chillin before class
 Elementary School
 High School
Elementary School


Anonymous said...

Dear Aiko I am thinking of you and wishing you a very happy birthday on the 31st of this month. All the very best from Gerard and me. NANA.

J said...

Wow! What a surprise to get this message! Aiko was super happy to read your comment. It put a big smile on her face for the day :)
Glad you get to see some photos and follow our happenings.