The other night a group of us went out for dinner before we scoped a Halloween decoration contest in a local neighborhood. We went to a tasty Indian/Nepalese restaurant. Now we are a diverse group, with a few hiker types, a BBC comfy type, and some cute dressy types. Now one of the dressy types is wearing the ever popular skinny jeans. Don't worry we poked a bit of fun at her about having an emo band in the garage and watching the Twilight movies. She loves the Twilight movies. Thus a conversation about what age are skinny jeans appropriate. I do not own skinny jeans, nor will I ever, I don't get the need to have your pants touch you that much, but I digress, so I listened intently on what the outcome of the discussion would be. It is decided that you can wear skinny jeans in your thirties, but not into the forties. But as I see cute old grey-hairs rockin the Pollyanna braids with bows, fashion cannot dictate to those that will not listen.
So that got me to thinkin about the hair things I like to parade around in, I maybe in my thirties, but I sure as heck don't act like it. Is there an age for your stereotypical Gothic Lolita hair item or large green pony-falls? I mean the hats, the maid headbands, the adorable clips; so much cute for so much hair. And those are by no means the only ones I wear: pigtails with bows, messy buns with glitter clips, headbands with Anbu Black Ops masks on them, Asian hair sticks with danglies, and those cool scarves the teenie-boppers used to put in their ponytails. I wear them all with pride, sometimes to the enjoyment of my husband. He loves me for who I am, but that doesn't mean he won't laugh at my fashion choices.
Now I get the urge to make my own hair item to wear for Halloween. So I get all my materials together and go to town. I had a basic idea, and as work computers block all searches for anything "Lolita" related (a co-worker friend had to explain to me why), I just went with it. It's a little bit dark meets a little bit cute. I knew I wanted skulls and black and white check ribbon. I like it, it's spookily adorable!
But I pose the question to you faithful blog reader: Is this hair band appropriate for a nine year old male yellow lab?
Keepin' it crafty every step of the way!
Kelly, the origami ninja
Fabric ribbon of your choosing
Matching lace, or non-matching if you like
Felt, for all of your favorite cutouts....oh how cute would little watermelons look on red and white check
Needle and thread
A bit o' the fabric glue
Any other little doo-dads to add, I had sequins as the eyes on the skull