6 months ago
Monday, May 31, 2010
Mortal Kombat's Scorpion Lives in Cincinnati, Ohio
Philip just left for the costume party so now I can share the pictures.
The subtitle of this post should be: Tall Men Are Still Little Boys
Philip and his group of friends have all known each other since they were young'uns. Josh and Kate have birthdays very close to one another, so today they're celebrating. The theme of the costume party is:
Come As A Famous Real or Fictional Dead Person.
As I understand it, Scorpion is the character in Mortal Kombat who is known as neutral and quite dead. Philip's darling girlfriend, Leanne, is going as Jean Grey from X-Men. I'm hoping that some of them will take group shots and post them on Facebook so I can see everybody. These kids have grown into the nicest, loving group of adults you can imagine and I'm blessed to know so many of them. (I've been calling Josh Son #3 and he's referred to me as Mom 2 for about as long as I can remember.)
My job was to make the belt/vest combination and do a little work on the black sweatshirt hood. I give Philip credit for figuring out how to make everything else work. He used child-size shin guards painted yellow for the wrist cuffs and adult shin guards painted yellow for the leg armor. The fingerless gloves are actually men's black knit socks with holes cut in them. Scorpion's weapon, as seen in the shot above, was made from roping material around a garden trowel.
I'm really glad that I was able to share this experience with my grown son. We had a good time, even when we were getting frustrated about how to make this work. Since he's thrilled with the end result, so am I!