Friday, November 1, 2013

The perfect princess costume

I have always loved to dress up for Halloween.

One of my best childhood costumes was Princess Leia from "Star Wars." I coiled my long red hair into big buns on either side of my head, made a tunic out of a white bed sheet and slathered on some of my mother's silver eye shadow.

This year, another princess has usurped Princess Leia as my all-time favorite.

I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who unfortunately does not share my love of dressing up in costumes. A month ago, one of my sweet co-workers gave my dog a little pink cowboy hat. My mind jumped ahead to Halloween and I thought maybe I could dress as a cowgirl, too, and we could have matching costumes. Then I put the hat on her and her eyes became dull and she looked as if I had stolen her soul.


Because she's such a sweet girl, she let me take her photo, then she literally hung her head in shame and I could not get her to move until I had taken the cowboy hat off.

It just wasn't her style, and I have to respect that.

A few weeks later, I was at Party City and came across the perfect costume for her - a tiny crown! After all, as a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, she is royalty. As you can see, it suits her.

I put together a Queen costume and together we were quite the royal pair for Halloween. The King hastily took this photo on our patio before our trick-or-treaters arrived:


The Princess and I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween filled with lots of treats and no tricks!

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4 comments:

sarahlee880 said...
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Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

Just catching up on the blog. This gave me a HUGE smile. You know I am a sucker for a crown!

Leslie Lim said...
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