Sunday, November 1, 2009
Remnants, Day 178
Nicolai insisted that he create his own costume this year. While all the other boys were Batman, Spider Man, Iron Man, etc. he wanted to be an Egyptian messenger. The costume was quite simple. It consisted of a gray poly pro long john set, a long piece of yellow "ethnic" looking fabric draped around his shoulders and tied at the waist, sandals, and a small shoulder bag to carry his wooden dagger (aka stick) and clay tablet. The only thing he would let me do was paint the Eye of Horace on one hand and the sun symbol on the other. He was quite proud of his costume and I was proud that he chose something that was meaningful to him. I wonder what he will be next year.