People have asked me whether I choose Fluffy’s costumes or she does. It’s a bit of both. I narrow it down to a few options and then she gets to choose. We were thrilled that she chose to be Eliza Doolittle for this Halloween.
We rented the video and watched it together. She loved it. During the penultimate scene she said, “I miss the other parts of this movie that we haven’t seen for a long time.” I think she had the Ascot scene in mind, or perhaps the ball. Fluffy does love a good costume romance, or as she would call it, a dresses and love movie.
Since I couldn’t figure out how to give the boys a really identifiable Edward and Jacob look, we went with Phelps and Lochte.
Most people got it immediately and laughed, though one gentleman did ask whether Peppers were an exotic dancer. Yeah, exotic dancer. Well, I did draw pecs and abs on him (look closely), but the pants were not velcro rip-aways. Yoiks.
We made Salty go as Phelps since he’s taller and slimmer, but they both got one gold medal each. Don’t want to start any self-fulfilling prophecies.
The diaper-bum swim pants were especially delightful to my mother’s eyes.
Kent, who as you may know played Henry Higgins in his high-school musical production of My Fair Lady, taught Fluffy to recite “The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.” When people asked who she was, she generally said something like, “My Fair Lady. It’s the white dress that she wears to the races, only instead of white, pink.” She likes to be precise.
One of the things we liked about this costume idea is that it fell in line with Fluffy’s first Halloween when she was an underage Chinese gymnast after the Beijing Olympics.