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Guest post by N: a literary Halloween

N is gearing up for Halloween. Actually she’s been doing that since the spring, but her costume is taking shape now, and that is always exciting. It’s a literary theme this year, which reminds me of when N was three and she dressed as Mary Poppins. This year she’ll be Hermione-Granger-from-book-3 (an important distinction, I’m told), and her friend A from up the street will be Dorothy Gale. I love these costumes the best when they are home-made, or pieced together from things found here and there. N and I took a trip to Value Village and N made a bee-line for the costume section with its ready-made vampires and lions. But we quickly discovered that the best things were in the main part of the store, hanging on racks among the ordinary clothes, waiting for us to discover them.

N stayed up late last night scribbling her ideas for Hermione and A’s ideas for Dorothy into a new book she’s just begun. Here are a couple of excerpts from “Halloween Costume Making”:

How to make a Hermione costume

You will need: a black jacket with a hood that should have no zippers or buttons. The sleeves should look like this:

If you don’t have that, you can take the zipper or the button off it and use black fabric and sewing glue and attach a long part to the bottom of the sleeve. You will also need a white shirt that has a collar, a grey sweater with a V neck, a red and yellow striped tie, a skirt like this:

(it should also be grey or black). You will also need leggings or grey tites.

How to make a Dorothy costume

You will need: a blue and white cheker fabric, elastic, sewing glue, and an old basket. What you need to do: you need to make sure that the fabric is the right size, and you need to make a loop the wideness of the elastic, and close the bottom of the loop with the glue, then put the elastic in the littel holes:

If you have a chekerd blue and white t-shirt that wood do, if not then colour an old white t-shirt with blue and white squares. You can decorate the old basket and put a stuffed dog in it (for Toto). You will also need to get a reddish brownish wig for her hair. You will also need an old pair of shoes and put red glitter all over them.


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“Be careful if you see a tiny creacher that has no wings…”

Guest post from N, excerpted from her recent book, A Fairy’s Life Cycle:

Fairys are creachers that have tiny tiny wings. There habitat is in woods or cuntry arias or small islands. Its verry hard to see fairies. There about the size of your pinkie nail.

Fairys can be diffrent. They can be white or brown or tan. To be a fairy’s friend you have to choose a name and write a note and fold the paper and draw a stamp and a flower and then write Fairy Land and place the fairy note on your window cill and wate a few days. And youl see another note. Don’t wate to open it!

Fairys are verry buissy but they allways remember there tasks and allways get back to them.

Fairys live for about 3000000 years or less. Fairys are known as magical creachers with wands. There closeist cossin is the pixy. Pixys are known as triksters so be careful if you see a tiny creacher that has no wings.

Fairys are verry good friends. Once you get youst to being there friend youl find them yousefull maybe.

Sometimes fairys even do magic in front of your eyes and you dont notice a thing beacus you dont bilive in magic. If you bilive you can see it. If you dont bilive you cant see.


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