Now that we had two world leaders under our belt, Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth, it was time to figure out a costume for my son. There are so many male leaders to choose from. The one I had been thinking about lately, however, was George Washington, so, voila, George Washington it was.
My son’s costume was the least expensive of the bunch. All the materials were in my stash, or borrowed from his existing closet. His vest and trousers were cut from an old Amazon gift sack (a huge blue bag Amazon uses to wrap oversized gifts) that we received from someone one Christmas.
The only thing I purchased for him was a Colonial-style wig, which he refused to wear. It turns out, however, that the young George Washington is thought to have been a redhead, much like my son, so perhaps it was a more authentic costume without the wig!
My son seemed to prefer putting the wig on one of our pumpkins instead.
Next costume: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge