so yesterday's photos were sort of artsy + awesome (the kids tell me "awesome" is my favorite word, and they're right, except maybe it's a tie (?) between that and "great american" which is what i call them pretty often, and if you've ever listened to american talk radio you'll know why that's annoying/funny), but it's hard to see details in those so here come the close-ups.
for olivia's hermione costume, we borrowed the hogwarts robe and tie which were both handmade by a friend of a friend, and she didn't mess around. they looked pretty darn authentic, and the only downside is that i bought a pattern and fabric to sew olivia her own robe to keep for dress-up (sewing to be completed at some later date without the pressure of a halloween deadline looming) and now the bar is set at level: amazing. no pressure or anything.
i bought the skirt at a school uniform store online very inexpensively. the socks i got at target. the sweater and collared shirt olivia already had in her closet.
of course what really makes the costume is The Hair. i used a curling iron with a narrow barrel and--what else?--copious amounts of aquanet. blazzam! awesome.