Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Working on The War Doctor, Tesla, and Ms. Frizzle

Dragon*Con is only 30 days away and costume creation is a major topic around our house right now.

DH is working his ability to grow facial hair into both of his new costume ideas. First, he plans to be The War Doctor, John Hurt's character from the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who special.

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The costume is still a work in progress, but it's coming along nicely.

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Then the goatee will be shaved off, so he can be Nikola Tesla the following day.

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There are no pictures, yet, of what the Tesla costume will look like. I still need to see if I can get his hair to behave like that.

The Tesla costume was inspired by a new costume that I'm working on, Victorian schoolmarm, Miss Frizzle, the steampunk version of The Magic School Bus' Ms. Frizzle, which also takes advantage of my natural hair type. My dress is going to reflect the latest subject that Miss Frizzles class is studying, alternating current electricity.

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Victorian era Miss Frizzle will be taking her class aboard the Magic School Train (Blaze let me paint a toy train he had).

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The fabric I ordered for my dress has not arrived, but the Beanie Baby of Liz, Ms. Frizzle's lizard should be in today's mail.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Tallahassee Homeschool Group's Service Project

Today was the Tallahassee Homeschool Group's service project at Wakulla Springs State Park. Ranger Jackie Turner gave a short, impromptu lesson about local and introduced insects

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and then talked about the importance of keeping the park clean for the wildlife. The parents and children were all given gloves and plastic bags and spent about an hour cleaning up the picnic area.

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So excited about finding trash!

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After doing a great job of cleaning and getting all hot and sweaty, the children were able to go swim in the spring.

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A manatee was swimming very close to that platform.

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Crafty Crow