Halloween costuming season is drawing to a close. I haven’t even put one toe in the waters of my own kids’ costumes yet, instead being quite involved in creating gear for kids around the North Americas. Today, sent out in the mail:
A TORO T7 LAWN SPRINKLER. For a five year old.
One of these:
Here’s a close-up of the top. I was told I had to be pretty accurate for this part. Like so:
I finished the costume a little while ago but I was hoping to get a five year old to model. Still, I needed to mail it and five year olds were scarce, so my nine year old son stood in. Unfortunately his head is a little larger than the client’s, but I think you can get the general gist:
Not Real Water.
A close-up of the sprinkler housing. All papercraft – attached to a pleather “skirt” with side and back vents for comfort, and wire in the hems for shaping.
The top of the sprinkler… I didn’t want to make it uncomfortably tall for a five year old. Lined with a little pilot cap hat that snaps closed and is quite cozy!
A closeup of the water “spray”. Clear tubing and adjustable wire for the right arc.
100% cotton shell pilot cap and snaps!
The top. This is the part I’m crossing my fingers on. Hoping the little client is pleased enough with it!
A little card and some care instructions. The costume cost one billion dollars to ship on account of its size – it went off to CA today.
So yeah, I have a 100% return policy for all my stuff. I’ve been joking about this costume that if the customer, God forbid truly, does return it, I can always sell it to someone else.