It’s that time of year…

Hello, hello my friends! How are you? I’m flooded with relief right now since I’ve just wrapped up some major deadlines and have a few days to prepare for my mom’s visit next week (my parents are in Los Angeles at the moment to take care of some U.S. paperwork but will be returning to Japan again during Thanksgiving week).

K told me what she wanted for her costume and I made this quick sketch in Procreate today, and she said, “So pretty!” This one is looking like a relatively simple costume so I feel like I got off easy this year. Can you guess what it is? It’s K’s favorite drink: Boba (or bubble) tea. We noticed that it was all the rage in Japan too and it’s called “tapioca” there. The original bubble tea was a concoction of milk tea and tapioca balls, but nowadays there’s an infinite number of flavors and chewy bits you can choose from. In Tokyo I tried a soy milk version that was a bit funky, but K loved all the ones she sampled, especially the mango flavor.

I’ve got all the supplies ready for the costume (not pictured: the blue vellum for the extra big straw that will be magically attached to her head and the black felt for the boba):

I’m not sure how the mesh fabric will look on top of the milk-tea-colored fleece, but I’m eager to see how it all turns out. Are you getting ready for Halloween? What’s in store for you? I’ll be working on the costume this weekend and I just might actually get it done early this year. Wonders never cease…

7 thoughts on “It’s that time of year…

  1. Great idea for a costume K! My Allie has me sewing a BNHA Uniform for her. Not super hard and I found all free patterns for it but it will take a bit of time for the pleats on the skirt and it will be my first blazer. I’m still trying to decide if I will buy, male or Upcycle the white dress shirt. Happy Halloween guys!!

    1. Happy Halloween Tracy! I had to look up BNHA and that sounds AWESOME! Whatever route you go, I’m sure it will look amazing :-).

    1. Hope it got done in time, Kathryn! And even if it didn’t (which has happened to me on a few occasions) it’s the effort that counts 🥰🥰

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