The Mouse, age 7, invented a superhero named Rainbow Warrior late last month. Her mind is a wheel that never stops spinning, even when it veers off into a ditch. Round and round and round it goes.
She and I created her hero’s logo in Adobe Illustrator and then she quickly went to work writing a brief but enchanting back story and sketching RW’s ensemble as she imagined it from — poof — thin air. For the past week, the Mrs., the lovely & amazing Mrs., worked her ass off for three or four hours each night after getting home from her day job to make this dream costume a very real reality.
This is a bit of a tradition, for the Mrs. to make from scratch Halloween costumes for the girls but this year’s invention of Rainbow Warrior takes the multi-colored cake as the most detailed and labor intensive project to date. But, when your daughter invents a superhero and writes her tale and sketches her ‘look’, what choice does a loving parent have but to make a Rainbow Warrior come to life? Exactly.
A version of this Halloween costume post first appeared on the blog Out with the Kids.