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I have a rule with my kiddos. They must make up their mind on their Halloween costume by October 1. This gives me plenty of time to (procrastinate and finally) make the costumes. If they change their mind in the subsequent weeks before Halloween, they must make do with something from the costume box.

So, we have been watching the Lord of the Rings as a family in the past two weeks. As you can probably guess, someone changed their mind about the costume they want to wear for Halloween. Morgan decided he wanted to be Frodo for Halloween instead of Link.

Lucky for him, I had several years ago stumbled across a rustic, collarless shirt and waistcoat at a thrift store in a size 6. I bought it, because it was perfect for Victorian stuff and my tiny boy would one day be big enough. And my pack-rat, opportunistic ways paid off!

I pulled the shirt and waistcoat out, some breeches that I inherited from Jen's son, and a cloak from the costume box. I present to you Frodo Baggins of the Shire:

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((P.S. Thanks for making it easy on me, my son. I'm glad I worked on Vee's costume first.))

((P.P.S. in honor of our viewing fun, we also decided to have a hobbit feast.))

Dinner today, based somewhat on the meal that Bilbo fed to the unexpected visitors:
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Cookbook I found and bought, although the above meal wasn't derived from it, heh:
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Date: 2016-10-17 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashamanja-babu.livejournal.com
So cute! I love that you were able to pull it together from stuff you already had.

Awesome hobbit cookery! I have had a recipe for seed cake for years that I call my Hobbit Cake.

Date: 2016-10-19 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
Heh, yeah. He was lucky! And he is sooo excited to be Frodo.

If you feel like sharing your seed cake recipe, I'd love to have it! There is one in the cook book, but more recipes are never bad. ;)

Date: 2016-10-19 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthcynthia.livejournal.com
Well met, Master Baggins... I wish you well on your travels. *Kingly nod-greeting*

*stomps off to raid hobbit pantry with a grump of dwarves*

(okay, I have no clue if a group of dwarves is really called a "grump," but many fans think it is the perfect thing to call them. HA!)

Date: 2016-10-19 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthcynthia.livejournal.com
And yes, I realize it's the wrong Baggins for Thorin to address, but how could I not? ;)

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