Meet the pony. Well, he's not a pony, but even with his lengthy string of noble sounding names, he still gets called "pony". Often in a voice totally unfitting to a huge animal, but hey, I talk to my doberman in a mini voice too. They're all my babies!
Anyway, I'm introducing you because he is the reason for my costume brainstorming today.
For Halloween, my barn has a costume contest. Obviously, this involves the horse as well.
I spent this morning browsing horse and rider costumes, which truthfully are all very clumsy looking: horse as dragon, you knight. Horse as __(large, boxy thing)__, you __(uncomfortable costume)__, etc etc.
I briefly toyed with the idea of making him medieval-looking tack but then I would have to make a dress. I also thought, "aha! A redingote! Marie Antoinette rode astride!" But I think that one would be lost on most of the crowd, not to mention both those ideas left me making more costumes, which I really don't have time for.
But then it came to me -- a circus girl! A cute, vintage style circus rider to be exact.
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gals at The Decophile
I love it. I was just watching Water for Elephants and now I have visions of me with a cute sparkly headband, marcelled bob and ballet slippers. I will have to work on fancying up the horse, too, but at least he wont have to wear anything too bad, maybe an ostrich plume or two...
I know it's far away, but now I'm excited :)
Anyone else dress up their pets?
|Reese Witherspoon in Water for Elephants.|