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the Tin Woman
At that time I had hair that was perfectly Dorothy-suited, but didn't think of costuming myself at all until a few days in advance. I didn't have anything Dorothy-esque in my wardrobe, either.
This year I had a 12" braid (not just a ponytail) cut from my hair around the 4th of July. (The fat end as thick as my wrist.) Sent it to Locks of Love, again. Well the other two times probably weren't in July, and I think the first time it was just a 14" ponytail, and the second was a 10" braid. So I don't have the hair for it right now. More importantly I still don't have anything remotely Dorothy to wear. But I thought I'd try to do something rather easy for me again so as to not dress as the tin man two years in a row.
When it's raining really hard I put a bright yellow raincoat on her. She really hates to get wet; even used to walk around or jump over puddles and wet spots when my neighbors were washing their cars. Besides this, whenever she's had to have stitches and needed to wear a big, plastic elizabethan collar, we've made that a game too. I call it her big head collar and and when she wears it I refer to her as my little bulldozer. No one in class believed me until she needed this collar while classes were still in session. People started off saying things like "Awww, poor Addie." And she'd just grin. Then they started saying "wow, she's smiling." Truly, she revels in all the extra attention.