The annual Earth Day celebration in downtown Bend is not to be missed. Little kids dress up as animals, fish, insects, all manner of living things and parade around the block. A drum circle and a pair of belly dancers led the procession. There were a few people on super tall stilts and another two guys wearing giant Burning Man-style puppets that my youngest son found highly untrustworthy.
And, of course, there were my two tiger cubs. They are adorable, cuddly, and only slightly tame.
They make friends with their own kind easily.
The best part of these costumes - for me - were in the making. I purchased a half a yard of this furry fabric (at a 50% off sale) when we picked up the materials to make the birthday banners. Happily, I remembered it just in time. Following Amy Karol's swing swing smock pattern from Bend the Rules Sewing - used before when I made M his suit of armor - I created the tops. The ears and tails followed easily. Two evenings of relaxing on the couch with a bit of hand sewing and ta da!