|Home Made Pokemon Charizard Costume|
Charmander one of Ash’s Pokemon always at his side ready for action (like a small boy wanting to please his mother) eventually evolved into Charizard. Charizard was often disobedient to Ash. (Ahh! the terrible two’s). He often had trouble collaborating with Ash’s other Pokemon Pikachu. (sibling rivalry at its finest) They eventually managed to work it out and work together. (Really? At what age does this take place?). Charizard can be called upon at any time when Ash requires his firepower. (Adulthood I’ve been told). What do you do when your small son tells you he wants to be his favorite Pokemon character for Halloween? You ask him to be Pikachu because there is a Pikachu costume in every store on every block this Halloween. Your son looks back at you with those big blue eyes and says, “But Charizard is my favorite mommy.” So what do you do then? You borrow a sewing machine from your co-worker and ask her to help you learn how to sew, because your little blue eyed Charmander wants to be a Charizard for Halloween. This was my first ever sown outfit/costume I attempted to make, having never used a sewing machine before. I would say my co-worker did a great job with her instructions, it still remains one of my favorites. Little did my son know that Halloween that his choice of costume would so mirror the life of a little boy as he evolves, into one day a powerful, responsible Charizard.
The history of Charizard can be found here.