Thursday, November 1, 2007
My son competes at the big Halloween event at Cal Expo. This year, in addition to his wonderful Wizard costume, he added a new twist to the staff he carries. He mounted a dragon on it, illuminated the eyes in the skull, and carried battery packs to illuminate the globe. Here is what it looked like. The grey version is before I painted it and before he added the eyes. It was a lot of fun collaborating with him. Nathan painted the staff to look like wood. It was actually foam over PVC pipe with masking tape wrapping it and in layers to look like bark. He used two shades of brown paint and black. This is the first time Nathan has been in on the painting. Next year, if Matt chooses something else to have painted, I think Nathan is ready to take over my part, with just a little advice and selecting materials.