I shrugged. “What is that?”
Jordan said quite dramatically, “It’s an ice cream cone. Look at the hat. Isn’t that the cutest thing? It’s a cherry. I might enter the vet’s Halloween costume contest on Wednesday.
“Okay,” I said, trying to get over my shrug, “When is the entree due?”
Jordan did a quick check on his phone. “We have plenty of time.”
“One day, two days? Could you be a little more specific?” I rolled my eyes.
“Midnight tonight.” Jordan replied.
I looked at my watch: 7:30 p.m. “Take the suit.
Jordan carefully placed the garment over kitchen utensils and a set of mixing bowls. I swear, I’m not making this up. We were figuratively making an ice cream cone.
Wednesday didn’t make much of a splash when Jordan put the tapered part of the suit on him. The then-black kitten rolled over trying to get the costume off, but after a few tries started playing with his paperclips again.
The cherry on top hat wasn’t as easy. Wednesday hated it. She shook her head and rubbed it against a rocking chair. After about a minute, Jordan took the kitten’s hat off “not having it”.
“Let’s make the plan and we’ll hand him the hat at the last minute,” I suggested.
The first photos were not good. You couldn’t say Wednesday was an ice cream cone. We decided to add an accessory. Jordan grabbed his dad’s half-gallon of vanilla ice cream from the freezer.
We put the carton of ice cream on the floor and posed Wednesday with her happy hat next to it. Jordan immediately started taking pictures.
With about two hours to go before the deadline, we downloaded the new photos to the computer and started editing.
These were much better. You could tell Jordan’s precious kitten was a three scoop ice cream cone with a cherry on top. Not a happy three-ball cone, but a three-ball cone, nonetheless.
Wednesday’s photo won the contest. For their efforts, she and Jordan received a great basket full of toys and treats and an ice cream gift card.
There was one casualty during the photo shoot. Jordan and I were so busy editing photos that we forgot Ed’s favorite snack. When we finally remembered, it was a half-melted orb.
Websites for DIY Cat Halloween Costumes:
hgtv.com: 15 DIY Pet Costumes for Halloween Photos
diynetwork.com: pet halloween costume pictures
3.popsugar.com/smartliving/Do-it-yourself cat costumes 38141019
pinterest.com/explore/diy cat costume