Tackle It Tuesday: The Legend Of Zelda Halloween Costume

by Jennifer Banks

I would love to tell you that this week I finally beat all the games in The Legend Of Zelda… but with years and years of playing those games, I have yet to beat them. I tend to blame it on my need to get every secret, every extra, every last little thing.  I did not beat my favorite game…and I likely never will ( I would have no reason to play them anymore, right?).

This week my Tackle It Tuesday came in the form of a Halloween Costume. My son has inherited my love for all things Zelda, and true to his nature, he wanted to be Link (the main character in the game) for Halloween. He also wanted me to be Zelda, his brother to be a Deku Scrub and his dad to be a Re-dead.  But, I’m not THAT adventurous. I wasn’t making four costumes by hand – though it would have been really cool.

Ben’s costume came as a combined effort from his dad and I.  His father, the handy man was able to turn a simple 2-by-4 into the Master Sword, and a piece of plywood into the Hylian Shield.  I have to give him credit, he did an amazing job…even my geektastic brother commented on Ben’s costume and accessories.

I dug my sewing machine out of the basement, blew the dust off it and turned a woman’s green-long sleeve top into a tunic and cap. Since Link’s tunic is short sleeve, I just cut off the sleeves and used the extra fabric to make his floppy, elf like hat. A few hours of effort and I think it came out fantastic!

Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week?

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We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began. The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.





Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Banks

Though I was born Jennifer, please don't call me that. It makes me feel like I am in trouble. Just call me Jen. Or @Jen_Banks if you are looking for me on Twitter. I am the mother of two insanely loud and active boys - 7 and 2.5 - who keep me hopping from morning 'til night. For nearly five years I've written at my blog, A Busy Mommy, about my life as a mom, milestones for my boys, and everything else in between. You can also find my posts on FisherPricePlay.ca, and I have recently taken on the Tackle It Tuesday column for 5MinutesforMom.com.

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