This is the fifth year in a row that I have made my own costume. I love doing it!But there have been trade offs. I traded fun for comfort. I couldn’t sit in most of my Halloween costumes. Some included a wire structure that scratched me. Certain costumes made walking hard. Some made me sweaty. I could not use the bathroom while in costume. But all these inconveniences did not deter me from creating another fun but uncomfortable costume the following year. I either don’t learn from past experiences or I forge on anyway, motivated more by the love of creating than the love of comfort.
This costume is more comfortable than most of the others have been. The tower only weighs two pounds because I made it out of plastic PVC pipe, wooden dowels, tape, ribbon and hot glue. There is something to be said for a lightweight costume!