The Kid is attending her first ever Middle School Halloween Costume Party this evening. This is a major event, a turning point in her social calendar, which I might add, is generally busier than my own and Mrs. Marketmanâ€™s. The Kid was agonizing over her costume for many days and finally decided to take her inspiration from the Phantom of the Opera. She designed her own dress (and I mean literally drew up her own design on a piece of paper) complete with preferred colors, asymmetric hemline and ruffles in strategic places. Thankfully, my sister-in-law agreed to sew it up and got it ready in a just a few days. The Kid also wanted to make a mask with feathers and with a quick trip to Divisoria, Mrs. Marketman got a basic black mask for PHP40 and an ostrich, peacock and several chicken feathers in the requested color scheme. Take out a glue gun, some synthetic gems and The Kid made her mask completely on her ownâ€¦ I think she could be ready for Project Runway, the pre-teen editionâ€¦ looks pretty cool, donâ€™t you think???