She’s just a bill, yeah she’s only a bill…
… and she’s sitting there on Capitol Hill…
Me: That is not so much “sitting” as “laying there like you’re dead,” you know.
Her: I am SAD and DEJECTED. I am depressed that I’m not yet a LAW!
(Clearly she’s committed to the role.)
And even though we were up late figuring out how to attach Bill’s sash (stitch witchery to the rescue!), I think the final product is more than worthy of the extra credit promised to students who dress up as “an important part of history.”
P.S. Thanks to Lisa at Condo Blues for providing great instructions!
I love this in ways I cannot begin to express.
That’s absolutely awesome! I hope her teacher is of the right age bracket to recognize the Schoolhouse Rock theme.
Awesome! And it reminds me of a great image my old junior-high history teacher posted during the shutdown (though it’s not quite school-appropriate): https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=639004642818044&set=a.167714479947065.49562.164101773641669&type=1&theater
Well that is just awesome.
Super cool though I have to wonder if your photo albums at home are also all faceless pictures….kind of creepy to think about. ;)
Yes, we belong to a religious cult that believes cameras can steal your soul if they capture your face.
Oh, wait. Actually we belong to a religious cult that believes God created ice cream because He wants us to be happy. My bad.
Is membership open to your cult, or does one need a sponsor? Because me likey.
Open membership. Come on over! Bring whipped cream.
Can I bring whipped cream flavored vodka instead? That is a spectacular costume, by the way.
Vodka? You’re in!
Sarah B., I was gifted a bottle of whipped-cream flavored vodka a year ago and have no idea what to do with it. Seriously. Suggestions?
Brilliant! Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls At The Party FB page is collecting images of smart girls in smart Halloween costumes. I’d say this qualifies!
I… want to steal this.
I definitely first thought of Mr. Bill from SNL. Because I have only seen a brief snippet of Conjunction Junction as far as Schoolhouse Rock. I love the costume, though! Very creative and fun. :)
Chickie makes me happy.
P.S. I like your costume better – Bill’s face is cuter on yours, lol.
Love, love, love, love it!
Your daughter is awesome! I love it! And now she has a super awesome towel to use at college!
this costume > awesome
This, in my mind, is the perfect costume: not scary, no special make-up or wigs, not “sexy,” I can wear regular clothes and extra layers if need be, and it’s still clever. I will make one and keep it to wear every year. Plus, my husband’s name is Bill so there’s an extra joke in there. (The costume would be too mild-mannered for my husband to wear himself.)
I love this so much!!! I give you extra credit Chickie!!!
I LOVE this! And my 7 year old (whose Social Studies teacher is clearly educating her well with SHR videos) now wishes she were a bill for Halloween :)
Top Notch! the worst part, though, is that this is lost, I am sure, on most of her classmates and friends… and maybe a good portion of the younger teachers…
LOVE. The parents opening doors are all going to have earworm for the rest of the night…which is a great trick, when you think about it.
What a great costume!
Terrific! I love the stitched face, looks just like “Bill”! I saw this a week or so ago in Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Im-Just-a-Bill-Costume/
We looked at that one, but foam is expensive and seemed rather uncomfortable for a day at school. Also, while the directions we used stitched the face, I’m lazy—hers is puff paint!
Well, that was too easy! You aren’t trying hard enough if you don’t spend hours and hours and dollars and dollars on it.
It is cute, though. Chickie should save it for a future visit to DC.
Wow! Great idea and impressive execution, Chickadee!
I believe to a religious cult that believes if you take a picture of someone’s face, their head will explode. After watching the video, my head might explode if I tried to understand how you get laws passed in the US. Poor old Bill!
P.S. the costume is fabulous and very Chickie. Have fun trick or treating (did you see the Jimmy Kimmel video challenge ? Very mean but very funny http://fr.search.yahoo.com/search?p=jimmy+kimmel+trick+or+treat&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz35)
The Playground music station on Directv plays all those songs from SHR, so I hear this one occasionally. What a great costume! That could be her fun costume (add a zombie face for a bill that doesn’t pass) and her extra credit costume!
I love this SO SO SO much. This is one of my favorite costumes I have ever seen. Go Chickie and Mir!!
This is so great! I wish I had seen it a couple of weeks ago so I would have something to wear to the party at work today besides a Red Sox ballcap.
That is awesome and I am so stealing this idea for tonight. DS (11) still has no clue what he wants to wear but he has to dress up to take his baby sister out with some friends. I’m thinking between towels “borrowed” from the gym and random crap we have, I can pull it off today without even having to go out to the store. Yay!
That is an amazingly awesome costume!
Awesome costume and Happy Halloween!
That is a perfect costume! Good for that extra credit AND fun!!
Best. Costume. Ever!
My teacher took my picture and gave me a giant KitKat. Om nom nom. THANKS MOM!
You have a really cool mom. Even when you don’t think so. Lucky girl.
Way to go, Pork Rind.
I just love this costume. Love.
Damn I love this. I passed my history classes solely due to Schoolhouse Rock back in the day. Go you ;)
OMG you SO rock…
PERFECTION! TRULY AMAZING!!!!
Awesome (and I can still sing most of the songs). We the People – a favorite as well – but this is great
I think laying there dead is presently historically appropriate.
How clever!!!.. and I remember that skit well on School House Rock. Great, smart program.
Love it! And as a Canadian growing up in PEI (mostly), I can assure you that we managed to get Schoolhouse Rock. I loved it so much as a kid that I bought the cd version for my son (ok, really for me!). The costume is fabulous, Pork Rind really pulled it off!
I love how your Bill costume came out. I’m flattered you used my tutorial!
You and your daughter are clearly both ingenious. Did she get the extra credit?
UTTERLY phenomenal! I want to share it on Facebook, and she’s not even my kid :)!
Totally original!!!!! Nicely done :)