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The Costume Game: Round Two

Well, both UPS and the United States Postal Service brought some goodies today. We received:

* A yellow top hat (to which I intend to add a black band)
* A yellow button-down shirt

With the above items, we've received the complete costume for The Gryphon's Man with the Yellow Hat from the Curious George series. Yes, they're three different shades of yellow. Yes, he'll be wearing them with jeans (because we decided not to spend the expense on yellow pants that can never be worn again). But we expect he'll be instantly recognizable and a hit with adults and children alike.

I've received the following items for my costume:

* A red jumper (which I intend to hem to make it knee-length)
* A red-and-white striped long-sleeved shirt

I'm hoping that a couple more costume items will arrive before the party Saturday.

So what's my costume? The first person to guess correctly will get a free copy of my upcoming book, "Now with Kung Fu Action Grip," a collection of writings and poetry about my son, Kung Fu Panda. If you're already on the list to receive one, I'll send you a copy of one of my other books: my poetry book, "Picturebook of the Martyrs," or my essays book, "The Art of Life."

ETA: Astoundingly, msstacy13 got it correct, even though I hadn't yet received my pig nose. I'm going as Olivia the pig from the terrific children's books by Ian Falconer. Congratulations!



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Oct. 23rd, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
not Olivia the Pig?
Oct. 23rd, 2013 09:01 pm (UTC)
I never would have guessed that. Then again, I don't have cable or kids... (I actually had to look it up!)
Oct. 23rd, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
I may have guessed wrong...
Oct. 24th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
And she was right, too!
Oct. 24th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
Bing-bing-bing! Congratulations, you got it right, even though I haven't yet received my pig nose. :)

Olivia is one of KFP's very favorite children's book characters (as is Curious George). I've become a big fan of her myself, especially the book "Olivia and the Princesses," which I recommend to anyone who has young kids in their life or family.

Message me with both the e-mail address where I can send you an ebook version of the book (which will be completed first) and a snail-mail address where I can send the print version when it's ready. I hope to have both done by the end of the year.
Oct. 23rd, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
Pippi Longstocking?
Oct. 24th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
Nope. I'm going as Olivia the Pig from the Ian Falconer children's books. My friend msstacy13 correctly guessed it.
Oct. 24th, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
Where's Waldo?
Oct. 24th, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
Good guess, but I'm going as Olivia the Pig from the Ian Falconer children's books, as msstacy13 correctly guessed.
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