When your friend asks you to help her make a wombat costume for her daughter's elementary school play about comic book superheroes (and you know it will happen eventually), you want to believe you can do it even if you might possibly have trouble picking a wombat out of a line up of other marsupials. And you want to believe that the weeks of still cleaning up acrylic fur pieces in your house is a minor issue compared with the masterpiece of costume wizardry you have created. And you especially want to believe that when that young girl walked out on stage she WAS a wombat, she was inspired in her performance from the outside in and that everyone in that audience knew it.
Well, I think it worked because not to toot my own horn but TOOT TOOT! The wombat costume won for best costume. That's right, people. I'm a celebrated costume designer at the local elementary school and in the greater Woodstock neighborhood area.
And don't you forget it.