Phew. The costume is done. Just in time for today. Halloweeeeeen!
I found myself casting aside my original grandiose plans in order to keep my sanity. For example, I was going to type up "Double Word Score" and the other tile words, have them printed on transfers, and iron them onto the dress. Sure that would have looked cleaner and more professional, but it also would have taken a lot longer than the, um, Sharpie I used to write it in my best block writing. I had to know when to say when.
And thank you for your suggestions. It's actually a little hot in Houston to sport tights (but I love the white tights with spare tiles glued on!). And "banjo" would be a great word.
As I was in the final throes of the project, I looked around at my disaster of a craft/office room and was reminded of a picture of Kristina's room over at Lovely Morning right before her wedding. On the one hand, the mess feels inevitable.
On the other hand, I wonder if I would alleviate a lot of my stress by keeping my house clean, even in times of stress (and especially during times of stress). Personally, I am so much more relaxed in an organized environment.
But somehow, when I'm stressed, I feel like it takes too much time to pick up after myself. It feels too inefficient.
I suspect, though, that the few minutes it would take to tidy things up would actually be a huge investment in keeping my stress levels down. That's my resolution for my next DIY project.