My husband traveled to Australia for a Simcha a few years ago and I was toying with the idea of creating a real fun original Purim costume for him.
I had already painted one of his old hats and a couple of ties and it really helped break down some of those barriers or misconceptions about Chabad etc.
One could’t help but smile and comment and feel somewhat delighted by this Rabbi with a great sense of Purim!
It does take time… but over a couple of nights when the kids weren’t trying to ‘help’ paint Tatty’s surprise Kapote, it began to take shape!
All you need is to a) confirm that the Kapote you use is really and old one….(I say this because as I was making this surprise, I got this panic feeling that maybe I painted the wrong one!!) and b) to purchase some fabric paint, either puff paints or liquid fabric paint.
Just be creative! Think BIG…if you have a lot of material to paint! ….and have fun with it!
A painted tie is easier to pull oa group of Hebrew School kids just for Purim!
I hope to add some more to my husband’s Kapote this year and when I do I will make sure to share the updated look!
(A painted tie is easier to pull off with little time as well as an old hat…and if you are really inclined…try painting ties with a group of Hebrew School kids just for Purim! )