My son, Patrick, pictured here, used to call lobsters “lopsters” and draw pictures of them with little mittens for crab claws. (Red Lobster was one of his favorite restaurants.) Inspired by his drawings, I constructed this costume for him in 2006, entirely from scratch. I couldn’t find a pattern. Just photos of Dame Judi Dench in a lobster outfit. When I first sewed the body together, complete with puffy panels full of stuffing, I forgot the ARM HOLES. He was a red burrito. Arm holes were cut into it, the tail was added, and crab claws were sewn and stuffed as well. The hood actually had wire-filled antennae, but they refused to stand up. I spray painted a foam ball and cut it in half for the eyes. It was so adorable and funny…just like my Peanut!