This was Christmas 1998.
It's a long story. Don't ask.
Our Youth Group decided on an "Elf" Christmas party this year. As in, the movie. So you could come dressed up as anything from the movie, such as The World's Best Cup of Coffee or the Arctic Puffin. But considering the history of elves in my family, I decided that we had to go as elves.
Let's just say I love tailors in Tanzania. But I do wonder exactly what went through his mind when I asked him to make these costumes.
(And I do understand that I owe my husband big for making him dress up as an elf.)