Okay, confession time. I left out something big in my Halloween 2012 post. Despite having chosen their costumes, the kids did not love them. How can that be? I don't know. But it was so.
Never fear -- with some last-minute improvising and modifications, we made it work. Tim Gunn would be proud.
Big Sister's cape was simply too long. And, with long sleeves and warm weather, it was too hot. Trust me, I know. I ended up wearing it trick-or-treating.
We switched out the cape for one that I bought originally, but Big Sister instantly rejected. On Halloween Day, suddenly she loved it (thankfully). She wore it to school, and then she insisted on wearing it trick-or-treating. This replacement cape, which was silk-screen printed by hand (!!), was made by Baking with Medusa.
I do not know what that shining light on her chest is. Spooky!
After wearing his Spiderman costume once, Little Brother informed me that Spiderman is not as tough as Batman, so he did not want to wear that costume again. Not one to argue about toughness, I switched to speed. Thanks to cheap and easy-to-procure Target pieces, I was able to put together a Flash trick-or-treating costume almost as quickly as Flash can run around the Earth. Lucky for me, Spiderman boots look an awful lot like Flash boots.
I take no credit for that awesome hat. That's all Ramona, of Etsy shop Soil (which seems to be down at the moment and won't let me link to it), who did an amazing job with this custom order (I suspected that the thrill of Spiderman would not last, so I did plan ahead a bit with the hat).
I even threw together a Flash trick-or-treat bag before work that morning. Now you know the full extent of my ridiculousness. But, hey, these fun superhero days won't last forever, will they? And who could resist this fast Flash?
Oh, and we were joined by Batman, who was quite a trooper with his first trick-or-treating experience. So glad little nephew/cousin could come along!