This year my 3 year old wants to be Shaun the Sheep. There are store bought costumes you can buy, but the one I am putting together will be so much cuter, cheaper, and will last the whole season. I am using black pants (already had), a black turtle neck, black winter hat with floppy sides, and a fluffy fur coat from the thrift store.
My 9 year old daughter has a major monkey fetish right now. She has read every book in the library on monkeys and when we went to the zoo this year she told us all about the different monkeys. She is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to monkeys, so it makes sense that she wants to be a monkey this year. That will be brown pants and a brown shirt that we already had. All I have to do is make a headband with ears and a tail.
My 12 year old hasn't decided what he wants to be and is having a difficult time. He is in Jr. High now where not everyone will dress up. He wants to dress up, but he doesn't want to look childish or stupid. He has turned down every suggestion I have had and he refuses to be anything he has been in the past (Jester, Magician, Mario...). Any ideas out there? HELP!