My children, like all children, are fickle when it comes to Halloween costumes. We have an adorable Madeline costume that Tootsie Roll wore when she was little (well, littler than she is now, lol) that fits Curly Jones perfectly. She loves to dress up in it (and dress her rocking horse in it) but she doesn't want to use it for Halloween.
Tootsie Roll is another story. She has always wanted to be something unusual for Halloween. When every one of her preschool friends was being a Disney princess, she would pick Madeline or "a pumpkin witch". Last year, she had about a million places to dress up for Halloween. She had her parade at school, a party next door, a masquerade ball at my school, and also got to dress up during Halloween week at both of her dance classes. All that and we didn't even have to buy a costume... she wore the Snow White one we had bought for our trip to Disney last summer and made costumes out of stuff we had for all of the other events:
This year, my voracious little reader is currently on Book 11 of The Series of Unfortunate Events and wants to be Violet Baudelaire for Halloween. Now, I can't say I blame the kid. She's a pretty cool character and I wish I could dress like her every single day: