Last year I didn't make costumes as they wanted to be superheroes and I wasn't up to all that. Especially as B wanted to be Captain America. Thanks, but I ain't sewing that:) This year, however, was much easier. J wanted to be a Barbie Three Musketeers character from one of her movies, which included a ball gown, cape, mask and sword. Done! B was a medieval soldier. For both costumes we picked up bits and pieces from here and there during our travels. Her sword, his shield and his helmet came from parts of France, and his sword was from Germany. Her mask we bought in Venice, and his collar is from his dad's old stuff. The tabard and dress were made be me. Fun times, and they have cool souvenirs!
(Forgive little B's face, I felt more comfortable adding an odd mask to the ensemble than just posting his face. )
They were both really happy with their costumes, and they were both awfully cute in them. I'm glad I took the time to make them, as I am every year I get the chance. It's a bit of work, but I love the fact that they get what they want, and they get to be unique. It's a joy for me!