Buster declared that he wanted to be Bowser for Halloween. Who? Bowser is some kind of turtle-dragon character from the Super Mario world who was going to be a little challenging to costume. I had to do some the heavy thinking on the architecture of shell, but I worked out how to attach soft spikes and stuff the whole thing so it'd be like a pillow backpack.
Then I looked up some more images online and realized that Bower had a tail. A trip to the fabric store, some more spikes, a hat, and there we have it! Not exactly symmetrical, but Buster was pleased and immensely huggable.
Last year, Buster wanted to be Batman, which was solved in a quick trip to Target, and Q-ster wanted to be the blue wizard Jace Beleren, which took a lot of sewing. Fortunately, this year, Q-ster chose to be a bandit, which he put together from pieces already in his closet.
Both boys made out like bandits in the trick or treating tonight!