I seem to be a sucker and make the kids costumes.
Anna wanted to be a life sized squirrel. My friend Leslie gave me some nylons and I filled a leg with Styrofoam peanuts. Sew some ears and a tail with fake fur and viola, a squirrel.
Lillian wanted to be a mermaid. She had a tail but it was too big. I made her a skirt out of left over fabrics I got when Hancock Fabrics in Waterloo Iowa went out of business. I made a tube top and skirt.
So I had a lovely cape which Anna borrowed after went around the neighborhood as a squirrel she went around as Little Red Ridding Hood. How much candy does a kid really need?