A few days later, Finn's peacock cotume sold out, at full price. In my disappointment, I lamented to the rep on the phone that my son could not be a peacock firework. She said, "no one has ever said that before". At that point, I decided that Ollie could be the peacock, since it was on sale in his size. He made quite the splash with his flambouyant feathers!:
I searched everywhere for a cute plush costume for Finn, but came up empty-handed. Alright already! You can be a firework, Finn! He danced around with joy as I constructed his costume, telling me it was FANTASTIC. Though cludgey and home-made looking, I consoled myself with the fact that my mother once made my bunny costume by putting tights on my head and stuffing them. I will never live that one down!
So, there went my vision of coordinating costumes. I was bummed, because Finn's costume did not go with the others:
The boys were all mesmerized by Finn's sparkles. Why didn't I just made them all fireworks? Ollie would have made the cutest pickalo-pete.....In the end, we had so much fun trick-or-treating with friends and family, that it did not really matter what they wore!