One year we were told to dress as our favorite celebrity. We picked Princess Ada and Flick from A Bug’s Life. It was hot. We even made Flick’s backpack and the pet aphid.
Then we got married, graduated college, moved away, life changed. So I started forcing my somewhat compliant significant other to take over for El. Our first Halloween together, I was a witch and he was my familiar.
The next year, I was pregnant with bug. We didn’t have a huge party to go to together, but I got my fill of dressing up because of my work party, since my entire department decided that we needed to dress as our favorite movie villains. I tried hard to think of a very large villain and came up with Ursula - but after she’d beaten Triton and stolen his trident of course.
Last year was probably the best. With bug’s wild hair, the obvious costume became:
Again, all clothes we had at home. Plus a little paint. And a corn cob pipe from a snowman costume from long ago.