A flamenco dancer. Complete with jewelry, please note.
And then we have a black-capped chickadee. The bird was entirely Ben's idea. When I asked Ben what kind of bird he wanted to be, I expected him to pick his favorite color or Big Bird; but out he comes with "chickadee." Well, I couldn't resist that sweetness.
I made the wings following this tutorial, only a little messier; I also added a backpack-like tie and 2 forearm ties because the chickadee was prodigiously vigorous. It took a lot more feathers to cover those wings than I expected, so it was more of a time investment than I planned, but I was so pleased with the whole effect.
We stopped by friends' and family's houses, and met some new neighbors along the way. Coming home at bedtime, we stopped to light our jack o' lanterns on the front porch.
And now the chickadee wings are in the dress-up bin, the ruffly dress is hung carefully in the closet, and there are buckets of candy waiting for me in the kitchen. Hoo boy. I could like Halloween.