I'm a sucker for themed Halloween costumes. I guess it runs in my blood. One year my sister and I were a mouse and mousetrap. Another year, all of the adults on the street I grew up on went to the town Halloween party as a dozen eggs. Last year, my kids were all pirates and the year before they were a Wizard of Oz trio.
So this year, I threw out a few ideas to my kids. They immediately loved the cave girls and dinosaur theme. I made it clear to them that they could be whatever they wanted, that they didn't HAVE to go along with this idea, but they were more than happy to. (And my heart did a little happy dance.)
I was fine with it, realizing that no one would notice that it was a dragon and not a dinosaur. Fine... until I woke up on Halloween morning. Suddenly, I NEEDED a DINOSAUR. So with about an hour before we had to be at our first class party, our make-shift dinosaur was born. I created a dinosaur face with felt and pinned it over the top of the dragon's face. Nothing is glued on, so all I have to do is unpin it and we have a dragon once again.
Happy Halloween from our cave to yours!