We bought AndyZ his Chili Pepper costume the second it hit the shelves because I’ve learned one important thing about shopping for Halloween costumes: The good ones will never be in the sizes you need. At the time of purchase, he was not moving much so we didn’t consider the consequences of bundling his legs into the sack of the costume. However, after a few minutes in it Friday night, we learned that if we expected AndyZ to wear the costume happily for more than 15 minutes – he would need to be able to have a little wiggle room.
Lucky for us – the outfit snaps instead of zips and AndyZ’s leg fits perfectly between two of the snaps on one side of the pepper. We decided to stick his leg through that gap and just cut a matching hole in the other side. I’m quite proud of our editing of this outfit as he wore it for several hours Saturday. Not only did he not complain, but we were able to buckle him in the stroller (which we wouldn’t have been able to do before) and he actually was able to kick and wiggle at will making him a very silly pepper.
I say that all in all? A brilliant solution that totally gives us the right to eat all of the candy he’ll bring home on Friday, don’t you agree?