I'm definitely missing the thrift stores that we frequented so much in the US. When Halloween comes around, costumes are so easy to find for the little ones. There are lots of cheap ones in the stores here, but they are so flimsy. I decided to see if I could find a pattern for a costume and found this fun Simplicity pattern (1765A) with dinosaurs for Pieter. I figured Juliana could wear one of her fairy dresses. Well, when she saw me making Pieter's stegosaurus costume, she decided she really wanted one, too. I see a few late nights for me this week! Her mantra is "Make my costume!"