Abbie the Mermaid Princess. (She was a mermaid princess, because despite all the above, at 1pm on Halloween, Abbie changed her mind and wanted to dress up as a princess. Calling her a mermaid princess was the only way we could convince her to not let all of our efforts go to waste!)
Here is Isaiah the Pirate. (I was worried he wouldn't wear his costume at all, since he would hardly let me try it on as I was making it. But not only did he wear it, he also let me paint on a beard and scar.) (Attempts at getting a good picture of them together, but they were chomping at the bit to go, go, GO trick-or-treating)
And last, but certainly not least, Ollie the Lobster! (My friend Robin knitted his hat, and I made the lobster claw mittens out of fleece. Everyone kept cooing over him, except the person who thought he was Clifford the Big Red Dog *raises eyebrow*).
(BTW, that's me... cleverly dressed up as an "mother of three little ones who was so busy fussing over costumes that she forgot to put on make-up to disguise the zombie look as result of staying up way too late the night before frantically finishing up aforementioned costumes". Good thing it was halloween, or else people would have ran screaming.)