My internet is really slow, so I haven't had the patience to post for a while. But here is a pic of my kid's halloween costumes.
Minnie's dress has boning in the bottom to give it that hoop skirt look. And I didn't think I would find yellow shoes anywhere for her, but then I realized I could buy black ones at goodwill and then spray paint them yellow. Worked awesome. But I wouldn't do this for anything other than a costume. It isn't holding up well - it cracks and scrapes off easier than I hoped. But it was great for a Halloween costume and looked awesome.
Here's Emeree with our newest family addition - Adam (wearing the lion costume my Mom made 11 years ago and has made it through all 6 grandkids so far)