The emphasis on this year’s costume was 1) integrating the red shoes for compliance and 2) not having it look too much like a costume that she’d start fighting to take it off 4 seconds after wearing it. We went with a simple (i.e., not expensive) 50’s poodle skirt sort of thing. Mission accomplished. Cecilia had a busy holiday weekend with a day care party, a neighborhood party and then trick or treating and once we bribed her into the costume her only complaint was that more people didn’t recognize the brilliance of sparkly shoes.
PS – We’re saving the obvious Dorothy costume. Daddy has a sweet cowardly lion costume in the closet, but he says in the movie the lion doesn’t get tendinitis from carrying Dorothy down the yellow brick road so why should he. Plus we need the pig tails. Maybe by next year.