For a while there, I was a bit depressed that I went out of my way to dress him up as his favorite thing (his bloodhound brother, Hoss) and he wasn't cooperating. Every time I put his bloodhound hat on (thank you, Lilly!) he would pull it right off, even when the chin strap was secured.
Even at the beginning of the day I figured it was futile to try and dress him up at all. I didn't make him a collar or a tail, and I didn't bother finding a brown outfit to perfectly match his hat.
Plus, we didn't have any plans at all, which gave me little to no motivation to come up with Plan B.
And then, at about 3pm, we suddenly had not one but two parties to go to. I was inspired to make caramel popcorn in cute bags and to make Henry's costume work. In a brief moment of inspiration, I decided to throw Hoss's collar into the wash. When Henry woke up from his nap, I put the collar around his neck, which was a h-u-g-e distraction and fun form of entertainment. I was then able to slip the hat on without the slightest hint of agitation!
I dug into our costume box and dressed like Rainbow Brite for the first party and a picnic for the second party.
And just like that, we had a fantastic Halloween.
I hope you and yours had a great time, too!