We always have options for costumes because you never know what's going to work and what's going to horribly fail. For example:
The pirate costume was great in theory but when it came to reality it failed. The shirt was too tight, the strings on the shirt were dangerous for a toddler to be near and the scarf was just not practical (who will tie a scarf around a toddler's neck?). The hat was unwearable and the pants were too thin and too short for our cold weather. Off to Plan B:
Bumble Bee costume. Absolutely adorable, very comfortable and practical for our cold weather. He loved running around the front yard. The only problem with this costume is that his daycare/school is kept very warm all day so we would have been unbearably hot in this costume all day. So . . .
Back to an old favorite: Batman. It's a t-shirt and shorts with a Velcro cape on the back. Perfect to wear underneath the bumble bee costume when outside and very comfortable for school during the day.
We ended up not going trick or treating this year because he still goes to bed so early at around 6:30 pm (sometimes earlier). It wasn't even dark by then so we just watched for kids in our neighborhood and played. Next year should be a great time to go. Even though the weather was great last night we didn't get too many kids. I'm not sure if it's just not in style anymore or if parents are trying to keep their kids from eating the candy. Maybe more are just going to Halloween parties instead . . .
As a I kid I went trick or treating every year until I was at least 16. Then it was just getting dressed up in dark clothing and preparations for the egg fights. It was such a good time!