My family is crazy about dressing up. We jump at any excuse to do so and tend to go all out. I can remember more than one situation as a child where I was embarrassed because I was the only person dressed up... or the person who dressed up the most. Now I just own it.
Steven however, has not worn a costume since he was 8 years old. This fall, I wanted to have a couple costume but didn't want to intimidate him with something too out there. I brainstormed up quite a list (with a little help from google searches... although they were much less helpful than I had anticipated) with good ideas for years to come.