This Halloween was momentous in a way because it was the first year the kids got complete control over what they wanted to be for Halloween. While last year was fun when I choose Little Red Ridding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf, I knew it was a matter of time before the kids would really want to pick their own.
This year they both had strong opinions in what they wanted to be. Both kiddos fell in love with the Disney show The Octonauts while on vacation this summer, so much so, that we purchased a few episodes since returning home. James has decided he'd like his 5th birthday party Octonauts themed, and Juliet was thrilled to choose Peso Penguin from the show as her costume of choice.
This is what I had to work with:
Just like last year.