My boys are grown and haven't needed me to make them a costume for a long time, but I have wonderful memories. We lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn when they were very small and every year there was a big family parade down the main business street. This is a photo of us getting ready to set off on to join the parade one year.
And ... in the upper left is Martha McCain! She is always game.
My policy with my kids was to let them tell me what they wanted to be and then I would do my best to make it. But, they had to give me at least 2 weeks. So, some years it would be down to the wire. This can be a very hard decision!
One year was easy, they wanted to be Batman and The Joker.
My younger son tended to choose the more classic costumes.
Those were the days when I did my best to be ... SUPERMOM!!!