Mona the raccoon:
The choice of a raccoon for Halloween came out of left field. She's been talking for a year about wanting to be a pigeon, or possibly a dragon with wings. Then at the fabric store a couple of weeks ago I had Quinn and Aden pick out fabric for their costumes, and I told Mona there was no rush and she could wait to figure out what she wanted to be and we'd come back when she was ready, but she suddenly started fretting about whether to be a raccoon or a coyote, and then blurted out, "Raccoon! I want to be a raccoon! And I promise I won't change my mind!" So there we are.
I had fun with the mask. It's just a cheap, plain mask from the fabric store done up with fleece and a glue gun. The nose is cut from the end of a plastic wine cork I had in my shop.
Like Quinn's, this costume was easier than the ones of previous years, which included a crocodile, a dalmatian (which I couldn't find fabric for anywhere other than online), and my favorite challenge: the trumpeter swan.
Raccoon was kind of a snap by comparison. My only concern now is that Mona will wear the costume out before trick-or-treat. (I did buy an extra mask in case I need to whip another one up before Halloween. She's been doing everything short of sleeping in her mask since the glue cooled.)
Two down, one to go.