So as I said, Mia picked the superhero above. I have to confess I'm quite proud of her - no princesses (though it would have been easier), no pink (well not much), and something that no-one else was likely to have. It was International Women's Day the next day and I couldn't help but think that I am raising two very strong (in the best sense) women (God help us... and their little brother).
But of course, this was not a costume that was available in the shops, so I had to make it. Thank goodness for Ebay and cheap T-Shirts. And for the Elsa cape we had in the dressing up box. The tunic was pretty easy - the centre pink belt was cut from a second T-Shirt and helped pull in the over-sized adult T-shirt... didn't quite get it on her waist but never mind...
But the crowning glory was the mask! Of course her superhero didn't just have a basic mask. Oh no. Her superhero had a whole hat... I found a tutorial online for making fleece hats, and just extended the length so it had a long back and I was able to cut away the front for eye-holes.
We added turquoise leggings and sparkly turquoise sequin trainers and ta-dah! All that effort, a pretty good likeness and because she had picked someone so obscure, nobody appreciated it! Ha ha!
And of course, Jess had to get involved too.... I found a witch costume in the dressing up box, and shoved a cuddly cat at her - the witch from Room on the Broom!