This year, I had my heart set on turning her into a Peacock. I am not certain where the bird obsession came from but I was pricing feathers and looking for blue leotards when my mom stopped over with this hat that she had picked up at the mall. I took one slightly disapproving look at it and immediately thought “Yes mom, that is exactly what a 2 year old needs…a hat…that she will wear for a picture and never again”. Then I tried it on her and in a split second any dream of turning her into a peacock disappeared. It was adorable and immediatly reminded me of an equestrian helmet (which on the head of toddler is too cute for words. I began googling pictures of equestrians and a picture of the American Girl equestrian doll set me on a path of turning Bean into a little mini Equestrian.
In the end, I loved her DIY Halloween Costume so much that I let her wear it for way more than Trick or Treating. I think we ended up celebrating this Halloween costume for a good week and half by letting her wear it everywhere (from the grocery store to Mcdonalds)
Update: I have stumbled across a miniture pony farm that gives pony rides. With winter coming to an end, I am planning on letting her wear the costume again for a trip to the farm because I am DYING to have pictures of her dressed like an equestrian on a miniture pony *SWOON*