There has always been a special place in Alden's heart for birds. When he was 4 months old, he preferred a red stuffed animal bird over any other. He can imitate the secretary bird in the San Diego zoo with it's big, long blinks and slow, curious head tilts. It wasn't a surprise that he wanted to be a peacock for Halloween this year.
It was a surprise, however, that I was able to pull a costume together that met his great description of what he was envisioning and my limited skills with a sewing machine, a glue gun, and a few hours on a slow October afternoon.
It may seem flashy for Alden to be a peacock but he is accurate. In nature, male peacocks are the more flashy of the species. He has a great impression of the mating dance to prove the color and fanning is worth it. Ask him. It is an awesome display complete with tail feather shaking.
This house got not one, not two, but three visits from us. No because of the candy but the excellent decoration. Alden was both spooked and enthralled by it. He officially likes Halloween more than Christmas.
After getting a respectable haul, Alden came home for costume change number two. Batman still remains a favorite around here.