Mrs. Dykowski... dresses a dragon

Around this time of year we always start planning Darci’s Halloween costume so we have time to make it. 

When we first started discussing ideas, Darci was determined to be either Anna or Elsa from “Frozen.”

I think I saw 250 little Elsa’s last year, but if that’s what she wanted, I was happy to let her join the herd.
Then we all got sick and spent several days watching movies. Desperate for something we hadn’t watched a thousand times, I put on “How to Train Your Dragon.” 

Darci loved it!

Suddenly Elsa and Anna costumes were faint memories. 

“I want to be Toothless!” Darci announced. 

I’ve never considered making a dragon costume, but I found a great DIY option online that starts with a hoodie. 

I’m so excited to get started putting it together. 

We decided early on (Darci kind of insisted actually) that the girls would do a group costume. 

Who doesn’t love a baby viking?

Darci wants Scott to dress as a dragon, too, but I think he’s going to need a little more encouragement to actually do that. 

I’ve never loved Halloween as much as I do now that I’m a mom. Darci is so imaginative, and we all love candy, of course. 

Now, while they’re so small, we only do the best parts of the holiday — costumes, candy and pumpkin decorating. 

The gross and scary parts that big kids love are not my thing. 

Maybe being a girl mom will save me from those things. But the fact that my two-year-old little princess wants to be a black dragon for Halloween doesn’t bode well. 

Since Toothless wears a saddle for his friend, Hiccup, to ride on, Darci asked if I could make her saddle pink. So we’re not totally abandoning girliness. 

It’s still a far cry from the pink and purple “Sofia the First” gown I made for her last year. 

Sarah Dykowski is the wife of Publisher Scott Dykowski. She can be reached at

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