When I started making my own Halloween costumes, it had to be something different every year, and it was. I had two costumes when I was a "little tyke" A devil and a monster, which my mom bought at a discount store for 1.50. It came in a boc, had a madk pants and shirt. These "el cheapo" costumes alwo fit over regular cloths, and were not really designed to last. I did the Monster until I was about 6, then for two years I dressed up as a devil for two years. Then starting at age 8, I made my own.
The first costume I made was a vampire. That same year I wore my Tae Kwon Do uniform to the Cub Scout Halloween party. When I was 9, I made myself up to be a wearwolf. 10, I was the Frankenstein monster, complete with bolts, a red skar on my forhead and the back of my head squared off. At age 11, I was a robot, and at age 12, I went TOTing dressed as a sailor.