I've thought of a theme, and this year it'll probably be me and the kids all in the same theme. Mom said if I can find a pattern and go at least halvsies on the supplies, she'll sew the costumes. (The reasons: 1. she is more experienced; 2. she will have more time) The kids think it's a cool theme idea, too. So first up is making sure I can find/adapt a pattern.
Granted, what would also be cool would be a four-day convention, say, that I could actually attend, so I could use all these costumes more than once a year. (Dr. Horrible/Mad Scientist; Zell from Final Fantasy VIII; generic pirate;