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I think I traumatized DD by making her try it on so many times while I was sewing it. By the time it was done on Sunday, she refused to try it on any more.<br><br>
We have two halloween parties on Friday. Did I put hours of work into it for nothing? OR will hiding it away until Friday make it easier for her to put it on come the day?
 

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Awwww, poor you. I have no idea whether she will come around, but I really sympathize! Can you post a photo of it or at least describe it? MDCizens will admire it even if dd doesn't!
 

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My dd is also 2 and has gone back and forth between insisting she's going to be a cat or she's going to be "herself". Which is so like her that it cracks me up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But I THINK I convinced her by getting some cat ears for myself-- so now we match.<br><br>
Any chance you can pull off a matching hat or ears or something?
 

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I'd give her an alternative right before the party--just something you've got around the house--any dress-up clothes? Or just let her go without it if she wants. But bring the hated costume to the party. When she sees everyone else in their costumes, she's going to want to put your's on.
 

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Try getting her dressed in front of a big mirror so she can admire herself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hmmm...you might have to let go on this one. Maybe you could enlarge it somehow to get it to still fit next year????<br><br>
I had the cutest costume for Anna - a little fuzzy bee. She screamed the whole time we tried it on yesterday. I went out and found a dragon costume at Land's End Inlet that is like a sleeper with a big tail on it and a hood. This appears to be more acceptable, as long as she doesn't have to wear the hood!
 

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I really like this idea also!<br>
Your dd sounds like me when I was little. I know when my mom made me my last costume, I refused it because halfway through it didn't look like I wanted it to. The finished product would have, but the process discouraged me. Amybe show her the end result and tell her what it looks like on now that it's done?
 

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I just saw your post and had to respond. We have the same thing going on here. She was all into it until I had her try it on so I could determine how short to cut it, she walked off, tripped on it and now won't wear it!<br><br>
Hope our DDs come around!<br><br>
Erin
 

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please show us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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There's a famous (in our family) photo of me which has been dubbed 'The Reluctant Spook'.<br><br>
I was about 2 1/2 years old and my mother spent time sewing a really great 'good witch' costume for me. The photo shows me in an orange and pink polka dotted hat and cape with THE BIGGEST FROWN on my face.<br><br>
I think it's just the age. My daughter was thrilled to try on her strawberry costume the night before our company party last week but wasn't so sure about wearing it when the time came...<br><br>
The next day she insisted on wearing it to 'show' my mom when she called!
 

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My DS does not want to wear his costume either. He is 2.5 yrs. The last two Halloweens were fine, this year - not so good. He HATES it. I even took him to the store to buy another one and let him pick it out and once we got home he decided that he didn't want to wear it anymore.<br><br>
I even stooped low enough to try to bribe him with candy and do a "practice" trick-or-treat. No luck. I gave up. Maybe you can sell the costume next year or save it for any possible future babies? I wouldn't force the issue, if your DD really doesn't want to wear it then don't force her.
 

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I'm going to scrounge some batteries for my camera and I will at least get a pic of her in it, even if she won't wear it for a party. But we'll see how it goes.<br><br>
She isn't verbal enough to tell me why she doesn't like it (she has about 20 words in her vocabulary).
 
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