Last year for Halloween, we put on Noah's costume, went to see our friends, and then just let him run around in the cul-de-sac as a little dragon chasing tennis balls for a while. This year, I got a free costume (luckily) from a friend that her son had outgrown and was excited to see Noah dressed as a monkey. He had other ideas.
A few days before Halloween, I decided maybe we should try on the costume to make sure it fit and that he would tolerate it. We quickly discovered that he did not like the hood, but he at least let me put it on. He even played in it for a bit.
When Halloween actually arrived and it was time to get dressed to go out, he completely refused to have any part of the monkey costume. We tried tricking him into putting it on, and he cried and kicked around on the floor until he got the pants off. When an adorable little ladybug and monkey showed up to go trick-or-treating with us, we tried to use that to our advantage. "Rebekah has on her costume, let's put yours on." Nothing worked.
After fighting with him for a while we gave up. We put his Dusty Crophopper shirt and athletic pants back on and went trick-or-treating. I'm glad I didn't pay a lot of money for a costume. Maybe next year we'll try letting him pick one out and see if that works out any better.