Here be clues:
The important thing is that I enjoyed making the Buttercup dress (but made quite a mess of my vest which I couldn't care less about but good thing you can't see it), and I chose it purely because (a) it was easy to make, (2) I could use remnants from my stash, and thirdly, I could mostly wear my own stuff and be part of her costume as well. Shames me to consider the efforts others have put into their daughters' costumes. It's a good thing Halloween isn't a real big deal here (no trick-or-treating, phew!). If we have to dress up again next year, I promise I'll let the kid choose what she wants to be.
Now on to Christmas sewing!