Two boys wanted to be churros. Their super-power? Lick them and you have 5 minutes of super sugar energy. They beat the evil psychic spy because she couldn't read their minds. They don't have brains.
There was also an evil alien and and evil sunflower. I have no idea why.
And reincarnation girl. She wanted a victorian dress with Egyptian jewelry.
And a kid with his own owl costume that hadn't actually fit him in years. I cut it horizontally below the zipper and added a 6 inch panel. Then I cut it open on each side and added a 4 inch panel on each side. The panels were muslin. The rest of the costume was fun fur. A little splatter with spray paint and you could hardly tell (from stage, anyway). I wasn't even sure it would work. I didn't get any pictures because i did it all the night before dress rehearsal when the kid told me about his problem (the ole' 'I can't actually fit in my costume' excuse)
My dining room table was a pile of animal costumes, kilts, superhero logos, robes, and I can't even remember anymore.
This is my last year working for them, Next year I will be a stitcher for another theater group and get paid. Paid poorly, but paid. And no more dealing with parents. Huzzah.
Then there was cosplay. This year we decided to all dress from Naruto. It's like the gateway drug of anime. Very comfortable. This is an important thing. We also reprised Attack on Titan because my son loves getting flattered by 'older' women (20 year olds).
All the Jiriaya and Tsunade clothes were based on traditional Japanese clothing which is mostly rectangles. I used the picture of a traditional haori as my inspiration. Kakashi was a t-shirt and leggings with ivory knit tacked over for the design. The bardes part was the wigs, with my son's shoes being the second hardest. They are boots with no toes. Also his legging wraps aren't wrapped. They are pleated fabric made into leggings. In Naruto, many characters have wide mesh on parts of their costumes. I couldn't find the fabric so I had to buy wide mesh stockings and cut them apart, That was very much NOT fun.
And finally, mesh over tights for leggings. Had to do this for my arms, legs and chest.