Getting ready for trick-or-treat:
Ross was the balrog, the demon that Gandalf fights in The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. We bought most of the costume pieces at one of those Halloween stores that pop up in the fall. Chris transformed a Viking helmet into the balrog's horns, and he fashioned some electrical wire into the frame for the wings.
Chris was a Jedi -- a great excuse to show off his homemade lightsaber (which doubled as a nice flashlight).
I had found a wonderfully tacky polyester shirt at the thrift store, and decided to be "a wild and crazy guy" (do you remember the Steve Martin Saturday Night Live skits?)
Ross got a nice haul of candy, and enjoyed playing with it, as well as eating it.