Kate is going to be a kitty-cat for Halloween. I wanted her to be able to say what she was, and since her vocabulary is fairly limited (and I wouldn't want to dress her up as a diaper, a shoe, an apple, or many of the other things she can actually pronounce) my choices were pretty much limited to a cat ("mow-mow"), a puppy, Elmo, or Abby.
I did consider the Abby thing, since Kate's a big fan of everyone's favorite fairy-in-training, but since Abby is recognizable more by her pink fur and purple hair than her aqua dress, I thought it might be tough to pull off with my little tan-skinned, brown-haired girl. That and I didn't find an aqua fairy costume for 50% off at a consignment sale.
I did, however, find this cute kitty costume. White with pink trim, a pink collar, and black whiskers. And I love the little goldfish license on the collar.