Well, sweetie, I don't know if I can make retractable wings by tomorrow morning. We might just have to pretend. That's what makes Halloween so much fun!
No, baby, you won't be able to actually fly when you are wearing your costume. Please promise me you won't try. Do you understand? I need you to promise. Because people can only fly in airplanes. I know you're disappointed but you have to promise me you're not going to jump off the swing set and try to fly.
Then Ryan came home from work and was all "IF MY BOY WANTS RETRACTABLE BUZZ LIGHTYEAR WINGS THEN HE'S GONNA GET RETRACTABLE BUZZ LIGHTYEAR WINGS!"
And then, about ten seconds later, he had found a pattern online which would enable him to make RETRACTABLE BUZZ LIGHTYEAR WINGS.
OH, the INTERNET! OF COURSE.
So last night we spent three hours watching the Texas Rangers play in the World Series Game Six and making Charlie's Halloween costume.
In between bouts of swearing at the TV we colored and cut and glued and pinned and hot glued and Googled. We hid the whole thing under the bed so Ryan could bring Charlie in to watch
Finally, around 12:30, the game was over, Ryan was sitting on the floor with his head in his hands, and the costume was done.
The wings open and close. Ryan is magical.
Charlie was beside himself. When he walked in with his class for the Halloween parade he was flapping his wings with each step. Everyone who made eye contact got a "Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!" as he pushed the blue button. Wes told everyone "I Woody and he Buzz!"
It doesn't matter than he can't actually fly, he IS Buzz, he DOES have a laser, and he CAN talk just like the real toy.
Now to keep him away from the swingset...