"Living near a major construction site, I was not surprised when my 3-year-old son declared that he wanted to be a backhoe loader for Halloween. I searched the internet, but naturally could not find any such costume. Liking a challenge, I decided to make one. It turned out great. My son was dressed as a construction worker -- complete with reflective striped shirt, work boots and hardhat -- so that when he put on the backhoe, he became the driver. For ease of trick-or-treating in the dark and up and down porches, we removed the backhoe and he could be the construction worker. He loved the costume and still plays with it!"