That's what Star said when we started talking about Halloween costumes.
So, I executed. In September, while my in-laws were visiting, my mother-in-law and I went to the yarn store. I knew I was looking for something kind of like ribbon yarn. I ended up buying 2 yarns, from the sale section, to hold together. For the bodice, I basically followed a pattern with a ton of modifications. But, it got me what I wanted.
I added a bunch of yarn overs, relatively evenly spaced, throughout the bottom of the bodice where I knew I wanted to hang my tulle.
While I was knitting the bodice, I had a few fittings with Star where I would hold up the top to make sure I was basically getting the size and shape that I was looking for.
I procured the ladybug from a seller on Etsy. This ladybug is a totally expertly made stuffed animal. If I ever have enough time and patience, I'd love to learn how to create stuffed animals this well.
At school, there was only 1 other student ("friend") wearing a homemade costume. For some reason, that surprised me, but we all seem to be busy parents and store-bought costumes are easy to find!
Star was proud to wear her costume. She told her friends that I made it for her. And, we put it in a special place in her room so she can wear it again - possibly without the ladybug accessory this time.