Not really, but so that he could help with a Mutual activity, Wayne requested a "Where's Waldo?" costume. Fortunately, our closets are fairly well stocked, there was a bit of wiggle room in the "Miscellaneous" budget category, and I could schedule in some craft time, so that his wish was able to be granted. I really do enjoy creating things, and now there is an additional alternative when Halloween actually does come around.
It's a short-sleeved red shirt (actually on sale at the craft store!) instead of a long-sleeved one, but this is a costume and we live in Florida. I just used a foam brush to paint free-handed white stripes on it (front and back, but not sleeves).
I figured that was enough so that worn with jeans the youth would know he was to represent Waldo. However, he requested a beanie as well. I adapted this pattern, and although it's a bit on the big side - because I used a large needle so it would work up quickly - it works. Basically, just crochet a circle of half-double crochet stitches, increasing each round until the "cap part" is made, then crochet additional rows with the same number of stitches until the desired length is reached. I started with white and switched to red when it looked good. Top with a pompom and you're done.
Now he wants round-rimmed glasses! Anyone know where to get those????
Next he'll be wanting a cane!!