A word on inspiration: I recently found Winston sitting like this. I thought, "Hm, he looks like a snail. He should be a snail for Halloween." And so, my boyfriend made it happen:
He looks as happy as a snail should be, right? Here's a little bit of footage of him being the reluctant Animorph:
Unfortunately, Rudy's costume did not pan out. I wanted him to complement Winston and be a slug. I thought that would require just dropping him in pantyhose (a la Winston as the Dune sandworm), but since I don't know anything about anything, I bought knee-highs. Delighted as Rudy was at the prospect of wearing women's sheer garments, they just weren't big enough and so: fail. He's so sensitive that it's probably better that we didn't subject him to the nylon binding, but...
...I did get the feeling that he didn't like being left out. Oh well. There's always next year.
Oh, and if you want to see Winston Halloween costumes of the past: