I wandered through the massive Halloween decoration and costume section at Target last week and felt a little sad. Sad for the landfill that so much of this stuff is destined to clog in a few months. Sad that my kids are going to parties this year instead of trick or treating in costumes they made themselves. And sad that so few kids do make costumes — or persuade their parents to make them — or do anything creative for this once-all-about-handmade holiday beyond slap down too much money for a costume that will be exactly what 30 % of the other kids are wearing this year. And then the folks at Etsy sent me a link to what the merchants at massive shopping site for all things handmade are selling this year. And I felt better. Handmade isn’t dead. It just isn’t at Target. The vampire baby pacifier above is one example from the massive collection of costumes, decorations, and accessories. Check it out.