At six months gestation, the costume was removed from the closet, washed and placed with a large pile of baby clothes that were also awaiting the arrival. Eventually, the costume was moved to "the baby's room". Neatly placed in "the baby's closet", to complete the final stages of waiting f0r the special child.
Then, without notice, the costume was removed from "the baby's closet", looked at one last time, and placed in a dark plastic storage bin.
It was never worn. It never touched the special child's skin. There would be no photos of the special child in the costume. Instead, it would remain empty.
Just an empty costume, in a dark bin that sits in what was to be a nursery.
No memories will be created and no first Halloween will take place. Instead, there will be emptiness from a dream that resulted in a loss.