In case you missed it, but it was Halloween last weekend. I have three, well two kids that are influencing the baby, who are gaga for Star Wars. Sport knows more about George Lucas’ creations than my brother does, I just never thought that that could be possible. In fact, almost every breathing moment is spent informing me or someone else what this clone did, this droid, etc. Speaking from the Crib describes this obsession to a T.
I digress, back to Halloween. My daughter, Pumpkin, broke away from the Disney Princesses last year and wanted to be Padme (for those of you who don’t know she’s from Episode I, II and III). Since, I want a strong independent daughter I was all on board. To be frank it was the easiest costume ever. I purchased white leggings, a white top and sewed a table runner into a cape and there you have Padme.
This year, has sadly marked the death of the princess fascination in general, this year she really wanted to be a Jawa. So I pulled out the sewing machine and began goggling. I found this pattern, and modified it, by taking a shirt pattern and making the arms a little more fitted. I have to say I think I did a pretty good job.
This year my son, Sport, wanted to be a Clone Trooper. So I could make a Clone Trooper costume or I could buy one. Yes, I bought it. I have to say it turned out to be one of the hardest costumes yet. Silly me didn’t think that the 8-10 sized costume would fit my newly turned 6 year-old, but it was. My Mom made a mad dash to Target and bought the correct size, then we figured out the costumes seams were torn, probably because some 10 year old squeezed himself into the costume splitting the seams and mommy returned it without telling Target. So at 5:30 on Halloween, Cinderelly whipped out her needle and thread and sewed it together. Here are Sport and Pumpkin ready for Trick-Or-Treat by 5:45.
Now here is my favorite costume of the year…baby Yoda. Thanks to Four Little Sparrows for the hat pattern. It worked wonderfully. The only change I made as I sewed a crease in the middle of each ear. The cloak is made from felt, I simply cut a hole for the head and there was his costume.
The Star Wars Halloween has come and gone, The Clone Trooper, Jawa and Yoda costumes are now in the dress up box. I wonder who will visit next year? Will princesses be back? Will Star Wars still be the thing? Will we go gory or cutesy? I can’t wait to see.