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Nov022010

a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

There seems to be two constants in my sons life: legos and Star Wars. Other toys come and go, but he always returns to those two. So I wasn't totally shocked when C told me he wanted to be Luke Skywalker for Halloween.

We always try to make our costumes from stuff around the house. And if we do need to buy something, I try to make it something that will go in our dress up box after Halloween. The boot covers gave me a little trouble, but all in all, this was a pretty easy costume. We borrowed a karate shirt from a friend (a few sizes too big so it hangs down like Luke's), grabbed some tan cords we already had, and made some boot covers and a belt out of some tan felt.

The poses C came up with are awesome, I think he's been practicing these for a while.

My daughter Bee had specific instructions for her costume. "Princess Leia, but not when she's wearing a dress... like when she's a fighter." I can't recall Princess Leia actually wearing this outfit, but Bee thought it was perfect.

We found some cream colored long underwear for $8 at Target, we made a cape out of some cream fleece and boot covers from brown felt, and I happened to have a white yoga belt that we wrapped around her a few times. We put her hair in buns, and handed her a Nerf gun.

Baby M joined the group as Yoda, wisest of the Jedi's. We already had a light green onesie and pants, and a brown wooly cardigan. I cut some ears out of green felt and sewed them to a light green pilots cap (a hand me down from Bee). I wish I had a photo I could show you.. the serious little faces Baby M makes were perfect for a wise Jedi master.

Just your average brother and sister team taking on the Empire. Happy Halloween!

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I think these costumes are my favorite that I've seen on blogs this year! SO CUTE! I can't believe how cheap you managed to put it all together, too!

11.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAriana

Oh, these are priceless...especially the poses! There is something universal about star wars, my children love the movies as much as my husband and I do.

11.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

These are awesome! I love coordinating costumes but my boys won't have any of that anymore. I only get to coordinate the two younger ones these days.

ps. I think Leia wore that outfit in Return of the Jedi. I think.

11.2.2010 | Unregistered Commentermandi

Love these costumes!

11.2.2010 | Unregistered Commenterlogan

Legos and Star Wars - sounds like my house. My kids are in 2nd and 6th grade now and the days of dressing them as a pair are over. When my daughter was 4 and my son was 1 they were Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion. Two years later they were Luke and Leia. I miss those days!

11.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterShe's Thrifty

These are too cute! Where's the picture of Yoda, though?!

My daughter's costume this year was inspired by your owl costume a few years back: http://www.mirandamakes.com/blog/2010/11/2/halloween-take-two-duck.html

Thanks for the inspiration!

11.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda Makes

The costumes are adorable, whatever you put together turns out beautifully!

The poses are perfect, too. :)

11.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Awsome! those are tooo cute! Love it!

11.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEstela

love the costumes love how you guys make all your stuff :D

11.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSammi

Ack, the cuteness. My son is a star wars lego fanatic too, so he was a naboo starfighter pilot (a fairly unknown character, but he has the lego figure:) We do homemade too, but I did have to buy a few things. My daughter started off wanting to be Princess Leia, but changed to a ladybug at the last minute.

11.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney Russell

So cute! I love the boots :)

11.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Darling

Just recently discovered your website and absolutely love it, just like these costumes!

And after a quick Internet search I saw that in Empire Strikes Back she wears a white and tan outfit (white pants and shirt, tan vest). I think this costume pretty much embodies all the great parts of Princess Leia :D.

11.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSofia

Love the costumes- so much better than the store bought! I always try to make at least one of my kids costumes. so am I a total geek if I say that the Leia costume looks more like Padme aka queen Amidala from the star wars prequels specifically episode two. my daughter a few years ago wanted to be the "princess who fights" so we went with Padme.

11.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaNae

These are great! Costumes really bring out the imaginations don't they? They kids in my class were posing in character all day. It was really adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Very cute Halloween ideas. But I had to chip in to say that actually you're mixing up two costumes here. In Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia does dress up in camouflage fighting garb (like everyone else in the Endor landing party except Han) but you've actually dressed Bee like Leia's mother, Senator Amidala in the fighting costume from the end of Episode II. Here's a link to Natalie Portman wearing it: http://media.stars.ign.com/articles/101/1016955/img_7073564.html

11.4.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDella

so great as always Brooke! That cape just makes me want to snuggle up in it and take nap...

11.5.2010 | Unregistered Commentermer

Star Wars and Lego that is what life is all about in our house also. My 6 yr old son can look through his Lego Star Wars book nightly! Love the outfits - great inspiration that I can see my son and his younger sister wearing next(he has been on the dark side these past 2 yrs and not Vader)! For the side buns I have already been eyeing those hair pieces that are already a swirl.

11.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I certainly appreciate a good Star Wars costume! (I'm married to a stormtrooper.) Those look great! What fun for your kids!

I think your daughter may have confused Leia with her mother Padme. That looks like Padme's outfit from Episode 2. Regardless, the costume is fabulous, and your daughter looks darling!

I love those boot covers!! I wish I had this before my Luke was Annikan (sp?) last year.

11.9.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRegina

Nice job with the costumes. Your kids are adorable and growing up fast!

11.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTess

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