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Tuesday
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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they look so cute~
star wars never gets old. hehe

11.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBuy WoW Rogue

Great job, Brooke! I'm so happy you post your kids' costumes, so I can copy them! My babe was an owl this year, and I used your photos YET AGAIN for inspiration! Thank you!

11.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Oh my! Way too adorable!! Sooo cute!!

11.15.2010 | Unregistered Commenterporter

Ahaahhaaaaaa!!!! Oh my god, just DIVINE!!!!!!! And the plaited buns.... love it. x

I know I'm late on this one, but I think B looks a lot like Leia in the Empire Strikes Back movie. She wears a vest, but otherwise it's super similar. That was what I immediately thought when I saw it and then confirmed it with a quick internet search. Excellent job on the costumes. I love how "doable" you make everything. Approachable is an amazing thing with crafts and costumes, etc!

05.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I just love these ideas! So cute!! I featured you in a couple posts: All Things With Purpose: DIY Princess Leia
and
All Things With Purpose: DIY Luke Skywalker

09.25.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Love the boot covers. Did you use a pattern? Do you have any tips for making them?

09.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJean

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