Tuesday, November 1, 2011

May The Force Be With You

What do you get when you have a spectacular seamstress for a mother and an out-of-the-box handyman for a husband (with several handy helpers)?

THIS…for Halloween (and I can’t claim an ounce of credit for it, unless taking a few measurements counts as an ounce).

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My Mother hand-made all of these fabulous costumes (except for R2D2, which Brent and the kids made…out of a box). She cut and stitched everything from cloaks and belts all the way down to Yoda’s ears and toes. (And a few extra credits include: Diggy made Yoda’s light saber, Kenny made his own boots, and Kirsti braided Anakin’s trendy hairpiece.)

Halloween wasn’t going to be this big.

But a few months ago, the older kids watched “Star Wars: A New Hope” and began coordinating make-shift outfits to reminisce some of their favorite scenes. Then Allison started waddling around like a robot and saying things like, “Hello. I am C3PO.” and “R2D2, where are you?” in an adorable robot-English accent. And things snowballed from there.

I thought it would be a stretch to convince Cienna to play Yoda. But she LOVED painting her face green and carrying a light saber around (having her siblings bow to her and call her, “Master,” might have had something to do with it). The perfect Yoda she is.

So the extra $$ spent on costumes this year was well-worth the family memories!

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One of the many perks to this year’s Halloween extravaganza =

R2D2 can play along even when MaryAnn doesn’t feel like pretending.

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Nat Heaton said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Best family Halloween costumes ever!

Jennette said...

You guys win!!! Seriously, about the best costumes ever. And I didn't think that you'd ever top your year of Harry Potter costumes. Awesome all around!

Diana said...

I am very, very impressed. Its one thing to try to pull off a costume theme for three! I am excited to show this post to my hubby

kristine said...

SO stinking cute! What a creative soul you are! That is my wish, to have a fun costume idea for everyone, not just the children.
What a great memory and a fun time for you!!

slopfam said...

How fun! I just may have to enlist my mother's sewing skills next year!

Edie Opitz said...

I love these pictures! Your children will always treasure these memories!

Sarah Saad said...

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