Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yeah, We're Halloween Star Wars Nerds.


My Space Princess Hairdo Hat started it all.  Just a crazy creation I made for fun that got an amazing reaction after I showed it in a post over the summer.  I was stunned people wanted to buy one.  So I started making them for my Etsy shop and was kicked into hyperdrive when it was featured on Etsy's Daily Find.  I had to take it a step further for my own kids & make a full-on trio of Star Wars costumes for Halloween.  With the number of Halloween hats I'd been furiously sewing, a few costumes seemed like a walk in the park.  Here they are in all their glory for your viewing pleasure.

I was too cheap & pressed for time to search around for something to look like Leia's gown, so I made my own.  


I found it easier to make my own pattern and create a fleece gown with detachable belt.  Yeah, I know that sounds crazy, but seriously, it was less work than spending hours surfing online or out in the stores.  It snaps up the back so it's really simple to get on & off too.  


As you can see, she totally digs it:


Of course, my guys couldn't be left out, so I made my signature Little Alien hat for Ethan as well as the rest of the ensemble.



A customer had asked me to make hands & feet for her a while back, so after creating those there was no reason not to go full force on his costume too.  Did you catch the "force" reference there?  Yeah, I'm a total nerd.


I modified a bathrobe pattern with bell sleeves and more length and snagged a light up sword (2 for $1 at Target).  Score!  My middle child is obsessed with the lights and sounds of light sabres & what he calls "blast-overs" (aka blasters), so he's our Han Solo.



Cheap white shirt & blue sweats paired with a fleece vest and snap-on belt I made and he's ready for action.


We've already worn them 3 times for various Halloween parties and gotten a great reaction, so we're ready to rock it out on the big night.  This is Serena's first Halloween costume & chance to trick or treat so I think it's going to be a blast (or blast-over as my little guy would say).



Have a great Halloween everybody!!
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33 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! They are so cute!!!!

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  2. OMG! This is sewwwww cute! :) Please make sure you link this up to my Halloween Edition link party on SewWoodsy.blogspot.com

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  3. So Cute!

    You should enter them in my Handmade Halloween Costume contests!

    Susan,
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

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  4. So so so cute! Princess Leia is too precious! I love it. :)

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  5. Fantastic! I love that they are all dressed for one theme. When I was growing up my sister and I were always either the exact same thing, or two very different things... Like a clown and a panda bear or something.
    Great job!

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  6. Crazy good! Best of all they are fleece so they will be warm. You won't have that fight about wearing a coat over your costume that happened to me and my parents every year. (I went without the coat!)

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  7. Seriously awesome!!! I am totally amazed at the head gear. You are very talented little miss 'sew can do'...you sure can! I am totally inspired by you. (Star Wars nerd as well) ;)

    P.S. Found you from BCD. Come check out LBT when you get a chance. Thx!

    Angelene
    http://littlebuggietutu.blogspot.com

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  8. Absolutely fantastic job! Your kids will ALWAYS remember that you put so much love into their costumes!

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  9. Seriously, that is the cutest Yoda costume I've ever seen, and geeky or not they had me laughing, in a good way of course.

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  10. cheryl you did such a great job with your kids costumes! what a cute little troup and what a great mommy you are!

    happy halloween!

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  11. Those look so much better than the over-priced junk I see in the stores, and I'm sure they're much more comfortable, too. I want to be reincarnated as your kid in my next lifetime.

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  12. Love it! I remember seeing the Leia hat over the summer- I'm not surprised that you got a lot of requests for it. Very adorable.
    My family is doing Star Wars for Halloween, too- my husband's going to be Han Solo, I'm going to be Leia, and our daughter's going to be an ewok.

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  13. i absolutely LOVE this, you are a genius!♥♥♥
    i love star wars!!

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  14. I can't believe this awesomeness!!!
    what a great job Cheryl!!! thanks for sharing the link to your blog with me!
    Your kids look so cool and your little princess Leia is ADORABLEEEEE!

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  15. These are so stinkin' cute! I love your little princess.

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  16. As long as some one doesn't say "I've got a bad feeling about this".Seriously good costumes

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  17. Gotta love a good StarWars nerd!
    These are fantastic... and handmade is ALWAYS better!

    Mari,
    http://www.choochmagooz.blogspot.com

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  18. Your efforts to go full "force" really paid off. The costumes look great! They look warm and cozy, too, which is always a plus for a kid's costume.

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  19. How adorable! I love that y'all get the whole family in on the theme and the nerdiness. Very cool.

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  20. Bwahahaha!! That Leia costume is so hilarious. What a great job you did!!! So cute.

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  21. Adorable!!!!!

    I'm your newest happy follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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  22. These are AWESOME!!!! We are huge Star Wars geeks as well and when my son was little, he had some great SW costumes, too. I adore your little Princess Lia! What a cutie!

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  23. Really tooooo cute !
    You shall sell the Leia costume too, I would probably buy one to fit the hat you've made for Lexie.
    Vive les fans de Star Wars ! Julie (from France)

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  24. Seriously adorable! I love themed Halloween costumes! Those hates are amazing.

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  25. Linked this to my FB page today :).

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  26. Love the hats, you did an awesome job on all the costumes!

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  27. Possibly the cutest Star Wars Clan ever! Princess Leia is so adorable. Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at A Crafty Soiree... hope to see you again tomorrow

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  29. This is so adorable! Love all three costumes and that Leia hair is just too much! Thanks for linking up to CraftingCon!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy. They're some of my favorite creations:)

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