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:
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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