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Hope you had a great Halloween!

We sure did, it’s so much fun having little ones to take around and teach them the wonder of this fun little holiday. Nate was still pretty confused through it all, knocking on strangers’ doors, getting things to eat, in the dark, in funny clothes . . . I could almost hear the little wheels in his brain spinning and trying to digest what was going on. He wasn’t impressed with having to wear a costume either, mad at putting it on, madder when we took away his train he carries everywhere and his suckie, and furious when I tried to get him to wear the hat. And I’m sure I’ll get in trouble for the whole ‘sibling matchy type outfits’ when he’s bigger. Oh well, they looked cute so it’s all worth it!

Darth Vader and R2D2 go handmade

While browsing Halloween costumes, in an attempt to talk Wesley out of being a garbage man again, he saw a Darth Vader mask and cape and decided that was going to be his Trick or Treating get up. I approved. We didn’t buy the whole outfit type costume because have you seen the price of those things?!! Not to mention the terribly quality of them!! I figured I can’t make the mask so that’s ok to buy, and having the cape is just bonus but I can totally make him some pants and a shirt to go with it.

I googled images of Darth Vaders chest plate part to get an idea of what I had to rig up and came up with these sketches.

Then I went to Michael’s to take advantage of the 2 for $7 T-shirts they’ve had on sale lately. I grabbed the smallest youth size, they’ll still be a bit big, especially for Nate but great if they end up wearing jackets underneath. I cut up felt and stitched it to the front of the shirts and came up with these.

I made some of R2’s pieces gray when they should really be white but I thought this way it shows up better. I also still have to finish his hat, which is really his gray winter hat with felt pieces attached. Wesley already wanted to wear his T-shirt. Can’t wait to see them all dressed up and standing together. My mom made me some awesome costumes when I was little,  fittingly one was Princess Leia.  So, am I going to get in trouble later for making them costumes that go together?