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A Star Wars Themed Family Halloween
Dressing up for Halloween as a family has become a tradition at this point. For almost six years running, we’ve chosen a theme and dressed the kids up in coordinating sibling costumes, and then eventually, we all got involved and started going with themes the whole family could take part in. You can see all of our Disney inspired costumes over the years in this post I shared last year. Well, it turns out I didn’t get to share with you all what theme we ended up going with last year, when our 3rd child joined the mix. The two older kids had just recently watched Star Wars for the first time, and with dad being such a Star Wars fan, it seemed only natural that we finally go with a theme from a galaxy far, far away. And the great thing about a Star Wars theme is that it’s always in style and forever a classic. Click through to see a few photos we snapped last year, just before baby started to melt down, signaling an end to dress-up time!
Star Wars Family Costumes
It took a little prodding to get me to dress up as Queen Amidala, but seeing how excited the kids, and even my husband was to dress up in a Star Wars theme, I couldn’t resist getting into the spirit. Click through to see the details of our costumes from Halloween 2012.
Yoda and Jedi Master
When our 3rd baby joined our family, a mere 10 weeks before Halloween, we all knew that a Master Yoda costume would only be fitting. After all, my husband is a huge Star Wars fan, and he’d recently converted the kids to the dark side, and they were just as hooked. Hayden’s costume was a simple felt cloak that was nice and soft and easy to get on and off, and soft felt Yoda ears. My husband chose a sort of generic-looking Jedi Master costume that would be lightweight and comfortable, since Halloween is usually still warm in Southern California.
Padme & Boba Fett
My daughter ditched the idea of dressing up as classic Leia with the doughnut buns, and opted for Senator Padme, outfitted in her battle suit. I loved her strong, fearless look. My son is quite fascinated with the obscure bounty hunter, Boba Fett, and so he chose to dress up as the ruthless and infamous character.
Queen Amidala and Friends
Clearly, I was Queen Amidala, and was required to wear a lot of white makeup. The headpiece is just a plastic headband/mask with an elastic string that secured it to my head, but actually looked quite real in photos. It wasn’t entirely comfortable, but an affordable, and much easier option than trying to coax my hair into an elaborate halo.
Choosing the Right Costumes
Comfort, especially when it comes to kids’ costumes, is key. If your child is itchy, hot, cold, or otherwise just miserable, the costume will be a disappointment for him/her and a waste of money for you. Most baby costumes keep comfort at the front and center of design, but also don’t overlook easy access for changing diapers and consider ease of clean ups when eating or spit-ups. A dry clean-only infant costumes, needless to say, should always be avoided.
Remember to Have Fun!
I think it’s really important to have fun with dressing up as a family, and not to present it as a chore. This will keep the focus on enjoying the fun day and looking at everyone’s costumes, and less on elaborate details and expensive extras. Our motto is to keep it simple and keep it fun when it comes to dressing up, no matter what the theme is.