I wanted their costumes to be Disney related, but still be manly enough for the boys. I decided on Star Wars since Disneyland has the Star Tours ride & Jedi training. I know nothing about Star Wars. I never watched the movies as a kid. And still have only seen part of episode 1. But, since I don't live under a rock it was easy enough to come up with characters. Mr. T quickly agreed to be Yoda. I planned on Capt. N being somebody handsome such as Obi Wan Kenobi, but he chose to be the mean, old Emperor. Princess K had no idea who Princess Leia was, but since Leia was a princess she agreed.
I searched online for costumes, but didn't find anything that worked. Eventually I decided to make them. Luckily I found a super simple jedi robe pattern online. I used the pattern on all the costumes, including the robes I made for the 3 adults. The kids costumes, though, have a few additions. A pattern almost doesn't get easier than this one for the jedi robe. It really was simple. Although, it did require many yards of fabric.
I needed the kids to try on their costumes so I could make adjustments. I told them I was trying to get their costumes done before we left on our trip because I wouldn't have enough time before Halloween to make them after we got back. They totally fell for it. I snuck a bag full of our costumes, makeup & light sabers in the car. Thankfully they never cared what was in that bag. I was able to keep the fact that we were trick or treating at Disneyland a surprise until the day of the party.
:: The Emperor ::
:: Yoda ::
:: Princess Leia::
|Pluto signing their autograph books.|