Star Wars Celebration 2017

We had a great time as Sesame Street Star Smores at Celebration! It was Keelan’s first time as a part of a big cosplay group. We got off to a bit of a rough start with our little Luke Piewalker, who was promptly renamed “Luke Crywalker”:17952613_1772998456060662_3386436822874168872_nBut then there was an attitude shift after we managed to get everyone dressed and out the door. He stayed in his stroller for the first half, just taking everything in, and then wanted to get  out and run around for the next bit. He high-fived wampas, took pics with Chewie and didn’t seem to mind all the crazy costumes around him one bit. Guess this means he is ready for Disneyworld!

Star Wars Celebration is always a great event for Star Wars fans and I was really excited to get to share it with my family. This is my third time, but their first! It was also husband and son’s birthday weekend so it was a celebration all around 🙂

And to top it off, my friend Bridget and I made it onto Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of the event!

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The Reality of Costuming Kids

untitledBefore I had my son, I had grand ideas of dressing him up. I had a little dragon costume for him before he was even born, with plans to take a few Game of Thrones inspired pics. The reality: he screamed and cried as soon as the little outfit was on him. So I got pics of me and a crying baby dragon. I also have pics of me and a crying little Captain America. There’s a theme here…

I see the photos of people with their babies dressed up all cute, often asleep, totally going along with this whole costume thing. Not mine. If he can rip it off and eat it, he will. And just move an arm while he is sleeping and he will wake up so I never had a chance to do any of those cute posed sleeping pictures.

He has gotten better as he got older, but also I’ve gotten better at making costumes he can wear. I also have no shame in buying a cheap outfit for him because he is going to ruin it or grow out of it immediately. His latest Jedi costume is basically a smock over pants. I did spend time making a fancy belt that may be immediately torn apart, but I had to try to add a little something fancy.

So wish us luck as we embark on our first big costume group at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration! I’m hoping he doesn’t tear his Jedi robe to shreds before we get in the door. We are doing costumes based on a Sesame Street parody called Star Smores: