Sunday, October 25, 2015

Vader, you are my daughter


Making a Darth Vader costume for my teen daughter. Like you do.

Trying to avoid paying a ludicrous sum for a badly made male costume that is worn twice at the most. Also avoiding purchasing a badly made female Vader costume that is designed to look like a space hooker. So we bought a cheap mask, cape and light saber and I told her I'd make the T-shirt. Thank goodness for my prodigious ribbon collection. I found that gluing ribbons on to make the details is a lot neater and faster than the freezer paper stencil I had envisioned. I think I'll glue on some felt to make the gray part of the yoke at the top and call it a day. Black jeans, boots and belt and she's good to go. I mean evil. Evil to go.

Are you guys as geeked out about the upcoming Episode 7 as we are? Deep down I think I know it will be a disappointment...it's hard to imagine anything better than Episode 5. But I'm willing to find out.

My other kid wants to be a fox and somehow the entire world has been depleted of orange faux fur. I had some ordered online for a few weeks that's been backordered twice. So I gave up and canceled. I found some small pieces of neon orange at my local Joann (think Troll doll) so I'm going to see what I can do.

What are you making? You'd better get crackin'.

7 comments:

  1. so kewel. i check in here every day to see what you're up to.

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    1. Hey, purejuice! Thanks for being so awesome. I'm sorry I've left you hanging lately with posts. Hopefully life will ease up a bit in the next few weeks.

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  2. No way! I am making a Darth Vader costume for my daughter too!!

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    1. Hey, Sarah! haha, that's great. Love to see what you are doing. I think we'll be two of the one billion Vader costumes out there on the 31st. But not all handmade, right? So that makes us unique.

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    2. Yes, there were a lot of Vaders, but you're right the handmade costumes stick out. I wonder what percentage of them had girls inside? Probably more than Disney realizes... :-)

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  3. We went the Disney Store costume route for my Precious Princess' Darth Vadar costume. I had great doubts about my ability to sew such a thing (especially since she wanted it to light up). I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

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    1. Yarn Miracle, gone are the days when I could purchase a cute kiddy costume...My girls are sized out of those or Id be all over it. Wow, it lights up? *templing fingers* Excellent.

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