Thursday, October 27, 2011

1970's Halloween Memories

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Maybe it is because my parents enjoyed it just as much as any kid, so their passion for a good costume and holiday fun rubbed off on me. For the most part, family costumes were handmade or the parts were gathered from here and there and assembled into a complete look. The best handmade costume ever had to be the Darth Vader costume my dad made back in 1977, long before Darth Vader masks had ever been sold on the market by a major company. He spent hours handcrafting the mask out of cardboard, plastic milk jugs, and random pieces around the house. He also made the cape and circuit board on his chest. I had fun watching him. The finished product looked so convincing, that even a 6 year old didn't want to stand near him. I guess I was scared??
Scared of Daddy Darth?
Of course, if dad was Darth, then mom had to be Princess Leia. The two made a great match.  

Mom and Dad in 1977

Me dressed in Mom's costume

Some fun Handmade Star Wars accessories for this Halloween Season.

Princess Leia Knitted Hair Buns - by RoyalKane - $99.99

Star Wars Hat R2D2 - by BodyUpholstery - $40

Star Wars Anakin Ep 3 Tunic Costume - by EvaVanecek - $399
Space Princess Baby Costume - by TheGreenHedgeHog - $58
Star Wars ESB Luke Hoth Hat - by MagicWardrobe - $450 
Yoda, This Hat Is - by MaryOriginals - $20

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