When we were invited to a Halloween Party this year my DIY instincts kicked into overdrive. I immediately knew what costumes needed to be put together and I’m pleased to report that my craft-focused labor was worth every stitch, scissor-cutting, sticky tape filled second!
While pregnant during this time last year Stephen shared a costume idea with me for our child’s first Halloween. We didn’t know if we were having a boy or girl at the time, but I knew we could make it work either way. I think he was surprised and pleased that I not only remembered his idea, but followed through on the costume. Let me get straight to the pictures for you…
Baby Ringl’s 1st Halloween:
Yep, we did it. We dressed our sweet little girl up as Yoda for Halloween.
I have to say, she’s the cutest Yoda I’ve ever seen!
This picture melts my heart
Yoda on Han Solo’s shoulders
(while the picture it isn’t accurate to the movies, you will understand below)
Leia and Yoda
The 2011 Ringl Halloween
To keep from grossing anyone out, Stephen was Han Solo and I was Leia. That way when we kissed it wasn’t any weird form of incest, just plain old fashioned attraction :)
To top off all the fun, I am very excited that we were able to actually make and piece together all 3 costumes! From Han Solos Corellian Bloodstripe pants to Yoda’s felty 3-fingered hands and feet.
While at the party we put a pink bow on her Yoda ear so everyone would know she was a Ms. Yoda. The costumes were definitely a hit! If we were voting I’d say she won the 2011 Best Costume award! I suppose I should thank Mr. Lucas for the inspiration. Thanks George!