Since I am a kid at heart, I figured I am allowed to enjoy trick-or-treating as much as the kids do. But I don’t dress up. Well, I don’t dress up MUCH.
The trick is to dress up enough to reinforce the theme, but not so much that you take the focus away from the little ones…
I usually only wear my Yoda hat and the hubby has a Jedi robe and we carry a light saber or two for safety. This year however, the hubby is going to be Chewie. After eyeing the Chewbacca jacket for several years, I finally broke down and bought him one (though, I have already started to borrow it!). It is furry, warm, and has a bandolier… What more could one want for a cold Halloween night, right?
It gets better. It is reversible… On the other side is Han’s Hoth jacket. It is just as cool, I just wish it was brown instead of blue.
(If you look at all the merchandising through the years, it’s kinda funny that half of it has Han’s jacket as brown, and half as blue. It sure looks blue on screen. However after some research on the net, I found a picture of the actual jacket, and it is brown. [Click here and scroll down a bit for a picture]. At least it wasn’t white and gold…no, I mean blue and black…that would have really freaked me out…)
To complete the costume, I bought a Chewbacca hat for a mere $3 at Target.
That hat-jacket combo works really well as a quick adult Trick-or-Treat costume; fun, easy, but not so elaborate that your kids will play second fiddle. Target also has $3 Darth Vader, R2-D2, Stormtrooper hats in addition to the Chewie hats. The Star Wars hoodies and jackets are available for kids and adults on Amazon. (See links at the bottom of this post)
Our little guy already had the Darth Vader hoodie. So with the hat and a glow stick lightsaber, he’s got a great every-day costume.
- I found the Star Wars character hats in the “dollar section” of my local Target, and it does not seem like they are available online. So you’ll need to go to your store and check to see what they have in stock. Amazon also has a bunch of other options if you are willing to pay a little more.
Star Wars Knit Hat
- Chewbacca Hoodie (Note: not all are reversible)
- Darth Vader Hoodie
- Stormtrooper Hoodie
- R2-D2 Hoodie
- …and they also have a Boba Fett Hoddie