The Littlest Nerfherder (DIY Han Solo Holster)

DIY Han Solo Costume.  Check out all our other Star Wars costumes on our blog! #hansolo #holster #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarscostume #halloweencostume #cosplay

Without a good holster, your blaster might get stuck, and then Greedo will shoot first…and we all know how terrible THAT would be. (DON’T get me started!)

With the exception of the holster, Han Solo’s costume was probably the simplest Star Wars costume we have made to date.  It was done in a just a few hours.  The holster on the other hand took some tinkering – but worth it, it is what makes Han’s costume cool!

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Who knew Chewie had a Purse? (DIY Wookiee Belt and Bag)

DIY Chewbacca Costume. Check out all our other Star Wars costumes on our blog! #chewbacca #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarscostume #halloweencostume #wookiee #cosplay

It’s kinda funny how you can see something so many times, and you still don’t really SEE it.  I think we do that in all parts of life.  We do it to our partners, friends, parents, kids, our surroundings… we often fail to appreciate how amazing they really are.

‘Can’t tell you how many times I have seen the Star Wars movies, yet I had no idea there was a bag on the bandolier across  Chewie’s chest.  My hubby, who has seen the movies at least five times as many times as me, had not noticed either.   Oops.  Must be all the fur in the way.

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New and Improved! Lightsaber 2.0 (DIY Foam Noodle Lightsabers)

DIY Foam Noodle Lightsaber. Check out all our other Star Wars costumes on our blog! #jedi #sith #lighsaber #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarscostume #foamnoodle #halloweencostume

For generations, the lightsaber has been know across the galaxies as the weapon of heroes.  Elegant, swift, lightweight and very effective in the right hands.  One could assume such a design would never be improved upon.  However, with version 2.0 we have added an amazing new feature!  Now you do not have to cry if it gets wet from a spilled Banta milk, or wipe off all that Tauntaun spit.  It is perfectly safe if you plan on visiting Otoh Gunga.  The new and improved Lightsaber 2.0 is waterproof and, it floats!
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Best Friends!

DIY Chewbacca and Han Solo Costumes. Check out all our other Star Wars costumes on our blog! #chewbacca #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarscostume #halloweencostume #wookiee #hansolo #cosplay

So the story goes that Chewie owes Han Solo his life.  When Han was in the Imperial Army, he refused orders to kill Chewie.  Han was discharged, and took up smuggling to make ends meet.  Chewie came along to protect Han, to pay his debt as it were.

I’m not sure a life-debt necessarily means life-long friendship, but it surely is the case with those guys. (Assuming they are translating Chewbacca’s words correctly…You know, he could be cursing up a storm, and we wouldn’t know it!  GAAAAAAAH!)   Their loyalty is fierce, like family.
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Glow Stick Lightsabers: an Elegant Weapon for a more Civilized Age

At last count our family had about a dozen or so of various inexpensive lightsabers, 1 of the mid-grade, and 3 of the high-end ones (OK, full disclosure, those last 3 are not the kids’…).  You wouldn’t think we needed more.  However, none of them worked for the General Grievous Halloween costume we did last year (instructions to come soon!).  We needed smaller, lighter, and continually glowing – so we had to get creative.  These are kid-sized, inexpensive, glow in the dark, AND they are pretty whackable (won’t break, or hurt you too badly when you get hit in the knees).  That’s a pretty hard combo to beat!  Top that off with being super simple to make, so the kids can do most of the work.

DIY Glow stick and Bubble wand Lightsaber. Check out all our other Star Wars costumes on our blog! #jedi #sith #lighsaber #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarscostume  #fubbles #glowstick #bubblewand #halloweencostume

The green lightsaber works especially well for a toddler/pre-schooler dressed up as Yoda – it is light and easy to hold, and just the right size.

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