(No Spoilers) To spoil or not to spoil. That is the question. As with all other The Force Awakens posts we have made, we had to decide whether we want this post to be safe from spoilers. One the one hand, we obviously don’t want to ruin anything… on the other hand we really really REALLY want to talk to you guys about the movie! However, I think we are going to keep it spoiler free for a bit longer. So, if you have yet to see the movie, it is still safe to click and read on.
The Littlest Nerfherder (DIY Han Solo Holster)
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!
Han Solo Perler Bead Coaster
I watched Star Wars for the first time when I was in college. I had seen bits and pieces before, but college was the first time I got to watch all 3 movies, together, in all their gloriousness. My biggest take-away at the time was…. the biggest crush ever on Han Solo. sigh. (a moment while I sit here and reminisce)
Really, it was NOT a Star Wars Wedding!
…or at least is was 95% Star Wars free! (That is probably not the answer our friends would give you if you asked them about the wedding, but it is nevertheless true!) Since Valentine’s is coming up, I thought it would be appropriate to get a little personal here, and share a few details about our special day.
Some of my Favorite Things (DIY Star Wars Chocolates)
My favorite things (not in any particular order): family, friends, God, Puccini, cheese, Christmas trees, Star Wars, and chocolate. They are even better when combined: a cheese party with friends, seeing Tosca with the hubby, the Christmas display at Church…. and now, eating Star Wars chocolates!!!
Who Shot First? (DIY Han Solo Costume)
When our daughter wanted to be Chewie for Halloween, our son simply had to be Han Solo. Proportionally they were just about the right size. In theory, he was happy about this. He loves Star Wars. In practice it was a little more complicated. He was quite upset that Han does not get to have a lightsaber! But more importantly, he hated the hair! I mean, HATED the hair. As the good (albeit slightly obsessed) mom that I am, we skipped 2 haircuts so he would have nice shag do in time for Halloween. Un-coiffed, it looked more “Luke” than “Han”, and the times we tried to style it like Han he just got REALLY upset. So, the brain washing had to begin.