Star Wars fandom proposes some problems for girls. The majority of characters are male of course, but more importantly just about all official licensed merchandising is geared towards boys. (Marketing people at Disney, take note, there is a vast untapped market here!) Having a daughter who likes Star Wars, AND pink girly things, can create a bit of a challenge when it comes to Star Wars costumes. But being a firm believer in creative liberties, and personal expressions – as well as being the owner of a several cans of pink spray paint, we went to work. 10 minutes of work, and wait time about the time it took to watch 3 Clone Wars episodes, we had the perfect Pink Vader costume.
When our son was about 2.5 he asked me “What does Star Wars smell like?” Now, it happens that I actually do not have a sense of smell, so I would not be able to answer a questions about what ANYTHING smells like. But since I cry when I chop onions, I sneeze when someone wears too much perfume, and cough when I burn the chicken, I at least have some vague concept that different things smell differently. Still, I was WAY out of my depth on the smell of Star Wars (though we have all heard about the Tauntauns stinking). So, we asked dad (who is THE Star Wars expert in our family, and has an exceptional olfactory system to boot), but he had no idea either.
Have you seen Ewan McGregor’s smile? Seriously, have you?
I am a little torn here, I really want to show his picture on the blog, but I am thinking Ewan probably wouldn’t appreciate being volunteered into doing an “advetorial” for a toothbrush. So the link above will have to do! So click on the link, admire his smile, and then come right back to the M4P post!
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!!!
When you are a little padawan, like our son, you get away with wearing your favorite shirt (Darth Vader shirt with cape) anywhere – even in church – and people will think it is really cute. When you reach adulthood, not so much. I have heard of guys wearing their Wookie bathrobe pretty much all the time….or that original, tattered 70s t-shirt….or those favorite Star Wars PJs. My favorite is my green fleece yoda hat (post to come!). If our daughter let me, I would wear it every single day when I drop her off at school in the winter. She is a big Star Wars fan, still, she has forbidden me to wear it to her school.
As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes less is more – the Star Wars gear has to be more classy and definitely more subtle! So for that job interview, when you are getting married, or are meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time, here are some suave, stylish gear that will still let you have a bit of Star Wars fun:
LUKE: What’s in there?
YODA: Only what you take with you.
Luke looks warily between the tree and Yoda. He starts to strap on his weapon belt.
YODA: Your weapons…you will not need them
Luke gives the tree a long look, then shakes his head “no.”
Luke reaches up to brush aside some hanging vines and enters the tree.
Luke must have known he would need his lightsaber… because Darth Vader’s helmet was filled with…CANDY!?!
Make a blue lightsaber bopper, be like Luke, and get a good whack at Darth.