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…
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.
My husband doesn’t know it yet, but he is going to be a Wookiee when he takes the kids trick-or-treating this Halloween. (Surprise Honey!) Since trick-or-treating really is for the kids, we adults usually don’t dress, up – other than some nominal Star Wars gear. I usually wear my Yoda Hat, and the hubby carries a light saber, and maybe his Jedi robe (Adult Jedi costume post to come, I promise). This year though, I bought him a Wookiee Jacket to wear. But promise not to tell him, I wouldn’t want him to get too disappointed if I decide to keep it for myself…
After a bit of a break getting ready for, and hosting our own May the Fourth be with You Party, we are now back to the blog… though still a bit tired. So I thought we would feature something EASY today. Since we are showcasing Gene Ha while his Kickstarter Campaign is going on, today we are sharing his and (his better half) Lisa’s perfect, yet super simple, costumes from last year.
Our house, September
– Sweetie it is time to get out of bed
– No, really, you have used up your snoozes, time to get up!
– How was school? Did the spelling quiz go OK?
– Great! I’m glad you liked recess, but what about the quiz?
– Hey buddy! There is NO hitting your sister! Honey, why did he hit you?
– GAAAAH! GAAAAH!
– gaaaaah! gaaaaaah! gaaaaaaaaah!
– You! No stealing you brother’s lightsaber. You! no hitting!
– I love you too! Good night!
- (in case you don’t watch movies with the subtitles on – GAAAAAH! is how they transcribe all of Chewie’s dialogue for the subtitles)
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.