Sunday, November 2, 2008
A week before Halloween my little guy finally told me he wanted to be Anakin Skywalker. So I got on the good old interweb and started searching out what I needed for a Jedi Padawan or Youngling costume. Everything I found was for bigger kiddos so I decided to improvise. I went to the craft store and found a pattern for kids karate uniforms and modified it for the tunic that I sewed out of Cream colored flannel then created an obi of sorts from the scrap fabric and the belt from an old leather camera strap my dad had given me. I found a $3.99 brown fleece blanket at a big box store when we went to get the all important light saber and created his robe from that. I really didn't have a pattern for that and I am still marveling at the sewing skills I have apparently picked up over the years. There was even a coordinating piece of grosgrain ribbon wrapped around the blanket with velcro so I used that for the robe closure. The underclothes are simply coordinating brown sweats and brown boots. It was so comfy that he probably could have worn it for longer even with the robe. Needless to say my little Jedi was a big hit when we went Trick-or-Treating.