For Halloween this year, Pax wanted to be a Jedi. I asked him what his little brother should be then and he suggested that he be an evil Sith Lord…hmmm. Anyhow, I was on the ball and started on these costumes a week ahead (rather than the night before, like my husband and I did for the last couple of years).
While I’m sure the boys don’t really care where their costumes come from, I find store bought costumes to be quite expensive and low quality. As a parent, the easier way and less stressful perhaps is to just buy one. I guess Halloween gives me the opportunity to make something different and special for the boys, so I always try to make them their costumes.
To complete the look, my husband bought these M&M light sabres which also dispenses candies from the bottom.
In my wildest maker’s universe, I would have time to draft all of my sewing patterns for every project I did. Drafting a pattern takes a lot of time, so I didn’t do that for the costumes. I remembered I bought a pattern book a few years ago called, Little Things to Sew by Oliver + S. In it is a sewing pattern for a child’s cape, so I used that and adapted it for the Star Wars costumes.
The pattern is for a Little Red Riding Hood cape. It’s a fully lined pattern that comes in 2 sizes, medium and large. I made both of the capes in medium, which seems to fit up to a 5 year old.