We went to the Mars New Years festival…and obviously what better way to celebrate the Mars new year than putting the kids in Jedi costumes??
This was ridiculously easy. I saw some DIY Jedi costumes on the Pottery Barn Kids website that were beyond simple. You take brown material (fleece or felt), and I cut a 14″ strip for the 5-year-old, 12″ strip for the 3-year-old and a 8″ strip for the baby. All the strips were the length of the fabric. I cut a slit half way up the middle, and then draped it over their shoulders and trimmed the bottom front and back sections so that it fell their knees. I tied their midsection with a 2″ strip of white fabric – I also used a strip of cotton bandage for one of their friends and that worked perfectly too. I couldn’t find a large piece of felt so I used fleece instead, and each child’s costume cost about $2 to make.
They wore whatever white/khaki clothes they had available, under the Jedi robes.
I also rummaged around the house and came up with the easiest homemade lightsabers EVER. Silver flashlight duct taped to an empty bubble wand container. Done. It even lights up. I added some washi tape to the handle to spice it up.
I am continually surprised at how aware she is of what the boys get, and what she does not get. She was mad and threw a little fit. We calmed her down. I rummaged around a little more and came up with a smaller silver flashlight and a Playdoh roller. She was quite happy.
The festival was fun and everyone complimented their Jedi costumes.
The world is a safer place.