So for The Q (my son’s) first Halloween, my wife and I thought it would be cute if we all dressed up in matching costumes. Not all the same costume, but a general theme. We each came up with an idea. Both of them on the surface are awesome…
Look at me! I’m Andy. “My kid is cute. Blah, blah, blah!”
So her idea was that we’d dress the baby up as Yoda, and she and I would go as Princess Leia and Han Solo. I pointed out that the only problem with that was the fact that Leia and Han never met Yoda. She gave me that look that says, “who else would notice let alone care about that except for you?”
I then suggested we dress the baby up as Harry Potter (paint a little scar and glasses on him) and then we would go as Ron and Hermione. She put the brakes on that real quick. “How does Ron and Hermione full grown and Harry as a baby make any more sense than Yoda hanging out with Han and Leia?”
In my opinion, it makes way more sense. Harry Potter lives in a world of magic where they have all sorts of spells. It’s totally conceivable that Ron and Harry were working on a spell in class and it turned Harry into a baby and Hermione had to come along and fix it. But it didn’t make it into the books/movies because it didn’t move along the Voldemort storyline. But they are in Hogwarts for a whole school year each book. Who knows what happened in the parts they leave out of the books?
On the other hand, in the trilogy that shall not be named, we see Yoda park his sorry, Muppet butt on Dagobah. He says he’s going into exile, so its pretty safe to assume he stays there until we see him in Empire Strikes Back. Also in Empire, Luke is rescued by Han out in the frozen wastelands of Hoth. He is rambling on about “Yoda” and “Dagobah” system which Han shows no glimmer of recognition about. It is therefore safe to assume he’s never been there or met him. Then at the end of that movie, Han gets frozen. He doesn’t get thawed out until Return of the Jedi where (spoiler alert) Yoda dies…still without meeting Han.
I therefor submit my idea is more plausible than my wife’s. Who’s side are you on fair readers?
FYI-This whole argument is a moot point because they don’t seem to sell a baby Harry Potter costume and we borrowed the baby Yoda costume from a friend.
FYI Part 2-If you see this off the rack Han Solo costume:
Don’t buy it. Look at the painted on pockets on the vest. Plus the vest is on piece with the shirt so the back tucks in but the front flops over…awkward. Not only that, look at how loose and floppy it is. And that’s on their model picture…imagine how it looked on my awkward ass! Totally not worth the $60+ price tag. So now I’m gonna try and make my own Han costume. Wish me luck.
FYI Part 3-My actual first idea for a Harry Potter theme was that the kid would be baby Harry and we would be his dead parents. Not sure why we moved past it, but as you learned above, it’s a moot point now.