Well, the Halloween party I spoke of in an earlier blog has come and gone. It was a fun time as expected. My wife and I did end up doing the Han and Leia costumes with our baby dressed up as Yoda. My son looked adorable. He was perfect in his little Yoda costume. My wife made a great Princess Leia (Especially considering she had to work with only what we could find in our closets and her mom’s closet). She had a long flowing white dress and her hair up in braided buns. Magical. I on the other hand…well first let’s look at the picture…
Sadly we didn’t get a “better” shot of my costume, so let me walk you through it. On my head I am wearing a mullet wig with the mullet tucked underneath the back of the wig. Plain white t-shirt over which is a blue button down shirt with duck tape on the inside to make it shorter. Then I’m wearing some gray suit pants from a suit that went out of style just about the time Empire Strikes Back hit theaters. Then I’m wearing my mother in law’s leather belt…with duck tape around the huge buckle. Slipped into the belt is my Nintendo Entertainment System Light Zapper. Lastly, on my feet, a pair of my wife’s grey Uggs.
If the Star Wars universe had a a “People of Walmart” website, this version of Han Solo would be on it. My favorite moment of the night was when I looked up and saw a guy looking my direction. He looked confused but very determined. Finally he noticed I was looking at him and he said “Oh sorry…I was trying to figure it out.” I told him that I was Han Solo…if Han Solo failed at life.
But I must admit, not one person pointed out that Han and Leia never met Yoda. My wife wins this round. Then again, I have a wife who is willing to play these silly dress up games every year, so really, I win!
Now that is a loving wife! …Or a poor woman held hostage. Hard to tell.