The family that Star Wars costumes together stays together #How-To & DIY#costumes#Halloween#holidays#star wars October 3 | Guest post by Ashley Ann All photos by Ashley Ann Photography. I have two boys who are very particular about costumes — it is pointless for me to even offer suggestions. It is just not a battle worth fighting for me. A few years ago they decided they wanted to be Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. I'm not the biggest fan of dressing up, but we found ourselves invited to a costume party at which EVERYONE was supposed to wear costumes — kids and adults. I relinquished control and let the boys decide what the rest of the family should be… and of course they chose Star Wars characters. Before we headed to the party I wanted to get a few pictures of us dressed up, so we decided to stage a mini-shoot for the occasion: I don't have specific tutorials for each costume, but I do have a few pointers: Yoda: I dyed an old white t-shirt and beanie. I created ears by cutting the tshirt into four triangles. There are a couple of layers of felt inside the ears. The ear layers are sewn together and then sewn onto the hat. The shoe coverings are just scraps of the dyed white tshirt cut to shape and stitched a little up the back to easily slip on. The jacket is part of the boy's Indiana Jones costume, turned inside out. Jedi Knights: I used this tutorial and $4.00 bed sheets from Walmart R2D2: Large white long sleeve t-shirt and beanie with free-hand drawing with Sharpies. It would have been a lot cuter to make some kind of cardboard thing for him to wear, but he would have never worn it. Darth Vader: borrowed costume Princess Leia: I bought a $3 nightgown and silver purse from Goodwill. I cut off the bottom of the nightgown to make a belt and I also sewed a piece to the top of the dress to cover up a blue flowe. We learned a lot that night — like we should have been prepared for people to think we were all peasants (and, apparently, that Yoda is an Elf Peasant). All in all, it was a successful costumed family outing, and I now know that based on my husband's love of his Darth Vader mask, my kids will never outgrow the thrill of being warriors. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ashley Ann I am married to an incredible man and I stay crazy busy having a wonderful time with my three boys and daughter! We are hoping our little family of 6 grows to a family of 7 soon, as we are currently in the process of adopting. I am a fan of all things creative and messy (except my house, I like it in order). More than anything I am wild about my family. PREVIOUS Onions are your friends: 11 tips for new cooks NEXT Jenny and Skot's sunflower and music maternity session Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] Peasants? No way. You all look great. Anyone who though peasants need to sit their butts down and watch the movies! 11 agree Reply Love this – all dressed up together. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.