Friday, October 15, 2010

Darth Maul

During the school holidays Joe got invited to a spooky party and since he's really into Star Wars at the moment he was desperate to go as Darth Vader...do you think I could find a cheap Darth Vader mask anywhere???

No, so he ended up going as Darth Maul instead which worked pretty well. I just had to buy red and black face paint and a couple of $2.50 lightsabers.


I found a couple of meters of black fabric in an op shop and made the cloak.


He's wearing my pants and my top (which looks like a tunic on him...clever huh), his wellies and some black fabric strips as a belt and around his wrists. I couldn't figure out a better way to make all the strips stay on so I made him stand there while I stitched him into his costume (then I had to unpick him when he got home). I also had to take in the pants and stitch a sort of V neck in the top to make it fit.


The lightsaber is made from two stuck together with black electrical tape and covered in red tissue paper and glue. Luckily it fitted into the car...just. It would have looked pretty funny if I had to stick it on the roof.

I had about 10 minutes left to paint his face so it's a pretty dodgy job, but he was impressed and that's all that matters. He said the party was brilliant and his lightsaber was a hit with all the other kids.

Hope you're all well. xx

6 comments:

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Hannah he looks awesome as my boys just told me.....Great job!! :-)

TK said...

that is fantastic Hannah!!! You are one clever girl!! My Max would think you were the best....ever!!

Posie Patchwork said...

He looks totally ace. The horrible shop bought costumes are the most awful synthetics & mercifully none of my children have ever been costume wearers. I struggle to find a black Tshirt for school concerts, i'm really anti black for children. We went through this last Halloween & Spotlight had $10 costumes, times 4, but some tore & never fitted properly. All handed down. My darling little boy, 6 at the time, wanted to go as an axe murderer, nice one!! Love Posie

Stephanie and Carlos said...

How freaking awesome is that Hannah!! Hi-5 girl!! I just called Carlos over to check it out and he said "That's pretty(...ummm...) 'freaking' awesome!" We would like to see a tutorial for the lightsaber in your next post please...lol... I am serious!

Moo wanted to go as a Jedi to her year 1 book parade in 2007 (she changed her mind the night before after watching Star Wars with Carlos grrrr) so there I am not experienced in sewing at this stage making Moo a brown jedi hooded coat along with the belt and white under garments. I even plated her hair behind her ear the next morning. Oh and I had some left over fabric so I made Bear a little jedi robe...hehe he was 18mths old...lmao.

The things we do to make our kids happy never ceases to amaze me!!

xo Steph

june at noon said...

Wow, I'm impressed by how much you achieved with such simple resources. So cool!

Wendy said...

Neatly done! My 8 year old is having a gotta-have-it attack on the couch next to me, so you've passed that test...