At work on Thursday I ate lunch with 48 kindergarten and first grade students and I asked each one what they want to be for Halloween. There were the typical princesses and fairies for the girls and the famous athletes and superheroes for the boys. All that is fine. Nothing wrong with it. And, as a school principal, I have to be glad that we are not faced with blood, gore, and weapons But I was hoping to hear something unique. Have someone make an "out of the box" choice that would be surprising. For that, I didn't need to look any further than my own home. Grace told me weeks ago that she wanted to be Darth Vader. That was a surprise. First, I wasn't even sure how she knew about Darth Vader since she hasn't seen Star Wars. At least not that I know of. And, Darth Vader is a man. And he wears a mask which I really don't like on costumes - too hot, not allowed in school, can't see...you get my point. So, I started searching the internet, Pinterest, and Etsy for "girl Darth Vader costumes" and I settled on this:
Tonight the Girl Darth Vader costume made its debut at the Cleveland Aquarium's "Hauntaquarium" - a Radio Disney-sponsored Halloween event.
I told you...there is something intriguing about the dark side.