I was really diligent with the trivia, thinking that if I didn't find really obscure quotes and characters, the kids would get bored. After all, these are the diehard fans, right? I even learned that George Lucas tried to tone down Princess Leia's femininity for a New Hope, by applying electrical tape across her entire chest. And here I thought Chewbacca's costume was the most uncomfortable.
But I digress. As it turned out, the kids weren't big on the older characters and had a tough time with a yoda quote... but maybe the diehard fans showed up later. I was even more surprised when the kids thought that I was supposed to be dressed up like Leia, (who I have been before but decided against for this event.) Any guesses?
Yup, that's right. I dressed up as Padme. And yes, that is a barcode scanner in my hand. If only Padme could have been so well equip. I took a quiz earlier that day, "What Star Wars Character are you?" And this was the result. A couple of the other kids took it too, and we ended up with a Qui-Gon Jin...
and a Han Foldo....err... Han Solo. Even some of the staff got into the spirit.
Talk about awesome creativity. This is what I love about library programs. Some people may argue that we're just having a party. But it's more than that. We're celebrating a time honored story with characters that have spanned the decades. They have timeless qualities like Leia's quick thinking, Luke's bravery, Yoda's wisdom. And these traits live on, long after the story has ended.
So I'll leave you with this artistic creation by one of the younger kids who got into the eye stickers. Her mother tried to convince her that Darth Vadar was a fairy, if only to get her in a costume for the event. You can see who won that debate. But if you look close at the picture... it almost looks like a Sarlacc pit.