If you grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, you know all about Star Wars. Most people probably got light sabers at Christmas, dressed up like Princess Leia for Halloween, and built the Death Star out of Legos. Although George Lucas released Episodes I, II, and III in the early 2000s, the new trilogy never garnered the cultish following of the original. Die-hard fans attend conventions and dress up as their favorite characters, often bringing along their furry friends dressed as a character.
Whoever said cats don’t like being dressed up is wrong. Pets are all individuals, so whether they are a dog or cat is irrelevant.
Just look at this proof!
Let’s recap some great scenes that can inspire some creativity when choosing whom to dress your pet as.
Luke Learns Darth Vader is His Dad
Allowing your pet to join the dark side, by dressing as Darth Vader is a popular choice. Having lost his parents at a young age, Luke was raised by family members and mentored by Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. Throughout the first two movies, young Skywalker battles the forces of the Empire and fights for the Rebel cause, representing the age old struggle of good and evil. During a fight scene with Darth Vader, Luke confronts him about killing his father only to hear the shocking revelation that Vader is his father.
Darth Vader Vs Obi-Wan Kenobi
If you choose to dress as Vader yourself, then consider a Yoda costume for your pet to represent the good vs evil. Movie goers didn’t originally know the back story about how Anakin became Darth Vader or his connection to Obi-Wan. What people did know is that Obi-Wan loved Luke like a son. Watching Obi-Wan die at Vader’s hands was incredibly sad, but it also gave direction to Luke’s future.
Han Solo is Frozen
What about the confident Leia? When Han Solo and his furry sidekick Chewbacca first enter the scene, Han Solo comes across as arrogant, and selfish. Luke and Leia don’t like him much–neither does the audience. As Episodes IV and V progress, we begin to see that Han is a good guy, and feelings begin to develop between him and Leia. Just as Darth Vader is about to drop Han into the carobnite, Leia professes her love, and Chewbacca lets out a cry of sorrow. Cinematic magic.
Star Wars continues to win over the hearts of an ever-growing fan base. Web sites devoted to the movies offer fans a chance to celebrate these dynamic films. So prep your pet and may the force be with you all…
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