With my hair so long this year, there's no way I was going to give up the chance to go as Princess Leia. Instead of the typical slavegirl getup, though, I wanted to go for one of her more kickass outfits, such as this look from "The Return of the Jedi." The Endor Rebel-style poncho was drafted, sewn, and hand-dyed with my own sweat and tears. (Especially tears.) I mixed it with a comfortable pair of gray leggings with a side stripe design from JCPenney, a basic black belt, and my favorite pair of dark brown boots.
Honestly, I'm lucky this got done at all, since I was stuck doing the final dye stages with no electrical power! Read all about my blackout Halloween activites over at my blog: littlemeeshmuffet.blogspot.com/2011/10/fright-night-minus-light.html