What’s a Dad to Do When His Daughter Wants to Dress as Han Solo?


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Link to the blog post.

I suppose he could have gone as Chewbacca, but this got the point across.

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One reminds said daughter that Han shot First. *Sidelong look at Spanky*


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I would have dressed her up like she was on hoth and then gone as a tauntaun, letting her ride my shoulders.

I loved tauntauns as a kid. I would actually retire my bicycle if science made one for me to ride.


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No wait, she'd cut me open to get warm! I take it back! I take it back!

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allow it


"My father wouldn't even let me eat fruit."

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Cr500cricket wrote:
One reminds said daughter that Han shot First.

That was my first thught as well. Also an undead revenant Greedo would be an awesome costume.


My daughter went to a Disney Princesses birthday party as Olaf.

I didn't think of dressing up as Elsa though.


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Freehold DM wrote:
No wait, she'd cut me open to get warm! I take it back! I take it back!

I'm kinda lukewarm on tauntauns.


I would applaud her fine taste in men, particularly nice men like Han.


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Make sure she knows to shoot first?


She is really rocking that costume.

Equality goes both ways. Awesome.


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Allow it, I would think. Dressing up as Leia was pretty cool, though. My parents would never have let me be an "opposite gender" character in the first place, let alone join the fun.


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Cr500cricket wrote:
One reminds said daughter that Han shot First. *Sidelong look at Spanky*

Han did NOT shoot first. Han shot, Greedo died. There was no second shot!


Why is this even a question? It's a costume. Let her do as she likes.

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Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
No wait, she'd cut me open to get warm! I take it back! I take it back!
I'm kinda lukewarm on tauntauns.

Ba dum tish!


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My daughter is going as Darth Vader for Halloween. I'm going as Han Solo, my wife a Stormtrooper and my brother is going as Luke Skywalker. I'm going to try and get my brother and daughter to have a lightsaber battle and post it on social media. People have asked her if she wanted to be a princess to which she replies "No, I want to be Darth Vader".


Jaelithe wrote:
Why is this even a question? It's a costume. Let her do as she likes.

1) The title of the thread is the title of the blog post. Maybe ask the guy who wrote it...

2) It's a rhetorical question. The person who originally asked it (the dad in the blog post) doesn't need your answer. It's merely a set up so he can answer it with his own story.

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Vod Canockers wrote:
Cr500cricket wrote:
One reminds said daughter that Han shot First. *Sidelong look at Spanky*
Han did NOT shoot first. Han shot, Greedo died. There was no second shot!

In the original theatrical release there was very clearly a reflexive jerk reaction to being shot. Its just really hard to aim when your chest is burning from a high energy plasma discharge that is shorting out your entire nervous system and making you twitch like a junky caught on a high voltage rail.


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unlike most small girls, i wear a lot of my boyfriends hand me downs and wore them since we were in middle school. i still wear a lot of his old clothes 12 years later at the age of 25 years. i wear loligoth in public on formal meetings and friday dinners and i even had my boyfriend modify old boxers into pairs of bloomers for me with his ametuer tailoring skill, i wear a lot of male geek clothes as a small girl. i even wear handsewn clothing that looks like something you would find in the boys department, wearing a boy's 15 relaxed pant size, unlike most girls. which is like a large and a little before you transition into young adult garments.

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What to do? Dress as princess leia or the wookie chewbaca?


Quick plea for sanity here before some earlier comments potentially escalate. No matter what your opinion of other posters and what they're saying, please don't bring personal attacks into it.

If you think it's off topic, just say it and leave it at that, don't create work for the mods.


In case you forgot Han Solo has a twin sister named Hanna Solo.......


@Te'Shen: No need to worry, I definitely pointing any fingers in your direction.

Heh, and don't worry, I can be a hypocrite at times too. Hell, I think we all can. I'm with you on the letting anger get the better of me situation even though my usual philosophy is that I should go with the flow. Trying a lot harder to stick to that ideal now... the walls here hurt to punch, I don't have anywhere to hang my heavy bag in apartment and hitting a pillow just isn't the same.

Back to the original topic. Cool costume, and I can respect the father wanting to blog about it, but I sometimes wonder why stories like this get so big. It just doesn't seem that big of a deal to me. Maybe because I was going to work in drag years ago (back in the retail days) with barely a raised eyebrow among management (in fact I got an award for having the best costume when a theme that required fancy clothing coincided with one of my urges to start putting on corsets and skirts), but my default reaction to a guy dressing up as a woman is "Cool, but probably not newsworthy"


That's fair.

Even though I live in an area that I think of as conservative, I have too many friends that have dressed up for Rocky Horror to feel that cross dressing is a thing. :)

That and Eddie Izzard amuses me.

"I am a professional transvestite, so I can run about in heels and not fall over. Cause if a woman falls over wearing heels, that’s embarrassing. But if a bloke falls over wearing heels, you have to kill yourself. It’s the end of your life." --Eddie Izzard

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That's because Eddie Izzard is a freakin' genius, though.


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And can pull off wearing red pumps with the best of them.

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x-mas is right around the corner you should pick up a tauntaun sleeping bag!


Pan wrote:
x-mas is right around the corner you should pick up a tauntaun sleeping bag!

Why do they not make these things in my size...

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Removed posts and their replies—it's utterly uncalled for to make personal attacks, people. Let's keep this about awesome geek parents and their kids, thank you.


KenderKin wrote:
In case you forgot Han Solo has a twin sister named Hanna Solo.......

How can they be Solo if they are Twins?


Pan wrote:
x-mas is right around the corner you should pick up a tauntaun sleeping bag!

My first concern was immediately answered in the pictures: the zipper has a lightsaber attached.


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