Dad Plays Leia To His Daughter's Han Solo

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This Halloween, Tom Burns' daughter wanted to go as Han Solo. And "if I'm a Han Solo," she told her dad, "you should probably be Princess Leia." A glorious father/daughter costuming project was born.


Writes Burns:

I'll admit—my take on Princess Leia Organa isn't 100% flattering to Carrie Fisher, but, you know, I made due with what I had. I found an incredibly cool Princess Leia hoodie at that came with the trademark Leia hair buns on the hood, which made it hard to resist. The skirt is a Red Cross nurse's skirt from a local uniform store. And the thermal underwear and crappy sneakers? Well, it's Michigan and it was cold and we were going to an event at the local zoo, so, yeah, I dropped the ball on that one. I need to find some better Leia boots for actual Halloween.

All in all, I think my daughter and I will make a great pair for Halloween. We got nothing but smiles at the Halloween event we attended last night and even got a few laughs when I came face-to-face with a mom dressed as Princess Leia and said "Well, this is embarrassing…"

But, I think, my big take-away from all this will be—equality goes both ways. If I'm going to tell my daughter that she can do almost anything a man can do (excepting some very specific biological acts), then I also need to show her that a man can do almost anything a woman can do too… especially when it's something awesome like dressing up as a character from one of the best movies ever.

Congrats, dude. You nailed it.

[Good Men Project via MeFi]



Dad: "Good night. I love you, pumpkin."

Daughter: "I know."