Here they are!
We dressed as a family. The boys are Jedi Knights, and my husband and I are Princess Leia and Han Solo.
Now, on to the costumes. For the Jedi robes / cloaks, I turned to the Internet. I found a great tutorial here: http://www.degraeve.com/jedirobe/ . It explains everything pretty well and includes illustrations.
I used brown burlap fabric, about 2-3 yards per costume depending on the size.
I folded the piece of fabric in half and had my son lay on the ground on top. Using a white crayon, I traced him. I then cut the shape of the robe much bigger than his body tracing. The arms need to be shaped like bells, and the body like a bell as well.
I just hemmed the edges, sewed the two pieces together, then turned it inside out. The hood is made just like the tutorial says - a 1 foot by 2 foot rectangle of fabric.
As for our costumes, the Princess Leia outfit is simply a white turtleneck shirt, a white skirt, and a silver belt. I got it all at a thrift shop. The 2 hair buns are a must.
Han solo is simply a white shirt, black vest, and black pants.
We wore wool sweaters under our white costume shirts to help give us some warmth, but it did make us look rather bulky! :-)
My youngest son turned 2 on Halloween! We made him a gingerbread haunted house. This is a tradition we started with my middle son, whose birthday is a few days after Christmas. The boys love assembling & decorating the gingerbread houses.
I hope you all had a good Halloween!