In my last post I showed off my 1950s inspired circular cardigan, which manages to look far more glam than a cardigan ought to.
When I was finishing the cardigan I discovered that it isn’t just limited to looking glam. It’s also great for…
…pretending to be a Jedi knight!
While I’m only showing you the cardigan now, I actually finished it back in December, just when A New Hope was in the theatres. I tried on the mostly-finished cardigan for a friend, and she ‘ooohed’ over the flipped down collar and the swishy hem, and then I flipped up the collar to show it could also be a hood, and she practically fell over laughing, saying I looked like I should be in Star Wars.
Obviously, with a comment like that, I had to do a Star Wars photoshoot. I put out a call for a lightsaber, and the amazing Nina came through with not only a lightsaber, but also a half-scale Stormtrooper and a Darth Vader for me to have an epic battle with.
I seriously have the most awesome friends possible.
I’m wearing my cardigan with brown leggings (made specifically for the photoshoot, but also very comfy for cuddling on the couch with Felicity & Mr D), and a piece of kimono silk wrapped around me to make a quick skirt, because I decided at the 11th hour that even as a Jedi I wasn’t comfortable pretending that leggings are actually pants.
It looks pretty cool though doesn’t it? Not bad for a piece of fabric wrapped and knotted – no safety pins even!
It held up well for a bit of jumping up and down logs and slo-mo lightsaber arcs.
What you can’t see in these photos is my hair. In the best tradition of Star Wars bun-theory (one bun for Episodes 1-3, two buns for the originals, three buns for A New Hope) I’m wearing four buns. I’m the future!
Since we had a 1/2 scale stormtrooper, and since I studied art history, and was wearing a cardigan with a nice drapey hood, and the light was streaming so beautifully through the trees, it was inevitable that I’d end up doing La Pieta:
It’s very hard to mourn over a stormtrooper when your photographer insists on falling over laughing every time she takes a photo, especially when you’re trying very hard not to do the same!