>> Wednesday, September 8, 2010
It all started with a google search that returned unexpected results, as so many things in my life do. I don't even remember what I was searching for when the picture of a pink princess Vader showed up. But the damage was done. My Princess Fierce saw it...and wanted to be it. We had an old pink dress from Halloween 2008 that I knew could be repurposed to this end so I told her I would make her one for Halloween. But then Princess Fierce did something better. She sparked her own creativity and decided instead of being a Princess Vader she would be...Darth Fairy! And she needed it created before Halloween so she could wear it to our annual viewing of the Dragon*Con parade on Labor Day weekend.
For three years now we've taken the kiddos downtown the Saturday of Labor Day weekend to watch the Dragon*Con parade. The first year we barely made parade time and the kids were sad they weren't in costume like so many other specators. The next year we arrived sooner with two clone troopers and a fairy in tow.
|Two Clone Troopers on a MARTA Train last year|
|Lavender Vader Mask with Crown|
|A Death Star Never Smelled So Sweet|
|Darth Fairy Complete|
|Taking to the streets of downtown Atlanta.|
|Props at Rest|
|Dragon*Con Parade 2010, click for more pictures|
|After the parade the kids seek out favorite characters for photos.|
|Darth Fairy hoped she'd be able to find her favorite, Cat Woman, again this year. Score!|
|Harry Potter only wanted to be photographed with his own kind this year.|
|There were no happier kids on this day.|