Judge me by my size, do you? October 5th was Star Wars Reads Day, when authors, artists, and fans come together to celebrate literacy and all things Star Wars! There were lots of official events held around the country and I stopped by Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach to check out the party!
Mysterious Galaxy was in full Star Wars fan effect with Stormtroopers that mingled with the crowd, a Death Star backdrop for photo ops and lots of books for sale. In the front lobby they had free giveaways, book readings, and Star Wars origami demos for the kids.
Since it was 90 degrees in October (what can I say, it’s Southern California) my kids passed on getting dressed up and put on their favorite Star Wars shirts instead. We got these when we visited Skywalker Ranch a few years ago. One of the stormtroopers turned on his voice amp just to tell us that he wished he had one of those shirts.
It looked like we weren’t the only ones with a summer mindset. Most kids followed suit wearing vintage Star Wars shirts or modern Angry Birds mashups. Despite the heat, some amazing geek parents went the extra mile and outdid themselves with fantastic kids cosplay. There were Darth Vaders, Jedi, and Fetts a plenty and the kids showed off their best moves for the costume contest.
Bella Risbeck made the most adorable Princess Leia and even had a special stance that she busted out during the costume contest.
This little Yoda didn’t have much to say but don’t judge him by his size, he was still adorable!
The winner of the costume contest was young padawan Lucas Kicks Moras (that’s his real name) who even brought along with own astromech droid! His mom made the entire costume herself, down to Luke Skywalker’s identical leather belt and pouches! Impressive, most impressive.
The event was a huge success and it was great to see so many little ones reading books and carrying on their parents love of the Star Wars universe!