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Tampa Bay Comic Con feat. Padme Amidala from Star Wars

Ever since I was in high school I’ve hung out with the nerdy crowd. I used to attend tournaments in comic book shops and spend nights up late watching the boys LAN it up and drink peach schnapps. (We were hardcore.) I have not, however, in my 26 years of life ever been to a comic book convention. That is, until this past weekend.

Last Saturday I took my two week old, wrapped him up, and committed to a day out downtown. I’m bad, I know, but I sometimes suffer from cabin fever beign a stay-at-home mom with no car. I gave Hutch the choice, Tampa Bay Comic Con or the Tampa Bay Birth Fair. He chose Comic Con (go figure) and so off we went.

But first, Gaia needed a costume. May I present to you, Padme Amidala…

As we were walking down the corridor to the convention, we ran across Darth Vader and a storm trooper. We had to get a picture of her with them. I don’t know if you can tell as it was super dark, but she was terrified. However she had a blast the whole time and everyone thought she was adorable.

We got the Padme gear from a selection of Star Wars costumes by Wholesale Costume Club. I asked Gaia to choose from a short list, and I was stoked she chose Padme. I prefer the older movies (Star Wars Episode IV is my favorite), but Padme Amidala is a legit idol so I rolled with it.

The belt was a little big and the boots were a little small. She’s in love with the cape, so it all works out in the end. She even requested to wear her Padme costume to school the following Monday, which I allowed (jumpsuit only for simplicity’s sake). Gaia is quite pleased. She’s already decided she’s going to keep it for Halloween and we should have a Star Wars themed Halloween adventure!

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  1. How cute she looks in her costume! How fun!! I love the photos.

  2. this is so perfect! i love, love the outfit and she looks so cute!

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