The magic brown robe

The magic brown robe

May 25, 2012

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As I sit here on the couch watching Episode Four of Star Wars, I am reminded of the Brown Robe of my childhood.

It was a nondescript homemade robe -I’m fairly sure my mom made it. (She and my sister have sewing akilz.) Anyway, it was an important staple to many costumes, though I can only remember three: Christmas shepherd, of course / some Planet of the Apes costume for one of my brothers / and the most special in my eyes – my Jawa costume. I don’t remember how old I was, but I remember that it was a group effort, with the older crew helping to come up with some glowing eye rig. Were we successful?

Why would their eyes glow? What does a naked Jawa look like?

I don’t know. In my mind we were, but I have a bad memory and a rich inner world, so who’s to say?

Happy Saturday!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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One Response to “The magic brown robe”

  1. Brad Said on:

    According to the internet, this is what a Jawa looks like without its robe:
    http://www.apbcollectibles.com/sitebuilder/images/jawa7-450x600.jpg

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