Sunday, December 6, 2015

the essence of being

ander likes star wars. by this i mean that he likes star wars legos. he likes light sabers and dueling with them. he likes the force - both light and dark. he likes characters and analyzing them.

he wants to know about anakin and luke and yoda and darth vader and darth maul and darth sidious and obi-wan kenobi and qui-gon jinn and mace windu and count dooku and general grievous.

right now, he wants to know more about kylo ren. he wants to *be* kylo ren.

inspired by this youtube video, among others, ander pulled together parts already available at home and purchased a mask.

he's been studying tae kwon do for nearly two years and watching countless video clips of battles over the past few months. reading books and asking questions.

he is doing the things to *be* kylo ren. i am transfixed by his transformation.


note: this hooded cape was handmade by mema (one of the grandmothers) for diana years back when diana was a dementor for halloween. it has also served well when ander dresses as the spirit of christmas yet-to-come from the muppet christmas carol. i'm so pleased that he rediscovered and repurposed it for kylo ren. thbak you so much, mema <3


  1. I miss Ander:-( Although Steve should maybe worry about this particular transformation!