May The Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars Day from Chewbarka! [by Barnaby Aldrick Photography]

Happy Star Wars Day folks!  May the Fourth be with you!

Those of you who know me may know I dress my long suffering rescue pooch Kyra up as Star Wars characters every year.  When I got her, I was told her birthday was in early May, so decided that day might as well be May the fourth & may as well dress up as a Star Wars character to celebrate!  I’m not sure I’ve been able to top Darth Kyra, but this year, guess who’d like to wish you a happy Star Wars Day?

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Chewbarka!

And here I was thinking I was running out of Star Wars characters I could do… 😉

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Last year she brought things up to date as The Force Awaken’s Kylo Ren, Han & Leia’s naughty son.

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I even had a crack at getting her to wear a Kylo Ren helmet I bought off eBay…

Han Solo Carbonite Star Wars Dog Costume,

The year before found her as ‘Kyran Solo’, encased in carbonite

Another year she was Princess Kyra! Mainly ’cause she’s a little short to be a Storm Trooper.

One year she played an Ewok (made out of an old charity shop skirt & a large teddy bear)!

Jub jub

…The Ewok headgear also doubled up as a Jedi Knight’s robe, AKA Kyrobi Wan Kenobi…

These aren’t the treats I’m looking for.

… and the first – and arguably the best – outfit: Darth Kyra!  At last, the circle is complete.

And here are a few out-takes, cause eventually, even food bribes don’t make up for the humiliation…

She wasn’t entirely convinced as an Ewok either!  But she sees plenty of treats for her shame.

I can’t see what her problem is really; I personally love a spot of dressing up…

Happy Star Wars day one and all!

Barnaby