Rebels and Revels

Han and LeiaRebels and Revels
Last night the Snook and I attended the massive 50th birthday celebration of his Auntie Linda. It was held about an hour south of Sydney at a cafe overlooking the coast. The invitations she sent out weeks before declared 1954 as “the year of the rebel” and instructed the guests to “come dressed as whatever a REBEL means to you.” We thought long and hard about it and decided that – for us – nothing less than the Rebel Alliance from Star Wars would do. (It was also a pretty lazy option, since we knew we could probably borrow Amy and Rob’s costumes from last Halloween.) Anyway, here we are as Princess Leia and Han Solo. Check out the Snook’s chest hair! What a scruffy lookin’ nerf herder. The rest of the immediate Snook family displayed similar creativity: Pa and Ma Snook were Robin Hood and Maid Marian, while sister Jeannie and husband Chris went as Asterix and Obelix. Unfortunately most of our fellow partygoers interpreted “rebel” to mean “skanky and gothic in the manner of Kelly Osborne”, so the six of us really stood out. It was a fun night of drinking, dancing, and nibbles. How could you not enjoy a party that included a lesbian wedding proposal, an S&M version of Dorothy the Dinosaur, and the many jibes at Pa Snook’s shapely legs?Asterix and Obelix, along with Robin Hood and Maid Marian
Asterix and Obelix, along with Robin Hood and Maid Marian.

Han and Leia
Han and Leia. (Yes, it was a wig.)

The couple of honor
Auntie Linda and her fiancee Sue.

Han and Robin
The Snook men, Han and Robin.


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  1. Hee, gotta love the chest hair! You both looked fab!

  2. Actually Kris,it was ‘Marion the Old Maid’,as much a reference to age as the fact that any self respecting lady would refuse to marry a man in tights and a silly hat.

  3. Oops! messed up there didn’t I?

  4. It’s okay; I fixed it!

  5. What a fun idea for a party; love the Snook Family costumes! Everyone looks great!

  6. Awesome. Go the rebel alliance. Snook’s just the kind of scoundrel you need hey Kris?

  7. You know it! I had a lot of fun with it too, telling him to address me as “Your Worshipfulness” and saying stuff like, “Fetch me a beer, fly boy!” 🙂

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