This year we made it work. The (not-so) little guy saved up his allowance and bought a stormtrooper outfit, Daddy had a darth vader mask, and I rolled my hair into braided buns...
But it didn't stop there... we had bought costumes to go to another party as Zombie Germans, and thought; "Why not go as German Star Wars characters!?!?"
So he was Deutsch Vader, and I Deutsch Leia... laughter and stares abound all night. Original costumes, and again...we pulled it off. The little man was my bodyguard all night, and of course, Deutsch Vader was chasing Prinzessin Leia all night.
Ideas for next year? Message me...we gotta go big, or stay home. ;)