Tom Burns is showing us all just how great and supportive a father can be by dressing up as Princess Leia to compliment his daughter’s Han Solo costume for Halloween. Initially, his daughter wasn’t sure if she would be allowed to dress as Han Solo for Halloween, since she was a girl and Han Solo was a boy. Tom immediately used the power of the internet to show his daughter that many women successfully rock a genderbending Han Solo cosplay.
Then Burns’ daughter hesitantly suggested, “If I’m a Han Solo, you should probably be Princess Leia, I guess?”
Read what Burns did next after the break!
Rather than suggest he could be Luke Skywalker or Chewbacca instead, Tom decided to demonstrate that his awesomeness by eagerly agreeing that yes, he could be Princess Leia. As he wrote on The Good Men Project:
“as quickly as I could, I said ‘That would be FANTASTIC. I totally should be Leia.’ And that’s exactly what I did. I’ll admit — my take on Princess Leia Organa isn’t 100% flattering to Carrie Fisher, but, you know, I made due with what I had. I found an incredibly cool Princess Leia hoodie at HerUniverse.com that came with the trademark Leia hair buns on the hood, which made it hard to resist.”
“I think, my big take-away from all this will be — equality goes both ways. If I’m going to tell my daughter that she can do almost anything a man can do (excepting some very specific biological acts), then I also need to show her that a man can do almost anything a woman can do too… especially when it’s something awesome like dressing up as a character from one of the best movies ever.”
You rock, sir!