She was everywhere this summer. Candace Payne, also known as Chewbacca Mom, hit the internet jackpot when her Facebook Live video went viral. Now she's back in a new ad for Hasbro, and suddenly you find yourself wondering how to make a Chewbacca Mom costume for Halloween.
One morning in late May, I was having one of those days. You know the kind, when your stress levels are through the roof and everything seems overwhelming. I couldn't focus on all that I had on my plate for that day, so I did what most people do when they are avoiding something, I got on Facebook. I was mindlessly scrolling when I caught a video still of a woman in a Chewbacca mask. I decided to click on it, and just a few minutes later I was laughing so hard tears were spilling out of my eyes.
The joy that Payne got out of something as simple as an electronic toy mask was contagious. Of course, I immediately shared the video with my friends, followed Payne's Facebook and Twitter page (then around 300 followers) and asked her to be my BFF.
I want to bring as much joy to others as Candace Payne brought to me. And, if the closest I can get is to dress like her for Halloween, so be it. Here is how you can look like the amazing Chewbacca Mom, too.