By the time The Empire Strikes Back had come out, the art of "customising" my store bought costumes had come to new heights. When I donned my Ben Cooper Yoda costume, I had a cane once owned by my great grandfather. This was no ordinary cane. It had decorative polish writing carved into it thus making it look like it could possibly belong to an aging jedi master. I think this was the last time I wore a store bought costume. It was fun while it lasted!