Or have guidelines for "generic" costumes i.e. "Jedi night" or "rebellion" that includes the emblem somewhere vs specifically as Kylo Ren or Rey. There's a lot of background characters in the scenes that could fit into the "theme" with costuming guidelines (like earth tone for this race, bright colors for this race or something like that).
And I wasn't trying to pick on you- love your trip reports with your son(he's adorable)- it's just my middle daughter is more into cosplay stuff; and over the years I've gone to conventions and comic cons (yep nerd alert lol!!) I've seen a huge increase in women/girls in attendance. I think the number of women/girls interested in a Star Wars experience is easy to underestimate-especially with Rogue One and the new trilogy having strong females as the lead.
That would make sense regarding the costumes.
I also agree with you that more women/girls are getting into that kind of stuff. I'm thrilled about it! Disney, and others, have finally realized that little girls can be a huge market for action heros as well. It's about time!!
Right now men, especially with people around my age- in the 35-45 age bracket, are still imo the largest portion of the most die hard SW fans.. (I hate fighting with them at Christmas time!!lol)
I guess my father/son comment was kind of compared to father/son golf trips. Plenty of women golf, but it's still predominantly men, for the most part. If a wife and daughters aren't interested in a golf trip, then the father son do that- and the women go to another destination.
This is what my parents did when I was growing up. Once per year my dad and brother would fly somewhere for a golf centered long weekend. My mom, sister, and I would go somewhere like NYC or Chicago. It worked out for everyone, and we each had special bonding time.
I can see this SW resort maybe being the same for some families. A 5 or even 16 year old girl and wife may not be huge Star Wars Fans.. not enough to want to role play for 3 days at that price point.. so the families could split up and each do their own thing.
I hope this comment doesn't sound sexist.. I am the farthest thing from placing people in gender stereotypes.lol. My sister and I were athletes, sure we had dolls and liked princesses, but neither of us were ever obsessed with them. But in all honesty, if I didn't have a son who was into Star Wars, then I probably never would have gotten as into it as I am now.
I loved the first 3 when I was a kid, played with my brothers toys as a child.. but by the time I was older and the prequels came out- I had no interest in seeing them.. actually didn't watch them for the first time until 2015.. fell in love. better late than never..