Running may not be fun but running in fun costumes can be! And obviously if given the choice, I will always choose a Star Wars costume. This Han Solo costume is perfect for Star Wars Halloween Costume or as a Run Disney costume.
Star Wars Running Costume
If you’re a regular reader than you know I love making DIY costumes, usually for my boys but sometimes for me too. I was super excited to hear a fun run would be happening at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration again. A running event is the perfect excuse to make another costume!
This year we started at the Yacht Club and made our way into Epcot just before sunrise. I joined forces (good and evil) with some blogging friends to form a fun Star Wars theme running group.
Han Solo Costume
I could have taken the easy route and reused my Boba Fett costume but decided a new run deserved a new costume. This time I made a DIY Han Solo costume, it was easy to run in and super easy to make. You could even modify it a bit for a simple Halloween costume too.
Han Solo Costume Materials:
- Black Vest (I made out of a basic t-shirt)
- Blue Running Shorts or Pants
- Blue Duct Tape
- Red Paint Pen
- Off white Han Solo Style Shirt
- Han Solo Belt and Gun Tutorial
- Attached Boot Tops for costumes
Han Solo Costume Vest
Han’s vest is sort of tactical with a few pockets on it. I was concerned with overheating in my costume, so I made a simple black vest out of a black t-shirt. It’s easy and lightweight and can be made for any size. There are lots of tutorials online to make a vest out of t-shirt, I kept my design very simple.
If you know a fishermen, you could always borrow a black fishing vest. It would look authentic with all the pockets and zippers on it. Personally I think it would add more bulk and weight than I’d want in a running costume though. It would work great for a Halloween costume though.
Han Solo Costume: Han Solo Pants
Or rather shorts in my case. I’m a pretty big fan of using duct tape on costumes, it’s the perfect way to make things temporary costumes.
Originally I planned on borrowing a pair of blue capris, so I wanted to temporarily add the Corellian Bloodstripes to each pant leg.
Duct tape and a duct tape paint marker was the perfect answer. After adding a strip of duct tape down the side of each leg, carefully add red stripe details using a red paint marker. It’s no-sew, temporary and easy to redo if you don’t like your first attempt.
For a more traditional Han Solo Costume I’d look for navy work pants paired with a brown belt and belt buckle.
Han Solo Costume: Han Solo Shirt
I found the perfect off white shirt on Amazon. It’s a “70’s” looking long sleeve shirt with a v-neck and collar. I have no idea what the odds are but it’s weirdly perfect for this costume. You could just go with an off white t-shirt too.
Han Solo Holster & Gun
Scissors, duct tape and Amazon took care of most of my costume. My Han Solo belt and gun holster required the most work. Check out my post detailing how I made it but basically all it requires is simple stitching, a hot glue gun and brown craft foam.
The costume was easy to put together and really fun to wear with my friends. Obviously a regular costume would also skip the tennis shoes and use tall black boots like Harrison Forn wears in the Star Wars movie instead.
More Run Disney Star Wars Costume Ideas
Don’t miss the whole Star Wars Run Disney crew! Who else would you add to the Star Wars crew? Main characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Obi-wan Kenobi, and Kylo Ren are a few ideas that come to mind.
- Chewbacca Running Costume
- Stormtrooper Running Costume
- Darth Vadar Running Costume
- R2D2 Running Costume
- BB-8 Running Costume
- Princess Leia Costume
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This post was originally published May 15, 2015