Running may not be fun but running in fun costumes can be! 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 this year. 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. 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! (Affilate links included below.)
Han Solo Costume Materials:
- Black Vest (I made out of a basic t-shirt)
- Blue Running Shorts or Pants
- Blue Duct Tape
- Red Duct Tape Pen
- Off White 70’s style shirt
- Han Solo Belt and Gun Tutorial
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.
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 duct tape paint marker was the perfect answer. After adding a strip of duct tape down the side of each leg, carefully paint stripes using a duct tape marker. It’s no-sew and easy to redo if you don’t like your first attempt.
I found the perfect shirt on Amazon. It’s “70’s” looking 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 v-neck t-shirt too.
The costume was easy to put together and really fun to wear with my friends.
Don’t miss the whole Star Wars Run Disney crew!
Han Solo Costume <– See above 😉
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