My go-to Star Wars costume is usually Leia on Hoth. A strong female hero, in comfortable clothing, wins me over every time. Last year I changed it up, picking another hero in comfy clothes with a DIY Jyn Erso costume instead.
Jyn Erso is the protagonist in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. She helps the rebellion steal the plans for the Death Star. Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars movie, so dressing up as Jyn for Halloween made sense.
Plus I interviewed the actress that plays Jyn in the movie, Felicity Jones, during the Rogue One press event. It was an extra connection that made dressing up as Jyn extra cool.
Jyn Erso Costume
My favorite type of costume is the one I can make from things I already own or borrow. I already owned a few things that could work for a Jyn Erso costume. Add in a few more key pieces and it was pretty easy to pull off a Jyn Erso Halloween costume.
DIY Jyn Erso Costume
My Jyn costume started with dark gray pants and a dark grey shirt that I already owned. And while I usually need to buy or make something for every costume, I prefer to do it on a budget. I don’t have $1,000 to spend on a professional costume.
Jyn Erso Jacket
I bought a lightweight infinity scarf at my local dollar store. And my dad gave me a utility vest he planned on getting rid of. Neither was the right color, so I used brown RIT dye to darken both items. Or you can just order this vest and scarf on Amazon.
I also folded the vest under to shorten it up a bit using brown duct tape. A piece of red duct tape helped with more vest details.
I reused the same vest for my updated costume but I dyed it again (along with a light grey scarf) a dark grey Rit dye (Graphite). I think the coloring is better on the vest and scarf in my updated costume.
Jyn Erso Cosplay Accesories
I added a pair of brown gloves from the dollar store and then cut the fingertips off for a more accurate look. Or order these fingerless gloves like I used in my updated costume version.
I wish I had time to make a Kyber crystal necklace that was my one regret with this costume.
Jyn Erso Blaster
My Jyn Erso costume was the perfect fit for our Star Wars Halloween costume theme last year. Plus being comfortable and budget-friendly made it a win in my book. Will I dress up as another Star Wars character this year? Time will only tell….
Other Rogue One Costume Ideas
Check out my other Star Wars costume tutorials below but here are a few more ideas if you want to specifically go with a Rogue One costume theme:
- Director Krennic Costume
- Cassian Andor
- Chirrut Îmwe
- Bodhi Rook
- Saw Gerrera
- Galen Erso
- Lyra Erso
- Baze Malbus
Buy Jyn Erso Costume
To me this is the perfect type of DIY costume because it utilizes so many regular clothing items, so it’s easy to pull together with things you have or can borrow. Plus you can size it down for little girls or big for larger women.
However if you just want to buy an easy option check these out:
Star Wars Halloween Costume Tutorials
This post was originally published October 6, 2018.