We’ve done the Star Wars Halloween costume theme before but we couldn’t help repeating it this year with the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving in theaters next month. Check out even more Star Wars family costumes.
DIY Star Wars Costumes
Everything Star Wars has been in Hyperdrive for months and fun Halloween ideas is no exception. The highlight of our Halloween party is always the costumes, this year was no exception.
Check out our DIY Star Wars Costumes, we hit it out of the galaxy! I’ve included links for your convenience, but most of the costumes are DIY or semi-homemade with just a few purchased accessories.
Han Solo and Chewbacca Costumes
Han Solo and Chewbacca are definitely two of my favorite Star Wars characters. My sister-in-law borrowed some of my DIY Han Solo Costume, she wasn’t running a race so she opted for dark blue jeans and also remade my gun belt using felt (I used craft foam).
The jeans were a great choice but I’d recommend sticking to craft foam for the gun belt because the felt on her belt kept stretching out as she wore it. Check out my Han Solo Costume tutorial for all the details including the perfect Han Solo shirt I found on Amazon!
My brother went with an easy Chewbacca costume, with a Chewbacca Union Suit and a fun talking Chewbacca mask. The kids loved the Chewbacca sounds he made every time he opened his mouth. And everyone had to take a turn wearing it.
Ewok and Yoda Costume Tutorials
Easy Ewok Costume
My other sister-in-law came up with a super cute, and easy Ewok costume. I think most people think brown and orange for Ewoks but they really a wide variety of neutral color combinations will work.
Her gray and black ears are actually from a racoon costume kit and worked well with clothes she already had in her closet. Her hood is actually an infinity scarf which worked really well over her ears. They scored a big stick while landscaping their yard!
DIY Yoda Costume
My brother had already invested in a cool Yoda mask years ago. He finished his costume with neutral clothes including a large terrycloth bathrobe and Yoda hands. His walking stick is another one from their yard.
Boba Fett and Darth Vadar Costumes
Both of these Star Wars costumes skipped the DIY part and were pieces together with things we owned or bought.
Boba Fett Costume
Peter wanted an easy costume this year, so we bought a Boba Fett costume shirt and paired it with a Boba Fett helmet the boys already had in their costume box. I wanted to make DIY jetpack for him to wear, but I ran out of time.
Darth Vader Costume
Quinn’s costume Darth Vader costume was the easiest, we just added a light saber, and black gloves to to deluxe (but reasonably priced) Darth Vader costume we found online and included the robe and Darth Vader mask. We also picked up a fun Darth Vader sound effects device, just push a button and it sounds like Darth Vader breathing!
Emperor and Wampa Star Wars Costumes
Simple Emperor Costume
Our Emperor only wore the Emperor mask with a black t-shirt and jeans. I’d suggest upgrading to all black clothes, a black robe and a staff to complete the look. Creepy old hands would also be a fun touch.
DIY Wampa Costume
My mom loves dressing up to scare the boys, so she asked Elliot what the scariest thing in Star Wars was. The “yeti” was his response… also known as the Wampa.
She didn’t scare them as much as her Joker costume a few years ago, but Elliot refused to get any closer to her in this picture. 😉
How to Make a Wampa Costume
- Wampa knit hat (We bought ours at Star Traders in Disneyland)
- White fur coat (An amazing thrift store find)
- White jumpsuit (My mom bought a Princess Leia jammie suit and we covered up the few silver details with white duct tape)
- Black press on nails for claws (dollar store find)
- White face paint
- Red solo cup and red duct tape to recreate the bloody limb (after Luke chops off one arm while escaping his ice cave on Hoth)
DIY Jawa Costume
These Jawa costumes are super impressive, and all DIY! The robes are made from flat brown sheets and a glue gun using a pattern they found online.
The glowing eye masks were amazing. They started with hockey masks and covered them with black felt. Then they drilled small holes under their eyes and inserted tea lights.
The gun was a just cardboard and a black marker. She used an overhead projector to accurately create it from an image she found online.
One of the bandoliers was just a belt they already owned, the other one was made using butcher paper, cardboard, glue and a marker! The easy route would be this Jawa costume but honestly, I LOVE the homemade nature and frugalness of these Jawa costumes!!
Obi-Wan and Leia Costumes
Obi-Wan is a neutral clothes paired with a Jedi robe and Light Saber. Easy Peasy! And really this look works for any Jedi knight including Luke Skywalker, the most important thing is jedi robes and a lightsaber.
I went as Princess Leia on Hoth again. However, I think this version is much better. The base of the costume is pretty easy to pull off, just off-white pants, shirt and vest.
I went ahead and created the vest patch using duct tape. My hair is pretty long right now, so I was able to make two braids and pin it up similar to how Leia wears it on Hoth. The easier Leia look is the Leia wig though.
DIY BB-8 Costume
It’s no surprise that my favorite costume of the night is our adorable BB-8 droid. It turned out way better than I expected. Sometimes I get these harebrained ideas and they actually work out ok. Shocking!! Check out the full BB-8 costume tutorial for details but it’s basically it’s duct tape, a colander, and a paper lantern.
I can’t wait to see the new Star Wars movie next month. How many fun new costume ideas will Star Wars: The Force Awakens generate?!?
Even More DIY Star Wars Costumes
Looking for more Star Wars costume ideas? How about a Rey costume, Padme Amidala costume or other versions of a Princess Leia costume. What about more bad guys? Consider a Kylo Ren or Darth Maul costume with double-bladed red lightsaber. Or how about clone troopers or a random bounty hunter.
Remember the Star Wars universe is quite big when you consider all the movies and new animated and live action shows.
This post was originally published November 23, 2015.
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