A K2S0 costume isn’t easy to make at home but we pulled off a really simple version that was comfortable to wear for my teenager. No metal parts required.
There are a few basic K2S0 costumes you can buy online that work in a pinch but they aren’t likely very comfortable and we like to DIY as much as possible. This droid costume is much more comfortable than our adorable (yet sort of impractical) BB-8 costume.
Our K2S0 costume started with a K2S0 shirt I found on Etsy. Costume shirts are an easy costume alternative bulky or uncomfortable one piece suits that could be hot or hard to wear.
My son is very tall and thin so that helped with the costume as well, although not quite over 7′ like K2S0 is.
The costume shirt was not a dark grey/almost black that I anticipated it to be (like K2S0). Plus it is short sleeve, so we paired it with a long sleeve black shirt underneath it. The contrast in colors was a little more pronounced than I liked but it worked.
He also worse back pants, black gloves and black shoes. I think a black turtle neck with a darker costume shirt would have made a huge improvement to the costume.
K2S0 Costume Mask
The last element to his costume was a K2S0 Mask. There aren’t a lot of K2S0 mask or helmet options available online. I found some child versions that seemed to be part of a full costume set up and maybe one full head helmet that might have worked although we decided walking around Disneyland’s Oogie Boogie Bash wouldn’t be fun with a full on helmet.
Our choice was a party style mask I found online made from photo quality card stock. Be aware it does come from the UK, so it can take some time to ship. Our K2S0 basically just wore it or held it up for pictures.
If you are looking for more authentic ideas, check out this K2SO cosplay idea that is more of a puppet you wear. It looks super cool, although definiltey too much for a trip to Disneyland. I don’t think it would be super comfortable and it definiltey is more involved than I planned for this costume theme idea.
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Who is K2S0?
K-2SO is a reprogrammed imperial droid. Cassian Andor modified the security droid to support the Alliance and it’s cause to restore the Republic. It plays a key role in Rogue One, eventually sacrificing itself to help Jyn and Cassian steal the Death Star plans on Scarif.
Because of its reprogramming, it has a personality that comes off very blunt and sarcastic. K2 was one of my favorite characters in Rogue One and is played by Alan Tudyk (via voice and motion capture).