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Coolest Homemade Star Wars Costume 43

by C. Gagnon
(Clarkdale, Arizona, USA)

Homemade Star Wars Costume

Homemade Star Wars Costume

Homemade Star Wars Costume
Homemade Star Wars Costume
Homemade Star Wars Costume
Homemade Star Wars Costume

As a Star Wars fan, I have admittedly brainwashed my kids into loving the original movies and my husband is willing to go along with our craziness! Thus the Star Wars Costume.

Stormtrooper: Duct tape, duct tape, duct tape! Helmet was a plastic ice cream container, foam pipe insulation, and sheer black fabric (he could see out but it was hard to see in). I taped a couple pieces of the foam inside the helmet to make it fit tighter. Belt was a cardboard strip with raisin boxes, the bottom of plastic cups, and an empty spice container all wrapped in duct tape with Velcro at the "buckle". Shirt/top was a black long sleeve shirt with a white short sleeve shirt on top; black tape on the shoulders, white computer paper on his forearms, black gloves. Pants/bottom was his old football pants (with white duct tape covering the stripe on the side) and his sister's black tights underneath; snow boots with white duct tape covering the blue material.

Princess Leia: I just free-hand cut and sewed a basic dress (rectangle arms that tapered at the end, rectangle body) with a hood and belt. I used some extra brown fabric from the Jedi robes to make circles that I stuffed with batting and then "quilted" the circles. I safety-pinned those brown circles to a brown headband. She just wore regular clothes underneath with furry snow boots.

Yoda: Everything was just cut and sewed by guessing. His robe was the $1 material from Wal-mart and I just sewed the Yoda hands to the arms of the robe because I knew he wouldn't be able to keep gloves on. The feet were just basically slippers. The ears were stuffed with batting and sewed to a hood that could be tightened with a drawstring. I happened to have a black shirt and pants (which is a tough color to find in baby clothes!).

Jedi parents: I used $1 brown material to make two basic karate-type robes and belts. We wore white long sleeve shirts and tan pants then wrapped extra brown material around our shoes up to our knees for "boots."

Weapons: more black and gray duct tape with toilet paper and paper towel rolls along with the foam pipe insulation. Lightsabers had a random clip that I found from when our miniblinds were installed which I taped to the end so we could hook them on our belts.

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brilliant!!
by: Anonymous

i could never have come up with all that! you are brilliant and so creative!! thanks for the ideas!!

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