R2D2 Costume Created by Melanie G. from Middletown, MD.

This is one of the Star Wars Halloween costumes that is fun to make. My oldest son was Darth Vader and my youngest son was Yoda, so keeping with the Star Wars theme I had to come up with a character for my middle son. I kept searching for something to catch my eye, but none of the store costumes were cute for a 3 year old. So, we decided to make an R2D2 costume.

We started with just white poster board for the cylinder. I stapled elastic for the shoulder straps. Then we just drew most of the details and added a little felt here and there for buttons. For the hat, I took an old white mixing bowl. I glued grey felt all over the outside. I purchased some blue duct tape from a local craft store and cut out the blue squares and I also taped the edge of the bowl with the blue tape.

I painted a wooden drawer knob silver I got from the hardware store and placed it on top and on the side (I had an R2-D2 toy to go by for the details). I used half Styrofoam ball painted black for the “eye”. We just taped the R2-D2 helmet to his bicycle helmet when we went trick or treating. For the legs we just used some Styrofoam packing, cut it into two pieces, and attached with wire.

I hope you enjoy the pictures (There’s even one of my 5 year old wearing it.)

Total Spent: $5-$6