Coolest Ewok Costume

For my daughter’s first Halloween I was adamant that she not wear a stereotypical store-bought baby costume. No bugs. No flowers. No pets. No, she had to wear something different. Something original. Something cool. And as with everything I try to make, it had to not only look good, but be functional as well. And since my daughter was only ten months old, she was certainly not capable of walking house to house.

So I took our Baby Bjorn, a big teddy bear, and an old elf costume, and created a costume / baby carrier that any true Star Wars fan and parent should appreciate.

I started by cutting a line down the back of the teddy bear from the back of the head to the legs, and then across the back of both legs. This allowed me to remove the stuffing, and to open it up so as to cover the baby carrier, and I attached it with diaper safety pins. I cut a U shape from around the teddy bear’s face, so the face could be stuffed inside the head to provide a soft surface for the top of my baby’s head. I cut open the hands and feet of the teddy bear, so that my daughter could move her hands and feet freely as she wore the arms and legs of the teddy bear over her own (but that’s my big hand there, not hers). Then I placed the tunic of the elf costume over the teddy bear’s head, with the neck being the opening for the face, and the arms being the openings for the ears. And just like that, my daughter was an Ewok.

Since it was attached to the Baby Bjorn, it was easy to get my daughter in and out of, it wasn’t restrictive, and it kept her warm. It got such great reactions from people that my son wore the costume four years later, and I still have it hanging in my daughter’s closet. The best, and easiest, costume I ever made.

Star Wars Costume

Last Halloween we got lazy. We bought a Yoda costume for my daughter. My son wore the Ewok costume/baby carrier I made four years ago. My wife wore the Princess Leia Slave Girl costume I made for her five years ago. And I turned my homemade Darth Maul costume into a “Jedi Council Member # 6” costume. My wife hates keeping things that aren’t used all the time. She calls it “clutter”. I call it “instant Halloween”.

3 thoughts on “Coolest Ewok Costume”

  1. This costume group is amazing! I really love that you reuse your costumes, I’ve been an alien/robot/futuristic chick for the last five years. All I have to do is take my original dress, alter it, change up the accessories and it looks great! there’s no such thing as clutter when you’re clever!

  2. Your very talented in your costume design I particularly loved the little Ewok costume… My oldest son is 10 years old and he wanted to be an Ewok this year. I was browsing on the internet to find some ideas and thanks to your design I was able to come up with something that kind of resembles one although I cannot sew so its not as polished as yours … I took an old faux sheep skin rug and cut out a tummy piece that hangs over his shoulders I made him a head piece out of an old brown t-shirt I printed off an ewok mask and mounted it to thick card board and finally I paired up the whole shabang with his brown snow pants. I am actually pretty impressed with the way it all looks together I made little ears by stuffing corners in the t-shirt and tying them off with elastics amazingly they resemble the Ewoks ears.

  3. Oh my god your kids are so adorable! It’s such a creative idea, and it’s such a blessing that your children have a great father like you. Good job!

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