Coolest Homemade R2D2 Stroller Costume

We are a family of Star War fanatics. Ever since I purchased the complete Storm Trooper Armor for my husband, we have tried to incorporate the entire family in a Star Wars theme for the local Halloween Parade. Last year I was Leia, my oldest son was Luke and my youngest son (4 months) was Yoda, seemingly air bound in a baby Bjorn carrier. All these costumes were modified versions of store purchases.

This year, however, we had a challenge. My youngest son was too old to be carried and too young to walk in the parade, so we needed to create a mode of Star Wars transport. We knew it had to be Artoo (R2D2) so we started collecting old boxes and raiding other people’s recycling trash to see what goodies we could find.
Once we got the initial angle of the body and the cut out at the front for the eyes, the rest was easy.

Our Homemade R2D2 Stroller Costume was made using cardboard, a few odd bits of packing plastic, a hot glue gun, white paint, aluminum heating tape and blue masking tape.

My husband and I had so much fun making it. The stroller only took a couple of late nights to complete and I have documented the entire process, if you are interested.

We joined the Park Slope Parade in Brooklyn to the delight of the crowd; my son, now 17 months, just sat inside waving to the screaming, adoring fans. Later, we carefully dismantled Artoo from the stroller and reconstructed him as a play tent in the boys’ room. He is the newest member of our family. We hope you love him as much as we do!

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29 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade R2D2 Stroller Costume”

  1. I was thinking about doing this with our (then) 10 month old son last year but he destroyed the first draft when we sat him in the stroller…so he got to be Yoda instead! You did an incredible job and I will have to remember to reference this page when (not IF) we decide to do Star Wars again! Thanks for contributing!

  2. I would love to know how you made the R2D2 stroller. My family is going to dress up as star wars this year and that would be perfect for our little ewok to ride in!!

  3. OMG!!!! I absolutely love the Artoo costume for the stroller and would be forever grateful for the instructions. My son is 1yr old now and my entire family plans to be a star wars character ths year. Please help!

  4. Hi! Could you please send the directions on how you did this? I have an idea of how to, but yours looks great and I would love to know how you did it.

  5. Oh please tell me your secrets! My son Harrison is too little to walk and too heavy to carry! I wanna homemake his and my daughter’s, Aleighia, costumes.
    R2 and Leia im thinking..

    When my son is old enough to walk it will be Han and Leia on account of their names; Harrison/Aleighi… han and leia its to perfect. ..

    Anyways oh please! Ill credit you in any pictures i post!




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