DIY Star Wars Costumes
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We had the opportunity to go to Comic-con this year and of course, we had to make our Star Wars cosplay for it! Here's a look at how we made our costumes.
DIY Kids Star Wars Ewok Costume Tutorial:
- Chewbaca Hooded Sleeper
- Brown Fabric
- Brown Faux Fur Fabric
- Black embroidery thread
- Wooden stick
- Grey foam mat
- Hot glue gun
Instructions for Ewok Hood and mitts:
- Cut 2 identical pieces of brown cotton fabric for hood
- Cut an oval from 1 piece for face opening – raw fabric edges make a nice touch for this costume
- Cut and sew ear pieces using brown faux fur fabric
- Pin and sew ears to hood. Sew along top of hood keeping bottom open.
- Hand stitch black embroidery thread to front of hood, X's and hatch marks
- We made some mitts using the faux fur fabric also. They have 2 openings, one large opening for 4 fingers and 1 small opening for thumb. Mitts were cut-offs to show finger tips.
- We used a bamboo stick and covered one end with duct tape and hot glued twine around it
- Blade is made using a grey foam floor mat
DIY Girls Star Wars Princess Leia Costume Tutorial:
Instructions for Princess Leia Dress:
- Cut and sewed her dress
- Added elastic gold trim around waist
Instructions for Princess Leia Hair Buns:
- Cover and glue plastic headband with brown felt
- To start the buns, cut some circular cardboard pieces and glue them to the sides of the headband
- Using brown yarn, make 2 very long braids.
- Hot glue one end of braid to the center of the circular cardboard. Gradually glue and wrap around until you’ve reached the outer edge of the cardboard.
DIY Adult Star Wars Luke Skywalker Costume Tutorial:
- Shirt is a large rectangle, folded in half with slits cut along the sides to insert a belt.
- Cut a hole for the neck and and sew a cowl along the opening.
- Green part that covers hat is a foam mat covered with green duck tape.
DIY Women's Star Wars R2D2 Costume Tutorial:
Supplies for dress:
- White tank top
- White skirt
- Blue fabric
- Grey fabric
- Black marker
- Hot Glue Gun
Supplies for head piece:
- Old baseball cap you don't mind cutting
- Grey stretch fabric
- Blue fabric
- Red fabric
- Black fabric
- Hot Glue Gun
Instructions for dress:
This is the basic white tank top I used.
Start by sewing a strip/tube of blue fabric to skirt as follows.
Attach the other end of the blue fabric to the tank top. The tank I had was long, the part you see at the top of the photo is the excess bottom of the tank top.
This is how it looks when sewing is complete.
Added a second layer of blue fabric in the back to act as a pocket to hold my phone and wallet! Used velcro to keep opening closed and contents secure.
- Cut the blue pieces for the tank top and hot glue in place.
- Cut the blue and grey pieces for the skirt and glue in place.
- Using a black marker, draw remaining details on skirt.
Instructions for head piece:
- We made 2 different head pieces. The larger one was made from a large plastic bowl. Thought it might be hard to walk around Comic-con with this so we made the smaller one from an old baseball cap.
- I cut off the bill of the cap and attached a headlamp around it.
- Drape and glue grey fabric over it.
- Cut blue/red/black pieces and attach with hot glue.
A scene from the Star Wars movie when Princess Leia says “Obi-Wan, you’re my only hope.”
There you have it, fun Star Wars costumes for the whole family. We also made some different Star Wars costumes for Halloween one year - check it out.
See the video on how we made this giant AT AT head from start to finish:
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