Star Wars Fancy Dress Ideas For Kids

If you are in need of Star Wars fancy dress ideas for your little one, look no further. Here are some great DIY Star Wars fancy dress ideas for kids you can try.

By Aarti Arun

Star Wars Fancy Dress Ideas For Kids

The Star Wars saga is a science fiction journey that started four decades ago, but even now it continues to fascinate the young and the old. Characters like Jedi, Stormtrooper, Yoda and Chewbacca still have their own unique fan-following among today’s children.

So, if your child wants to dress herself up as one of those memorable characters for a fancy dress competition at school, get ready for some real adventure.

Here are costume ideas for some of the popular Star Wars characters you can try!

Star Wars fancy dress ideas for kids


Princess Leia fancy dress

Materials required:

  • A plain white top and a long skirt
  • A 3-inch wide satin ribbon in silver colour
  • A pair of scissors
  • A toy gun

How to make a Princess Leia fancy dress:

  • Your child can wear the top and skirt, and tie the satin ribbon around her waist as a belt.
  • Tie your child’s hair in two pony tails and twist them into buns.
  • Give her the toy gun, and you have Princess Leia.

Dialogue to say:

“May the force be with you.”


Luke Skywalker fancy dress

Materials required:

  • A pair of beige pants
  • Adhesive bandage in tan colour
  • A pair of white shoes
  • A toy lightsaber
  • A brown belt with a large buckle
  • Fabric or hot glue

How to make a Luke Skywalker fancy dress:

  • Remove the buttons from the shirt.
  • Cut the collar of the shirt and hem the section with fabric glue.
  • Your child can wear the shirt and secure it with the belt.
  • Once your child dons the shoes, wrap the bandage around his ankles.
  • Give him the lightsaber to get the quintessential Skywalker look.

Dialogue to say:

“I am Luke Skywalker. I am a Jedi, just like my father before me.”


Darth Vader fancy dress

Materials required:

  • A plain black T-shirt and a black pyjama
  • Black fabric
  • Black felt sheet
  • A black beanie hat
  • A 2-inch holographic tape
  • Hot glue
  • A pair of scissors
  • Elastic
  • Silver glitter glue

How to make a Darth Vader fancy dress:

  • With a Darth Vader photo as a reference, stick strips of holographic tape along the neck of the T-shirt.
  • Cut the black fabric to your child's size, and glue or sew it to the shoulders of the T-shirt to form the cape.
  • To make the mask, use any template from the Internet and cut the black felt in the shape of the mask. Add elastic to the mask. Decorate the mask with glitter glue.
  • Your child can wear the T-shirt with the cape, beanie hat and black pants. He can wear the mask to become Darth Vader.

Dialogue to say:

“You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me.”


Yoda fancy dress

Materials required:

  • Brown cloth
  • Off-white cloth
  • Dark green felt fabric
  • Brown yarn
  • A pair of scissors
  • Hot glue

How to make the Yoda fancy dress:

  • Measure your child's height and cut the brown cloth for double that length. To make the tunic, fold the cloth in half and glue along the sides, leaving adequate space for the armholes.
  • To make the belt for the tunic, plait the yarn strands together to the desired length. Once your child dons the tunic, you can tie the belt around your child's waist.
  • Make your child wear the off-white cloth as the robe, just over his shoulders and running down up to his knees.
  • To make the Yoda mask, use any template from the Internet and cut the felt fabric in the shape of the mask.
  •  Draw details on the mask.
  •  Glue yarn to the ends of the mask to form the ears.
  •  With the mask and tunic, your little Yoda is ready.

Dialogue to say:

“Do or do not. There is no try.”


Stormtrooper fancy dress

Materials required:

  • A pair of white pants
  • A white T-shirt
  • Black duct tape
  • A small cardboard box (to fit your child's head)
  • Black permanent marker pen
  • A pair of scissors
  • A toy gun

How to make a Stormtrooper fancy dress:

  • With the help of a Stormtrooper reference image from the Internet, decorate the T-shirt and pants with the black duct tape.
  • Cut one end of the cardboard box open. This end will go over your child's head.
  • Using the marker, decorate the front of the cardboard box to form the face. Leave small eye holes.
  • With the costume and the gun, your child will look exactly like the Stormtrooper.

Dialogue to say:

“I just hit someone! Said no Stormtrooper ever!”


Chewbacca fancy dress

Materials required:

  • A brown terrycloth bathrobe
  • A brown monkey cap
  • Brown felt fabric
  • Brown yarn
  • A pair of scissors
  • Hot glue

How to make a Chewbacca fancy dress:

  • Comb the yarn vigorously to make it resemble hair.
  • Glue the yarn around the monkey cap. Your Chewbacca mask is ready.
  • To make a belt, cut the felt in 3 inches width to the desired length. Add details on the beltand glue the ends.
  • Your child can wear the robe and the belt like a sling.

Dialogue to say:

“Rrwwwgg…. Ggwwwrghh…. Wagrrrrwwgahhhhwwwrrggawwwwwwrr….Aaararrrgwwwh” (In Chewbacca’s voice)


Han Solo fancy dress

Materials required:

  • An off-white shirt
  • An old black T-shirt
  • A pair of dark jeans
  • A brown belt
  • Brown felt cloth
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • A toy gun

How to make a Han Solo fancy dress:

  • Cut both the sleeves of the black T-shirt and make a vertical cut along the front to form an open vest.
  • To create the gun holster, cut the brown felt in the shape of a rectangle and glue along the sides.
  • Attach the holster to the belt with glue.
  • Your child can wear the vest over the shirt and wear the belt to complete the Han Solo look.

Dialogue to say:

“Look, your worshipfulness, let’s get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: Me.”


Jabba fancy dress

Materials required:

  • Green chart paper
  • Brown yarn
  • Acrylic paint in various shades of green
  • A green full-sleeved T-shirt
  • A pair of green pyjama pants (or leggings)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue

How to make a Jabba fancy dress:

  • To make the Jabba mask, use any template from the Internet and cut the felt fabric in the shape of the mask.
  • Draw details on the mask with green acrylic paint.
  • Add yarn to the ends of the mask.
  • Randomly cut the chart paper in different shapes, add details with the paint, and glue them on the green T-shirt and pants.
  • Cut a long strip for the tail, decorate it similarly, and glue it to the pants.
  • With the mask and green costume, your child will look as terrifying as Jabba the Hutt.

Dialogue to say:

“H'chuapenkee!”(Hello in Huttese language)
“Hi chuba du naga?”(What do you want?)


Ewok fancy dress

Materials required:

  • A brown terry cloth bathrobe
  • Brown felt fabric
  • Brown yarn
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • A long stick

How to make an Ewok fancy dress:

  • Make two big pom-poms out of the brown yarn.
  • To make the Ewok mask, cut a long oval shape from the brown felt fabric. This should fit your child's head and shoulders.
  • Fold the fabric in half and glue the edges.
  • Cut a round shape in the front for the face. Add pom-poms as ears.
  • To make a belt, cut the felt in 3 inches width to the desired length. Add details on the beltand glue the ends.
  • Your child can wear the robe, mask and the belt like a sling. Add the stick as Ewok's weapon.

Dialogue to say:

“Eecheewa maa!” ('Wow' in Huttese)


Jedi fancy dress

Materials required:

  • A white shirt
  • A brown bedsheet
  • A brown belt
  • A toy lightsaber
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue

How to make a Jedi fancy dress:

  • Fold the bedsheet in half and ask your child to lie on it with arms stretched.
  • Loosely mark his shape on the sheet and cut along the shape.
  • Take the two pieces, front and back, and glue them along the edges to make the robe.
  • Cut a smaller rectangle and glue it as a hood to the robe.
  • With the robe, belt and lightsaber, your child will transform into a Jedi in front of you.

Dialogue to say:

“The Force will be with you. Always.”


Darth Maul fancy dress

Materials required:

  • Red felt fabric
  • Black bedsheet
  • A piece of cardboard
  • Black yarn
  • A toy red lightsaber
  • Black and gold acrylic paint
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue

How to make a Darth Maul fancy dress:

  • To make the Darth Maul mask, use any template from the Internet and cut the felt fabric in the shape of the mask.
  • Draw details on the mask with black acrylic paint.
  • Cut small horn-like shapes from the cardboard sheet and paint them gold. Add the horns to the mask.
  • Add yarn to the ends of the mask.
  • Fold the bedsheet in half and ask your child to lie on it with arms outstretched.
  • Loosely mark his shape on the sheet and cut along the shape.
  • Take the two pieces, front and back, and glue them along the edges to make the robe.
  • Your child can wear black pants and a black shirt, wear therobe over it and don the mask to impersonate Darth Maul.

Dialogue to say:

“At last, we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last, we will have revenge.”


Anakin Skywalker fancy dress

Materials required:

  • An old brown T-shirt
  • A pair of black pants
  • A black T-shirt
  • A toy lightsaber
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • A black belt

How to make an Anakin Skywalker fancy dress:

  • Take the black T-shirt and cut off the sleeves.
  • Make a vertical cut along the middle to make an open front vest.
  • Your child can wear the pants, brown T-shirt with the vest over it, and the belt. With the lightsaber in hand, he will look like Anakin Skywalker.

Dialogue to say:

“I have brought peace, freedom, justice and security to my new empire.”


Boba Fett Skywalker fancy dress

Materials required:

  • A grey T-shirt
  • A pair of grey pants
  • Light green felt fabric
  • Brown felt fabric
  • Yarn
  • A brown belt
  • A piece of cardboard
  • A pair of scissors
  • Hot glue

How to make a Boba Fett Skywalker fancy dress:

  • Make a cape with the green felt fabric.
  • With a reference image from the Internet, add details to the T-shirt and pants with green and brown felt fabric.
  • Make the Boba mask with the cardboard and decorate it with green and brown fabric. Add yarn to its ends.
  • Your child can wear the costume with the cape, mask and belt.

Dialogue to say:

“If I take on the job, I complete it — and everyone in the galaxy knows that.”


Emperor Palpatine Skywalker fancy dress

Materials required:

  • A black bedsheet
  • Face paint
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue

How to make an Emperor Palpatine Skywalker fancy dress:

  • Fold the bedsheet in half and ask your child to lie on it with arms outstretched.
  • Loosely mark his shape on the sheet and cut the shape out.
  • Take the two pieces, front and back, and glue them along the edges to make the robe.
  • Cut a smaller rectangle from the cloth and glue it as a hood to the robe.
  • Let your child wear the robe and paint his face with wrinkles resembling Emperor Palpatine.

Dialogue to say:

“Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.”

Now that you know how to make the Star Wars costumes, involve your child in preparing them. This enjoyable fun activity is sure to strengthen the bond you both share and leave you with a memorable experience. 

About the author:

Written by Aarthi Arun and published on 22 February 2020

Aarthi Arun is a writer from Chennai, who currently calls Toronto her home. Although she has donned many hats, from a photographer to a librarian to a software engineer, she has learnt the most in the role of a mother. With her 6-year-old son Kathir, she loves going on long walks, building LEGO blocks and reading adventurous stories.

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