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    Does your kid love Star Wars? Here are some Star Wars inspired fancy dress ideas

    Aarthi Arun Aarthi Arun 9 Mins Read

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    Written by Aarthi Arun and published on 15 June 2021.

    Is your little one a budding Princess Leia? Does your son love the adventurous personality of Han Solo? Look no further. We bring you some great DIY Star Wars fancy dress ideas for kids

    Does your kid love Star Wars? Here are some Star Wars inspired fancy dress ideas

    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 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!

    Princess Leia

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

    How to make a Princess Leia costume

    • Ask your child to wear the top and skirt, and tie the satin ribbon around her waist as a belt.
    • Tie your child's hair in two ponytails 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

    Materials required
    A pair of beige pants
    Adhesive bandage in tan color
    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 costume 

    • 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

    Materials required
    A plain black T-shirt and a black pajama
    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 costume 

    • 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

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

    How to make the Yoda costume 

    • 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

    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 costume 

    • 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

    Materials required
    A brown terry cloth bathrobe
    A brown monkey cap
    Brown felt fabric
    Brown yarn
    A pair of scissors
    Hot glue

    How to make a Chewbacca costume 

    • 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 belt and glue the ends.
    • Your child can wear the robe and the belt like a sling.

    Dialogue to say

    "Rrwwwgg... Ggwwwrghh... Wagrrrrwwgahhhhwwwrrggawwwwwwrr..Aaararrrgwwwh" (In Chewbaccas voice)

    Han Solo

    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 costume 

    • 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 it 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

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

    How to make a Jabba costume 

    • 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

    "Hchuapenkee!" (Hello in Huttese language)
    "Hi chuba du naga?" (What do you want?)

    Ewok

    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 costume 

    • 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 belt and 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

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

    How to make a Jedi costume 

    • 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

    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 costume 

    • 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 the robe 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

    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 costume 

    • 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

    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 costume 

    • 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

    Materials required
    A black bedsheet
    Face paint
    A pair of scissors
    Glue

    How to make an Emperor Palpatine Skywalker costume

    • 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.

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