A couple years ago, we did Star Wars family costumes. They turned out great, and we all had a great time in them!
I’ll tell you how I pulled them together.
Let’s start with the one that was just too hard to make, so we bought it. That would be Darth Vader. I only had to create a new strap to go around the head, because the one it came with would only work if you had 50% of a head.
Leia was almost as easy, as it made good sense to buy this one too. It doesn’t come with a hood, so I bought similar fabric, sewed it in a loop, and sewed the ends to the neck seam of the costume. It completed the look. I opted out of the wig and just used hair donuts.
Luke Skywalker was fun to make. He wore tan-colored pants and a karate jacket. I made boots that cover his shoes from felt. I just measured around his shoe and cut a piece that shape as a template. I made a belt of doubled felt, Velcro closure, and put a binoculars case on the belt.
The ewok was an old monkey costume covered with a felt hood. It’s two pieces of felt sewn together, with a hole cut for the face, and little holes for the ears. I did an uneven cut along the bottom, and thick, decorative stiches on the front like Wicket’s. A recently cut limb from a tree worked well as a walking stick.
Han Solo was fun to make. He just wore a shirt and jeans he had, and I made a vest from felt, with all the pockets Solo has. The belt was cool, with all its straps. It even had a holster for his blaster. This was made from felt with a Velcro closure. I also made boots from felt by measuring around his shoe, like I did for Luke.
The kids already had light sabers, and were excited to use them in costume.
This is a pretty simple way of doing Star Wars costumes. I’d love to see yours!