Darth Vader and R2D2 go handmade

While browsing Halloween costumes, in an attempt to talk Wesley out of being a garbage man again, he saw a Darth Vader mask and cape and decided that was going to be his Trick or Treating get up. I approved. We didn’t buy the whole outfit type costume because have you seen the price of those things?!! Not to mention the terribly quality of them!! I figured I can’t make the mask so that’s ok to buy, and having the cape is just bonus but I can totally make him some pants and a shirt to go with it.

I googled images of Darth Vaders chest plate part to get an idea of what I had to rig up and came up with these sketches.

Then I went to Michael’s to take advantage of the 2 for $7 T-shirts they’ve had on sale lately. I grabbed the smallest youth size, they’ll still be a bit big, especially for Nate but great if they end up wearing jackets underneath. I cut up felt and stitched it to the front of the shirts and came up with these.

I made some of R2’s pieces gray when they should really be white but I thought this way it shows up better. I also still have to finish his hat, which is really his gray winter hat with felt pieces attached. Wesley already wanted to wear his T-shirt. Can’t wait to see them all dressed up and standing together. My mom made me some awesome costumes when I was little,  fittingly one was Princess Leia.  So, am I going to get in trouble later for making them costumes that go together?

2 Responses to Darth Vader and R2D2 go handmade

  1. I love these! My boys haven’t wanted costumes for years! Never were that big into them, so we don’t get to play dress up. I’m excited for you though, it’s so neat to make something and have your kids LOVE them! :)

  2. these are great! my son wanted to be r2d2 but we kind of talked him out of it since he was literally asking to be robotic! LOL! He has since said he wants to be Darth Vader. I, too, HATE the pre-made versions. I’m definitely going to attempt both of these…costume or not! He’ll love them!! Did you ever post a pic of the R2 hat?

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