Star Wars Costume Ideas
So, you've decided to suit up in a Star Wars costume for an adventure in a galaxy far, far away. But aside from the fact that you love Star Wars, you probably don't even know where to begin. Fear not, for we here at HalloweenCostumes.com are not only your number one source for the best selection of Star Wars costumes. We're also bonafide costume experts, and we possess a Yoda-like knowledge of all things Star Wars-related. So naturally, we've assembled some of our favorite costume ideas, tips, and tricks for your Star Wars cosplay adventure. And it's all right here in this HalloweenCostumes How-To! With this costume guide, you'll get the skinny on our favorite and top-selling Star Wars outfits. Scroll further down to view our illustrated breakdowns of character costumes in both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy. With everything from Jedi robes to Stormtrooper costumes, we have just what you'll need for any Halloween party or cosplay adventure. We're happy that you're starting your Star Wars costume experience here with us, and we're glad to give you a hand because we're sure that the Force is strong with you!
Top Star Wars Costumes
There is quite obviously no shortage of iconic characters for you to choose from for your Star Wars Costume. Whether from the original trilogy, the prequels, or the action-packed sequel trilogy, you've got plenty of options! Our most popular costumes do indeed come from the original Star Wars films, but we're sure that will change as the more recent entries age and gain a greater appreciation. In terms of our top sellers and the costumes most frequently spotted at conventions and cosplay events, you'd start with taking a look at the original Sith Lord Darth Vader and his unforgettable black armor black suit. Stormtroopers are close behind, as it's always fun to suit up as the clunky foot soldiers of the Empire. For heroes, our most popular Star Wars costumes for adults shouldn't come as all that much of a surprise. They'd be the costumes for a princess and a scruffy-looking nerf herder! Read on to learn more details about each of these top-selling Star Wars Halloween costumes.
If you know even the cursory minimum about Star Wars, you know what Stormtroopers are all about. Battling rebel scum, doing the bidding of the Emperor, and shooting their blaster guns with incredibly poor aim. If you'd like to suit up as one of the Empire's soldiers, make sure you do it in an authentic Stormtrooper costume for adults to make the best impression. This Authentic Stormtrooper Costume has the molded armor pieces that make the troopers instantly recognizable in the original Star Wars films. With each element of the suit and the Stormtrooper helmet designed from the on-screen costumes, you're sure to be recognizable in this fantastic Star Wars outfit. It comes as the complete costume, too, with all pieces included, except for a toy blaster. It'll be up to you whether or not you want to show off your plasma bolt shooting prowess...or lack thereof!
Princess Leia Costume
When it comes to the women of the Star Wars universe, there's only one who leads the action from the get-go. All hail Princess Leia! Star Wars fangirls and casual fans alike aspire to suit up in a Princess Leia costume for Halloween. We've got your chance to showcase her A New Hope style with this iconic Deluxe Princess Leia Costume. The famed princess has no problem with battling bad guys in the first Star Wars flick. Even while wearing an elegant gown throughout the movie, she was still ready to fight the Empire at any and every opportunity. This costume recreation is the perfect choice to let you step into Leia's shoes. The flowing white gown has a hood and a belt all styled just right, and it even comes with a Princess Leia Wig with perfect buns to have you looking just like Leia!
Darth Vader Costume
Many Star Wars fans desire to experience a bit of the dark side for Halloween, and there's one particular costume you should have in mind for just that. You'll want to suit up as the one and only Darth Vader, of course! With this Authentic Darth Vader Costume for adults, you won't even have to parody his famous heavy breathing voice because it comes with an electronic breathing module that does the effect for you. The suit is made of ABS material designed from the original movie props and includes quality quilted and grooved faux leather fabrics for the bodysuit. With its instantly iconic style, you'll have no trouble stepping into the role of the galaxy's most famous Sith Lord. Slip on the Darth Vader helmet, and let the long cape flutter as you practice your force chokehold—we're sure you'll have any rebel scum you meet shivering in their boots!
Han Solo Costume
And then we come to the Star Wars character that truly sets the bar for coolness. The rogue smuggler turned hero Han Solo is invariably one of our top-selling Star Wars outfits each and every year. And when you check out the details on this Grand Heritage Han Solo Costume, it's easy to see why. With its legendary styling, everyone can instantly picture themselves as the admired antihero Han. It has got the vest, the striped pants, and even the leg holster for his trusty blaster (sold separately). Slip into this costume and it'll be easy to picture yourself seated next to Chewie on the Millennium Falcon or sneaking a kiss with Princess Leia in the catacombs of Echo Base. You might have to settle for some great snapshots posing with your friends, but you can still confidently tell everyone you meet that the Falcon is parked safely outside!
Star Wars Mandalorian Costumes
The hottest entry in the Star Wars universe? Well, that'd be none other than the smash sensation Star Wars series from Disney Plus, The Mandalorian. Pop culture mastermind Jon Favreau assembled all the pieces to bring Star Wars' first TV show to streaming screens, and fans have responded in a big way. Action-packed, full of intrigue, and featuring one particularly adorable character with big-time Force powers, the show has received a big thumbs up from old-school Star Wars fans and brand-new ones alike. This means, inevitably, it's going to be one of the top costume trends for the foreseeable future, too! Of course, we're fully stocked on the latest offerings in Mandalorian costumes, with suits for Mando, aka Din Djarin, and even a kid's Baby Yoda costume. Think about getting one of these Star Wars outfits to join in on the fun from the popular show!
When we first meet the title character of The Mandalorian, we assume we're in for a wild ride highlighting the adventures of a rugged bounty hunter. And we'd be right, except for one surprising fact: as it turns out, he has quite a big heart for a rough and tumble rogue. And, most surprisingly, we learn that he might even be in line to earn dad of the year! Whether you've got a Baby Yoda to watch over or not, we're sure you'll love suiting up in this authentic Mandalorian Beskar Armor Costume. Featuring Mando's iconic style from the Disney Plus show, it's designed as a jumpsuit along with a mask for the Mandalorian helmet. It's truly the perfect combination of gritty and fun, a recipe that's sure to sate any fan's costume appetite!
Baby Yoda Costume
The undisputed breakout character of 2019? Well, that'd be none other than the Child, who was affably dubbed Baby Yoda by fans everywhere! He obviously played a significant part in the first season of The Mandalorian. And he's since worked his way into the annals of Star Wars history—all in remarkably short order. And, now, you can suit your kiddo up as the Force wielding Baby Yoda himself with this Baby Yoda Costume. It features the long ears and large inquisitive eyes that endeared the little character into the hearts of fans. But the simple design makes it easy to wear and even shows off your kid's face along with the Baby Yoda face on the head. All in all, it's a great baby Star Wars costume for any Star Wars savvy parent!
Another popular choice of Star Wars costumes are the saga's most heroic characters—the revered Jedi. Whether you'd like to be an up-and-coming Jedi in a Rey Star Wars costume or a classic Jedi like Luke and Obi-Wan Kenobi, we can get you Jedi robes and lightsabers in blue or green. (Or maybe even a purple lightsaber if Mace Windu is more your style!) Take a close look at these top Jedi costumes. We carry costumes from every era of Star Wars, so you can play the part of a character you've always wanted to be for Halloween!
In the sequel trilogy, we all find out that Rey is a hero worth rooting for, and that she has some serious lightsaber swingin' Jedi chops. If you'd like to become the back-world scavenger turned hero, just go in this Grand Heritage Rey Costume. An authentic Star Wars costume with a screen-replica design, it recreates her style from The Force Awakens. You'll be instantly recognizable as the desert heroine when you slip it on. Including goggles and a pouch, this costume is complete as a head-to-toe look. It only needs a bo staff or lightsaber prop, sold separately, to finish the look!
Luke Skywalker Costume
A reliable Halloween costume go-to for fans every year is to choose a Luke Skywalker costume for the look of the young Jedi ready to take on Darth Vader. But we now have the latest Luke costume available as a new alternative to the classic! This Last Jedi Luke Skywalker Costume captures the all-important Jedi's sage style, complete with his taupe-colored robes and a Jedi belt. The Luke Skywalker beard is sold separately, but we recommend getting or making sure your real beard is ready to go when you get set to play the part of old Luke!
Obi-Wan Kenobi Costume
Obi-Wan Kenobi is the first Jedi we meet in A New Hope, and we learn a lot about the ancient order in that first movie and in all of the subsequent films, too. But our top Obi-Wan costume comes from the prequel trilogy, where a young and spry Obi-Wan is at the heart of the action. This Obi-Wan Kenobi Costume is a screen-accurate replica from the movies, and it comes complete with faux leather accessories, and of course, a Jedi robe. You can play the part of a young or old Obi-Wan when you suit up in it, just be sure to snag a blue lightsaber for full effect!
Anakin Skywalker Costume
Everyone knows the story at this point: it's Anakin Skywalker who turns into the evil Darth Vader through the course of the prequel trilogy. Anakin wanted to fight for the forces of good when he became a Padawan and then a Jedi, so you can suit up in his prequel style with this detailed Anakin Skywalker costume. With an easy-to-wear top that resembles his Jedi uniform, this printed costume tunic will have you ready to go toe to toe with some serious villains. Grab a lightsaber and practice your dueling, because with this Jedi outfit, you'll be ready to recreate all of the most memorable Anakin moments!
Star Wars Halloween Costumes
All of the Star Wars costumes we've covered up to this point are great for dress-up, cosplay, and fan events. But this next set of costumes are the all-time top choices for Halloween! They're the Star Wars galaxy's most fun costume options and choosing any of them will ensure you have a great time at your costume party. That's not to say that any of the other Star Wars character costumes we offer are any less fabulous for Halloween, of course. But these characters costumes make are our top sellers every October, and they're the most mentioned styles that show up in our customers' posts and reviews.
Kylo Ren Costume
So, Kylo Ren has just a bit of character arc throughout the sequel trilogy. And no matter which movie is your favorite, each one offered more insight into the brooding, complex character. And, of course, there's no two ways about it, his Knight of Ren costume is just outright cool. So, it should come as no surprise that our Kylo Ren Costumes have been some of the top sellers over the past few Halloween seasons. Grab this classic Kylo Ren Costume and you'll find out for yourself just how awesome it is to portray him at Halloween. It comes with the signature black robe and cloak, and of course, a Kylo Ren mask to transform you into the First Order's #1 bad guy.
Another popular Star Wars option for Halloween comes with a whole lot of fur. And that'd be a costume for the galaxy's furriest co-pilot, the one and only Chewbacca! You can become the mighty Chewbacca himself when you get this Deluxe Chewbacca Costume. In this faux fur jumpsuit with an attached bandolier/pouch and a Chewbacca mask, you'll be ready to team up with Han Solo or a group of rebels to take on your costume party in style. Just make sure to practice your Wookie roar in advance, because all your fans will want to hear what Chewie has to say!
Princess Leia Slave Costume
Everyone knows that sexy costumes are a thing for some Halloween party-goers. Star Wars hadn't offered much sex appeal through the first two movies, but that changed when Leia was forced to wear the now-iconic slave bikini outfit. If you're a Star Wars fan and looking for undeniable sex appeal with your Halloween costume choice, then this Slave Leia Costume is the outfit for you! Its molded foam pieces make for a great recreation of the on-screen style from the Jabba's barge scenes in Jedi.
Padme Amidala Costume
For women's Star Wars costumes, there's an excellent choice beyond Rey and Leia. Because you can't go wrong with the heroine of the prequels, Padme Amidala! As a queen and senator, she always carries a regal air, but she's not afraid to get into the action, either. This Deluxe Padme Costume is one of her traveling costumes from Attack of the Clones. It features the sleek white jumpsuit and includes the white cape. It also comes with the belt and boot tops for a complete Star Wars outfit. Team up with pals in Anakin and Obi-Wan costumes and you'll be set to recreate Padme's most famous moments!
Star Wars Outfits
So, you've already checked out all of the best adult Star Wars costumes. But how about seeing them in action? And what about Kids' Star Wars costumes? Don't worry, because we're not ready to wrap up our HalloweenCostumes How-To quite yet. Because we still have to share with you one of our favorite parts of the job—costume photoshoots! We do catalog shoots every year and create lots of bespoke costume scenes for our blog and social media channels. That means we've had quite a few Star Wars photo ops over our many Halloween seasons. So we've included a few of our favorite all-time favorite Star Wars cosplay images right here, along with a little bit of inside info on how we pulled off the shoot. We're hoping that will help you get the same results at home!
Star Wars Costumes for Kids
Kids love dressing up as their favorite Star Wars characters. Particularly when those characters are their favorite heroes! Our crew pictured here on "Endor" look great with their Star Wars costumes and a little HalloweenCostumes magic. Our Yoda looks like a Jedi master, thanks to his hood with over-sized plush ears and plenty of green face paint for added detail. Our ferocious Wookie in the back plays an admirable Chewbacca, with a black nose and brown face paint accents to complete the furry theme. Our Wicket the Ewok looks too cute to be true, thanks to her Star Wars Ewok Dress. But it's our little Princess Leia who takes the cake. Because with those hair buns, she's perhaps the most adorable hero we've ever seen!
Womens Star Wars Costumes
Who's ready for an epic showdown on the frozen surface of the Starkiller Base? Rey is! Or rather, one of our favorite models who posed for this legendary image. Her icy glare gives us the feels that she really is a Jedi—or at the minimum, that she's about to do some serious damage with that blue lightsaber. We don't want to pull back the curtain too much, but we'll admit that our lightsaber is a glass prop and not the real deal, as the blue glow in the image has been photoshop-enhanced. But hey, if you've got a friend who knows their way around image editing, we're sure you can persuade them to add some glow to your Instagram-worthy lightsaber pose shot!
Star Wars Costumes for Adults
Luke and Han dressing up in Stormtrooper uniforms to rescue Princess Leia is one of the most memorable moments of A New Hope, and perhaps even from the entire film franchise. So, you can bet that we weren't going to miss an opportunity to snap a few shots inspired by those scenes! In this photo, our slick Luke Skywalker has got his helmet off and he's ready to battle the real Stormtroopers. Or maybe swing across a bridge with Leia to get back to the Millennium Falcon. Our Leia looks cool under pressure, as always, and while she doesn't have a blaster in her hand, we have no doubt that she's ready to grab one and blast away at the bad guys herself!
C3PO and R2D2 Costumes
Ok, so our chap in the C3PO costume couldn't quite nail Threepio's British accent. But our little guy as an adorable Artoo was more than happy to throw in some beeps and boops when he suited up in the toddler R2D2 costume! Together, they look as epic as the original droid duo! And if you know a father and son looking for Star Wars costumes, this pairing makes for a legendary costume look. Ours appear ready to hit the trick-or-treating circuit as a sharp-looking protocol droid and a fantastic astromech droid. With plenty of versions of these costumes for boys and girls and for men and women, you can create your own droid duo any way you see fit.
Star Wars Movie Costumes
For serious Star Wars fans, you know that your favorite characters' looks and costumes evolved over the course of the franchise. We've created this handy visual guide to help illustrate their evolution. Check out this resource to help you compare movie details straight from the screen to help make your costume look more authentic or to find unique DIY touches to add the on-screen details to your unique Star Wars costume.
Luke Skywalker Costume Ideas
In the course of Luke's evolution through the original Star Wars trilogy, he grew from his humble beginnings as a Tatooine farm boy in A New Hope to become a Jedi Master in Return of the Jedi. Luke's costume in the first film was meant to portray a look that was both simple and practical. A basic Japanese shirt with elongated sleeves, white trousers and Chelsea style boots would serve as his costume through the movie. Accessories included a brown leather belt with multiple pouches, a lightsaber hook and knee high wraps. By the time of Empire Strikes Back, Luke's costume has evolved into a standard Rebel combat suit with some unique costume touches. Comprised of khaki wool and featuring accent pockets, this costume was also complete with a leather accessory belt. By the time he becomes a Jedi, Luke's apparel has turned into a stark black jumpsuit covered by a raw silk kimono, a look that is ominous and full of mystery.
Han Solo Costume Ideas
Han's costume had to help define his rogue nature so a very plain Viyella shirt and a pocketed vest, blue pants with tuxedo style segmented stripes along with a handcrafted leather gun belt and English riding boots would serve as his space cowboy-like costume. Only minor costume changes were implemented for his Empire Strike Back look, including a new western style plastron shirt replacing the previous one. A jacket similar to his original vest, along with similar boots and a gun belt finished his costume look. One of the few major costume changes throughout the trilogy involved the Endor mission, when Han donned a duster style coat. It was hand painted with an air-brushed camouflage pattern. Details on the jacket included large cargo pockets and a large slit up the back.
Princess Leia Costume Ideas
Leia starts her evolution as a Princess and a Senator, so her costume was fairly nondescript, yet still had a touch of elegance. A hooded gown made from crepe de chine featured open cut sleeves and was accented with a medieval style belt and knee high white boots. By the time of Empire Strikes Back, she has a new look as a leader of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. She wears a snow combat outfit that continues her established white pallete featuring a white jumpsuit and off-white thermal vest. She then joins the Rebel command team on Endor in Return of the Jedi, and wears the same camouflage outfitted gear as the rest of the squad. Her camouflaged poncho covered gabardine combat trousers and was accented with a custom helmet and English riding boots.
Padme Amidala Costume Ideas
Padme Amidala has perhaps the most costume changes of any character in the Star Wars universe, but her evolution throughout the prequel trilogy outlines her evolution as a character. We first meet her as a Queen and her throne room gown conveys her regal nature perfectly. A wide-shouldered paneled gown, accented with gold embroidery, jewels, and an elegant fur hem were the key elements to this costume look. By the time of Episode II, she is both a Senator and an action hero in her own right, so her Geonosis costume is the most recognizable look of her new status. A simple white jumpsuit accented with an off-white shawl, accented by silver armbands, a tan utility belt, and action boots comprise this action ready outfit. By the conclusion of the trilogy, she has both fallen for Anakin Skywalker and is carrying their unborn child, so her costume for her trip to Mustafar is simple and accommodating to pregnancy. A tan collared shirt outfitted by a leather crisscrossing harness, accented with gloves, gold clasps, and white pants finished this costume look.
Obi-Wan Costume Ideas
Obi-Wan Kenobi's prequel trilogy evolution starts from his status as a Jedi Padawan to becoming Anakin's Jedi master and ultimately his opponent at the conclusion. Starting with The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan's costume was constructed to be similar to the one worn by the character in the original film. A tunic and tabard over plain white shirts and pants achieved this costume look. The tunic and tabard combo was constructed with a light woven fabric known as Indian homespun. By the time he becomes a Jedi, he wears a vintage brown wool cloak that matched the one used by the character in A New Hope. The only notable change in his costume look was an alteration of pant and undershirt color in Revenge of the Sith. He costume look in all of the films was accented with a leather belt and riding boots.
Anakin and Darth Vader Costume Ideas
Anakin's journey through the prequel trilogy took him from humble slave beginnings to becoming the most feared villain in the Galaxy. When we first meet him as a child in The Phantom Menace, his slave costume served to convey his status, with coarse materials and a rough-hewn fabric material. Ragged leg wraps, faux suede boots, and a leather utility belt rounded out the costume. A simple addition of a detailed helmet with attached goggles served him when he became a podracing champion. By the time of Attack of the Clones, Anakin had become a Jedi Padawan and wore a costume similar in style to the other Jedi, but of different construction. A leather tabard covered a darker hued tunic and pants with a belt and boots similar to Obi-Wan's.
Only very slight color changes were implemented for Revenge of the Sith, but he was outfitted with the typical Jedi cloak. After turning to the dark side he nearly perished as Darth Vader, but was rescued and repaired by Palpatine. With the costume intended to be a mix of cybernetic technology and the powers of the dark side, the debut of the infamous Darth Vader support suit would complete his costume evolution. It's brief appearance at the conclusion of the prequel trilogy was an only slightly altered design from the costume used in the old films with a polished, brand-new effect added.