DIY Rey & Jedi Costumes | Halloween 2017
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to sew for. There is whimsy, imagination and the joy of pretending to be your favorite characters from the big screen. We don’t do Star Wars every year, but it does seam to weave it’s way in to our Halloween pretty frequently! TheFabricMarket.com is THE BEST place to get fabrics for costumes because the prices are so affordable!
My daughter decided soon after the movie release that she wanted to be Rey. We used a combination of patterns to get the look.
The most obvious choice was Simplicity 8241, but we wanted to be a little more literal with the pants (this pattern offers leggings). I used the Simply Sweats pattern by Dandelions & Dungarees. This is a download & print PDF pattern and comes in baby, child and tween sizes! We chose the capri length and I just measured to add our own cuffs.
Dad helped make the staff from PVC pipe, foam and spray paint. That and the hair made the costume complete!
My son decided he’d like to try making his own costume this year. I cut it out for him but he did all the sewing. He’s no character in particular, just a generic Jedi.
Years ago, when he was Luke Skywalker, we used McCall’s 6184. That worked great with no complaints so we bought it again in a larger size.
The light saber is also home made – a project he and Dad worked on earlier in the year after some research and YouTube watching.
And what is a Jedi without his robe? McCalls 2854 is my go-to pattern for a Jedi robe. We make view F, but leave the front open. If you or your children are local and interested in learning to sew, I do teach classes in my NE Bakersfield home and would love to work with you!
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