I love Star Wars.
I saw Star Wars in the theater when I was 7 years old. Straightaway I wanted to be Luke Skywalker. I did my best to cobble together a Luke Skywalker like outfit. I even made Luke’s binoculars about of two toilet paper rolls!
Here are some great Star Wars Halloween costumes for kids. (You can also find adult costume here!)
Luke’s is a pretty easy costume to make. Take your pick between Luke on Tatooine or Luke in his Jedi outfit.
Luke on Tatooine
Luke on Tatooine is pretty easy since all you need is a white top (bathrobe or even karate top), khaki pants and a brown belt.
If you don’t already have them you are likely to find them at your local thrift store.
Melly Sews has two great How To resources to help you out.
Jedi Luke’s outfit (or your young little Jedi’s outfit) is also pretty easy to make.
Luke’s all black Jedi outfit is a no brainer. But without a light saber your little one will look a bit like Johnny Cash. Not a bad thing, but not Star Wars.
Enter the the Jedi tunic and robe. With the Jedi tunic and robe your little one will instantly be recognized at the Jedi Master they think they are!
Here are a few helpful resources:
No Jedi costume is complete without a light saber! Don’t have one yet? You still have time to get one from Amazon, and they are pretty affordable!
Here’s a parenting tip: let’s stay away from Leia’s metal bikini.
Princess Leia’s white dress is probably the easiest to make and (besides the metal bikini) one of her most recognizable outfits.
Here are two easy “no sew” Princess Leia costume ideas.
No Princess Leia costume is complete without the Princess Leia buns! These buns are a bit beyond my braiding skills so here are some helpful hints from The Sewing Rabbit, a Me Sew Crazy blog.
Here is a pretty easy DIY Han Solo costume. A little bit more complicated, but totally do-able!
Sabrina Pena Young – in the video below – shows how to make a no sew Rey Skywalker costume. Wait, the *is* Luke’s daughter, right? So we can call her Rey Skywalker?
R2D2 and BB8
These two costume ideas may be a bit harder to make, but man are they adorable! Boxes, paper mache, and loads of fun!
X-Wing Pilots/Poe Dameron
Any kid can now be an X–wing pilot thanks to Filth’s Wizardry and their easy breezy instructions. You could also co-op this make a pretty good Poe costume!
Last but not least, here’s an awesome no sew Ewok costume from My Charming Colors. Seriously, it’s adorable! Check it out.
Sharing God’s Story
Shopping for and making these Star Wars costumes is a great time to share God’s story.
- Remind your kids that just like Anakin/Darth Vader was “redeemable,” so are they. And no matter what they do, God still loves them and died for them.
But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
- Remind your kids that God still loves them when they sin, just like Luke still loved his dad (Anakin/Vader).
- Discuss light and darkness. They are not just ideas in Star Wars, the bible talks a lot about light and darkness.
For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.
First John 2:9
- Remind them that God loves them the way Han Solo loved his son Ben, Kyle Ren. We see this in how Han Solo was willing to sacrifice himself to try to save his son. This also goes for Anakin/Vader. He sacrificed himself to save Luke.
- Remind them of John 15:13
No one has greater love than this—that one lays down his life for his friends.
- Show them that when Luke uses the Force, it’s a picture – a parable – about how we walk in faith.
For we live by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7
What did I miss?
I am sure there are other Reel Parable moments in the Star Wars movies. so let us know how you share God’s story with Star Wars so we can too!
Hey, If you want to go deeper be sure to check out Erik over at The Christian Jedi. He current has six bible studies on how to share your faith with Star Wars!
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