I created this guide to show you how you can create a Star Wars inspired bounty hunter kids costume.
I was inspired by the character Boba Fett and Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels.
If you have never built a costume from scratch, I urge you to try!
You will feel amazing knowing that "Hey, I made that".
This guide teaches the basics.o
- Newspaper or scrap paper
- Mod Podge
- spackling paste
- Chrome Spray Paint
For everything else:
- Craft Foam
- Cape Material
- Spray primer and paint
- Sweat pants
- Long Sleeve shirt
- Rub n Buff silver
- 2 Red solo cups
- 3 soda bottles
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Step 1: Design Concept Stage
Start with an idea! Find reference photos of a similar character to inspire you.
Draw out your ideas!
Step 2: Build a Helmet or Buy and Modify Store-bought One
I went through the painstaking process of building my helmet from scratch (details below) but I would recommend purchasing a store-bought helmet and modifying the paint job.
If you want to make it yourself, may the force be with you, this is basically what I did:
1.I started with a hamster ball that fits her head.
2. Add hard paper cylinder below dome and cut out cheek shape https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/ for the cheek layout.
3. Paper Mache over all of that.
4. spackling paste over that.
5. Sand until smooth enough.
6. paint primer, then chrome spray paint.
7. Paint Details, I painted hers to look like a fox!
Step 3: Armor and Clothing
1. I took some craft foam and cut out the armor sections.
2. seal the foam with mod podge, this helps the paint stick.
3. Paint with spray paint.
4. (optional) battle damage.
5. Attach armor with Velcro.
For the clothing I took a small shirt and sewed a long sleeve shirt inside.
For the pants we used sweat pants with a belt.
Step 4: Accessories
Wrist Gauntlet- Red solo cup with chrome paint.
Jet-pack- 3 soda bottles glued together with broken shower head hose. Battery operated Led inside to light up plastic strips.
Shoulder Cape- Simply a piece of fabric from the craft store.
Belt with Ammo / Thermal Detonators- The ammo containers are actually 5 hour energy bottles painted with rub n buff chrome paint.
Step 5: Get That Candy! Costume Ready!
I hope this guide will help you all create wonderful costumes for your special kid!
Remember to ask your kid for input on the design!
This is an entry in the
Halloween Contest 2019