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What are some tips for dressing up as a Star Wars character?

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To dress up as a Star Wars character, either purchase a premade Star Wars character costume from a source such as OfficialStarWarsCostumes.com, Costume Express or Buy Costumes, or create a Star Wars costume at home. Some suggestions for homemade Star Wars costumes include a cardboard Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, a Jedi knight, Princess Leia or Han Solo.

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To create a cardboard Stormtrooper costume, use a small cardboard box for the helmet, a large cardboard box for the body, cardboard pieces for arm and leg armor, and white and black spray paint for coloring. Use a black marker to create the helmet and body details.

To make a Darth Vader costume, use a full-face black helmet, a simple black outfit, and a black cape or a black bathrobe.

A Jedi costume such as those worn by Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi or Qui-Gon Jinn is simple to create; wear a brown or tan bathrobe over a loose white shirt and pants. To improve the costume, add boots and a lightsaber.

To make a Princess Leia costume, wear a white dress and boots, then style the hair in two buns on either side of the head. To make a Han Solo costume, wear a black vest over a long-sleeve white shirt. Carry a toy blaster as a prop.

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