A Day at the Races (DIY Anakin at the Podrace Costume)

Disclaimer:  No children were traumatized for our amusement during the making of this costume!  As much as I joke about how it is all for us (the ‘rents), that is not actually true.  The kids are having just as much fun as we are, and every year the costume making is a big family event.  We are right in the middle of this year’s crafting, and we are having a blast.

Needed:

How To:

Helmet:

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Almost done. Just need to add some “dirt” and pipe cleaners.

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Goggles:

I don’t have great instructions here – the whole things was improvised on the spot. Sorry!

  1. Make a 3D box with a scalloped bottom edge to fit the glasses.
  2. Cover in duct tape.
  3. Draw details with black sharpie
  4. Cut toilet paper rolls to use as glasses.
  5. Cover in duct tape.
  6. Glue the tin lids on TP rolls.
  7. Cut brown fleece strips to fit around the inside of each TP roll.
  8. Glue in place.
  9. Glue the rolls onto the scalloped box.
  10. Make a tiny cardboard box that will serve as a spacer between the goggles and helmet.
  11. Cover it with duct tape.
  12. Glue tiny box (and reinforce with duct tape) on front of helmet.
  13. Glue (and reinforce with duct tape) goggles to tiny box.
  14. Glue pipe cleaners in place.

Hood:

  • Make a simple hood in brown fleece with long sides to place under the helmet.

Tunic: (I used the Yoda robe as a pattern)

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