U-R2-Cute! (DIY R2-D2 Costume)

R2-D2 Costume and Cosplay / Check out lots more Star Wars Halloween costumes and cosplay ideas on our blog / #starwars #halloween #maythefourthbewithyou #maythe4thbewithyou #costume #ducttape #cosplay #diy #pattern #sewing #theforceawakens #r2d2 #droid #geek #nerd #fleece / maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

Today we have the counterpart to last week’s C-3PO costume post: R2-D2!  I made it a few years back, when #1 was almost 4 years old.  She wore it for 2 Halloweens, as well as a few parties, so by the time our son was ready to wear it (and we took all these photos), it had been dinged, dirtied, squished, bent, ripped and stepped on more than a few times.

But that is OK.  None of our costumes start out perfect anyway.  I am in absolute awe of the people who make beautiful, perfect cosplay costumes.  But I neither have the skill, nor the patience for that kind of precision.  Luckily, I also love costumes that are look home-made, ‘cuz I do have mad duct-taping skills!

The R2-D2 uses A LOT of duct tape, but its main feature is that the “body” is flexible, so you can get in and out of a car (ok, in and out of a van), you can sit down in it, and it is incredibly light.  I have seen many very cool R2 units made from poster board, garbage cans, or simple fabric, but I wanted one that was the correct shape AND was flexible.   So we made our from a pop-up net laundry hamper from IKEA.

R2-D2 Costume and Cosplay / Check out lots more Star Wars Halloween costumes and cosplay ideas on our blog / #starwars #halloween #maythefourthbewithyou #maythe4thbewithyou #costume #ducttape #cosplay #diy #pattern #sewing #theforceawakens #r2d2 #droid #geek #nerd #fleece / maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

R2-D2 Costume and Cosplay / Check out lots more Star Wars Halloween costumes and cosplay ideas on our blog / #starwars #halloween #maythefourthbewithyou #maythe4thbewithyou #costume #ducttape #cosplay #diy #pattern #sewing #theforceawakens #r2d2 #droid #geek #nerd #fleece / maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

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8 thoughts on “U-R2-Cute! (DIY R2-D2 Costume)

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    • What a nice compliment, THANK YOU! I was dragging my feet making this post. If you read the post These are the Droids I was looking for I talk a bit about having a hard time conceiving our second child. This costume was made for my daughter as I was recovering from one of my miscarriages. It was therapy. It was fun, and it got me something else to think about while I was having a really tough time. So I always had mixed feelings when I saw the costume. But now, seeing my funny, energetic and totally geeky son wear it too, well, you can imagine that my heart just does a little dance of joy, and I THANK GOD for the blessing.

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