I found out how to make these costumes from guy at coolest-homemade-costumes.com (that’s quite a mouthful!) who made them for his kids. I made a few of my own modifications and I think they turned out great!
For C3PO, I used chicken wire for the inside of the breastplate and styrene for the entire body held together with Velcro and metal brads. Lots of duct tape as well. Coffee cup lids for the knees, to go container lid for the tummy. For the inside, he wore a full black body suit on which I drew slick paint lines for the wires. The mask was bought online. Rustoleum brand metallic gold paint over all and brown sharpie and white marker for details.
For R2D2, a purchased a trash can and cut off the bottom so he could walk. I secured suspenders on the inside so he could wear it and cut a tiny slit on the body so could see. He wanted to be completely enclosed. I made the legs using styrofoam and corrugated plastic sheeting and secured with zip ties. For all the decorations, I created them in Illustrator and pasted them on. Attached an iPod to the inside so he could make his own R2D2 noises. They love their costumes and turned lots of heads today at the park. It was a lot of fun for me also.
This isn’t so much Star Weird as Star AWESOME!
This project was built back in 2010 for 9-year-old Christian as part of a Make-A-Wish Foundation wish-granting. Brandon from Little Mountain Productions pulled out all the stops to make this Dream a reality.
According to builder Brandon, it has solar panels powering interior and exterior LED lights. They even had members of the 501st Legion for the unveiling. No word on that hologram Chess board, but I wouldn’t doubt it.
It makes the cardboard X-Wing my old man made me when I was 8 pale in comparison. That’s the coolest Corrillean ship I’ve ever seen.
Sabretap to Geekologie.