Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Home Made Darth Vader Costume


 Down to the LAST detail...well ok, except his light saber is the wrong color. (click to see labels)

Made the Helmet-$4  DIY post
Made the Mask -$4   DIY post
Made the cape-$0   DIY post
Made the Shoulder Armor -$0   DIY post
Made the vest -$0   DIY post
Painted the Shirt (got it from a thrift store) - $2  DIY post
Made the Belt - $0   DIY post
Made the Cod Piece - $0
Bought the Gloves - $0.50
Bought the pants at a thrift store - $2
Bought the shin guards at a thrift store - $2  DIY post
Had the shoes :)
Had the Light Saber :)

TOTAL COST---$12.50!!!
For the COOLEST Vader costume. :) (if I do say so my self)

 See how handy the sunglasses mask is?!? It just comes right off as soon as he is done with it (which is fairly quickly)

I'm doing a nerdy Happy Dance right now cause I'm so exited at how good it turned out. :)


  1. Awesome costume, especially the mask and helmet! Thanks for the instructions!

  2. Amazing! I'm planning out this year's costumes right now (we're doing a whole family Star Wars theme). I think I'm going to use your tips for shirt painting for my husband...he's been assigned the role of Vadar (by our 5yr old). Thanks for the ideas and tips!

  3. Would you ever make one for sale??

    1. Sorry for the delayed response, I have been out of town for a week. Yes, I do make costume pieces for sale, I do not always have the time to do it because my kids come first, but I do all my transactions through my Etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ronedesign you can message me through there to work out details. I am currently working on a few projects/costumes, so I may not have time for anything very extensive, but message me and we can work out details. :)

  4. What kind've foam did you use? and where can i purchase some?

    1. It is craft foam. You can get it at most hobby stores in 5x7, 8.5x11, and 11x14. I got it at Hobby Lobby. Its cheap, light weight, and easily manipulated. Hot glue sticks to it like super glue, and you can do a little molding and shaping with heat application.

  5. I'm just asking if how many days did you do that costume? Cause my kid needs it in 2 days.

  6. I can't seem to find the pattern?? Can you send me a link please. Thanks.

  7. Es genial!! Yo lo hice y ha quedado estupendo. Muchas gracias, mi hijo esta alucinado

  8. Es genial!! Yo lo hice y ha quedado estupendo. Muchas gracias, mi hijo esta alucinado

  9. While the mask would take me months to do, I am stunned and impressed at how authentic it came out! Looks great - Brava!