Star Wars Costumes – A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy…

Star Wars is one of those fun science fiction stories that have a large variety of characters to choose from when deciding on a costume. There are six movies in all, and each has their own unique aspects. If you want to dress up in a Star Wars costume, here are some of your choices. These are appropriate for both kids and adults.

Han Solo

Played by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy, Han Solo is one of the most popular favorites. A pilot and sarcastic hero, he is a fun Star Wars costume choice if you want to find a character that you can “become” for the evening.

Darth Vadar

This is another great Star Wars costume choice. The outfit is cool and you get to carry a light saber. To find a Darth Vadar costume, you’ll probably need to rent it. You can either buy a light saber at a toy shop or rent it with the costume. You don’t want to skip this part. A light saber is one of the most important aspects of this costume.

Princess Leia

When the movies first came out, people wanted to look like Princess Leia. She is a fun character for those who love the first movies. You can braid your hair and wear the beautiful clothes. To make the character more believable, you may want to rent the costume


Yoda is especially fun to dress up as. If you decide on Yoda as your chosen Star Wars costume, you’ll need to develop his special way of speaking and you even get to carry a light saber. This is an elaborate character, so you will need to rent it and probably apply some makeup.

Luke Skywalker

Another classic character, Luke Skywalker is the ultimate hero. He fights Darth Vadar. If you arrive at the costume party or go trick or treating with someone who dresses up as Darth Vadar, you can reenact some of the fun scenes. Show up with someone who is playing Princess Leia and Hans Solo and you can almost recreate the entire movie.

Other Characters

Of course, there are plenty of other characters and you can also find a costume based on them at costume shops. There’s Padme Amidalla, Jar-Jar Binks, Chewbacca, Obi Wan Kenobi, etc. Pick a character you can have fun with.

Star Wars Birthday Party

Even though there hasn’t been a recent film release, Star Wars remains a popular favorite among fans new and old. Kids of all ages from 2 to 52 find the world that was created by Star Wars creator George Lucas to be an infinitely fascinating world in which to allow their imagination and fantasies to take flight in that galaxy far, far away. If your special birthday girl or boy is a fan of these films this is the can’t miss party theme to add to your perfect birthday party list.

There are many ways you can go that will bring the theme to light in a way that allows everyone to have fun. First of all, you could have a classic Star Wars event with the original Episodes (IV, V, and VI) showing one after the other throughout the party. This is perfect for an overnight or all day sort of party as it allows breaks in between the showings and plenty of time to incorporate some serious snack making or pizza ordering without interfering with the DVDs being played in the back ground.

If you want to take things a step further you can also have your guests come dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters from all six films. If you are truly adventurous you can do a back-to-back showing of all six films though this makes for a very long weekend sort of event. Perfect if your birthday falls on around a 3-day weekend such as Labor Day or Memorial Day. Otherwise it’s a great idea but you may want to break it up into two years’ worth of celebrations.

If you are friends or your child’s friends are a creative bunch you can have a session where guests speculate and create tall tales about what happens between Episodes III and IV as well as what happens to favorite characters after Episode VI. This is a lot of fun and creates a sort of role-playing atmosphere for the party that can be a huge amount of fun.

If this isn’t enough activity and you want a little something to wear the kids (big or small) out you might want to invite your guests to a Jedi training academy of sorts. Set up an obstacle course for everyone to follow and a series of exercises similar to what Luke went through in The Empire Strikes Back. The winner can get some Star Wars themed award for giggles and a little added entertainment.

Most bakeries are likely to have a great form cake on hand or in inventory for Star Wars because the theme remains so popular. If not however. There are great cake ideas online that work beautifully for a Star Wars theme with home made birthday cakes. It’s really great if you can try one of these because it will be something a little different from what everyone else who does a Star Wars themed party will have. Of course you could always go with a background of stars and the original Star Wars logo painted in yellow. Simple and yet completely appropriate.

If a Star Wars themed birthday party is anywhere on your wish list for your birthday or your child or significant other’s birthday by all means make your best effort to make this a fun and memorable event. May the Force be with you.