Create a Homemade R2D2 Costume

Hacking the Holidays

Making your own R2D2 can be inexpensive and lots of fun! Photo: Patricia Vollmer

Do you have a Geekling who wants to be R2D2 for Halloween? Is your Geekling older than a toddler and therefore can’t really fit the commercially-available costumes? In 2008, right on the heels of Star Wars: The Clone Wars in theaters, my 3 1/2 year old son wanted to be R2D2.

With just a trash can from our local home improvement center, spray paint, a few Sharpie pens, and some materials on hand, we made our 3 1/2 year old an unforgettable costume!

Disclaimer: I know it isn’t a spitting image. My sons didn’t care that it wasn’t a spitting image. I have been so proud of their imaginations and creativity every Halloween season. I’m sad that a lot of that is starting to fall by the wayside as they get older and merely want to be like their friends, but it was fun while it lasted!

Do you want to make an R2D2 costume for your 3-7 year old? All you need is one of these (and a few other materials).

Read the rest of Patricia Vollmer’s instructions over at GeekMom.

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