Star Wars Rebels is a Star Wars TV show that premiered last year, and serves to join together the stories of the first two trilogies (in other words, it’s set in between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope). If you have kids that are into adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi, then you’re already probably familiar with it. Since it’s a kid-friendly series, it’s a great way for younger fans to get into the world of Star Wars for the first time. But, something even bigger is coming later this year.
A brand new trilogy of Star Wars movies is on its way, beginning with Episode VII: The Force Awakens, premiering on Christmas Day. Click here to check out the latest trailer that the Internet has been abuzz over recently. Not only is going to be a Star Wars for a whole new generation, but it’ll be the epic continuation of the stories that all the big kids out there grew up with, too (we’ve already made plans to camp out in line for it). So, that’s why we’re taking today to talk about Star Wars costume ideas for kids – keep on reading to see the list.
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Star Wars Rebels Costumes
Since Rebels is so popular with kids, we might as well start here! Here are a few costume ideas inspired by the cartoon:
Kanan is the Jedi that serves as the central leading figure for most of the main characters in Star Wars Rebels. He entered the ranks of the Jedi at a young age, and even learned from Obi-Wan Kenobi himself. After surviving Order 66, which was the law passed by Emperor Palpatine that called for the execution of all Jedi, Kanan eventually joined forces with the Lothal Rebels. His costume includes molded accessories like a holster and shoulder pauldron, as well as a full-face mask that looks just like the cartoon.
A former Imperial cadet, Sabine joined the Lothal Rebels at the age of 16. She’s also an artist, and can often be seen spray painting colorful graffiti on Empire property, her TIE fighter ships, and on her own armor. The molded armor pieces in our Sabine costume include a few of these stenciled designs as well as a few printed-on paint splatter on the jumpsuit and boot covers.
This costume includes a Stormtrooper helmet, but that’s just because Ezra likes to collect them. Fascinated by technology, he’s been known to steal helmets and other items out from underneath the Empire’s nose. Before being trained in the way of the Jedi by Kanan, selling off pieces of Empire gear was how he managed to support himself after the loss of his parents. Aside from the mask, this Ezra costume also includes his trademark backpack.
On to the bad guys, now – The Inquisitor is one of the main villains of Star Wars Rebels, and he was trained by Darth Vader himself, so you know he’s the real deal. His main agenda is to either convert children sensitive to The Force over to the Dark Side, or to get rid of them all together. Inquisitor might not be quite as visually imposing as the iconic Vader, but he does wield a totally awesome double bladed red lightsaber, which is even cooler-looking than the one Darth Maul had in The Phantom Menace.
Classic Star Wars Costumes
Of course, we can’t forget about the characters that started it all. Adult versions of these Star Wars costumes make them perfect for family outings, too.
Quick, think of a hero from Star Wars! If someone said that to you, you’d probably think of Luke – even younger fans who haven’t seen the original movies know his name, and that’s why there are always so many Skywalkers out and about on Halloween (technically, this does include Anakin costumes, too). This Luke Skywalker costume includes his robed Jedi look, but you can also get his orange X-Wing pilot jumpsuit as well.
Leia Organa was the original Star Wars heroine, and just like Luke, she’ll be back in the new Star Wars movie later this year. Despite her royal background, Leia was never afraid to wield a blaster and use a band of Stormtroopers as target practice (something the Troopers could have used, honestly). This costume replicates her white robes along with her signature double bun hairstyle.
Ahsoka might be too new to be a “classic” Star Wars character, since she first appeared in the Clone Wars TV show in the 2000s, but she’s one of the coolest female heroes in the franchise either way, right up there with Leia. Nicknamed “Snips,” she was assigned as a Padawan to train under the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker after having reached that rank much earlier than her compatriots.
Who wouldn’t want to be a Jedi Grand Master? Sure, Yoda’s a little on the short side of things, but they don’t exactly hand out ranks like “grand master” to anybody that shows up. This Yoda costume includes the masters robe and a molded mask with plenty of detail. Not included: lightsaber lessons.
This is it – the baddest Sith of them all. Not only was Darth Vader infamous across the galaxies of Star Wars, but his samurai-inspired helmet, billowing cape, and creepy breathing sounds instantly made him into one of the scariest villains ever. That, of course, makes him an absolutely perfect Halloween costume choice.
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