I think this year’s Han Solo costume is my favorite yet. Jamie is now on his third year of making epic Halloween costumes for Max, and while this one was the simplest to put together, I am in love with it, and not just becuase it’s the easiest for Max to wear, and we won’t end up carrying parts of it around all night on Halloween. (Click to see 2012’s Thomas the Tank Engine and 2013’s R2D2 (also pictured above))
The base of the costume is the blue pants, white shirt, and the black vest. We splurged on these superhero boots, but bought them a little big, so they’ll work for a variety of dress-up occasions. You could pretty easily make a fake boot/shoe cover, or buy and alter something like these ones. The pants are a standard school uniform pant, which we found to be the perfect shade of navy. I recommend going for a skinnier cut if you can, so they tuck into the boots correctly. Max’s pants are from Old Navy, but these pants from Kohl’s would also work well.
For the detail on the pants, Jamie just used red electrical tape and a blue Sharpie paint pen. The electrical tape is simply laid along the outside seam of the pants, and then he used a straightedge to put the blue along the red trim.
The most complicated part of the whole Han Solo costume is the belt and holster. He’s wearing a regular belt, AND the holster belt. We bought a regular adult-sized holster to give us additional materials to fabricate the details at a smaller size. Jamie has things like rivets in his workshop, so he was able to put the whole thing together pretty sturdily…
The buckle is a piece of lightweight scrap wood, covered with silver tape and then stapled together.
And that’s it! All you need to finish it off is practice your cocky smuggler swagger, and you’re set!
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