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Make Your Own Rey Skywalker Costume - DIY Halloween Costume Ideas - Homemade How To Ideas

Updated on January 1, 2017
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Rey's costume will be an easy one to make at home. She wears capri style cargo pants, a shirt, and has extra material draping her body. She uses leather belts to decorate and accessorize, she carries a leather bag and wears UGG style boots. This is a costume look you can pull together with just a little bit of help from me!

Let's find out more about this newly introduced Star Wars character and see what she is all about. Then we will get on to the important instructions so you can make your own Halloween costume with a Rey from Star Wars theme.

Rey's Costume Drawing

Materials Needed To Make A Rey Costume

Here is a list of the materials you will need to make your own Rey costume for Halloween. Search your drawers and closets, search your attic, and then search your local thrift and consignment shops to find these items. This will keep your costume costs low, after all, no one wants to spend a fortune on a homemade Halloween costume. You may have to purchase some of these materials, but look for free or cheap items first.

To put together a Rey Star Wars costume at home you will need:

  • Beige Cropped Pants - Look for some drawstring rayon cargo capris
  • Beige Top - V-neck and sleeveless
  • Curtains or Cotton Gauze or Muslin for the draping
  • Cotton Gauze/Muslin or Bandage Wrap for arm wraps
  • Leather Pocket Book - with a long strap to use as a belt
  • A Leather Belt
  • Knit or UGG Style Boots
  • Velcro
  • Tan Goggles Clear Lens
  • Extra Muslin or Gauze for Head Wrap
  • Large Wooden Broom Stick or Tree Branch - Wrap it in some gauze to make her staff

The trickiest part of the costume once you find the right clothing is the draping of the muslin or gauze. Look carefully at the pictures and you will figure out how to do it. It crisscrosses from her shoulders to her waist and is held in place with a belt. This criss crossing makes a v neck in the front. You can also use a needle and thread to stitch it to the front of your costume shirt so it stays in place.

The pants are capri length cargo pants. The arm wraps are muslin, gauze, or those bandage wraps most of our bathroom storage cabinets have. The boots look like Uggs to me, but there are plenty of knock off brands on the market. You might find them in your closet! The goggles can be made with some duct tape wrapped around existing googles your Dad might have in his tool center. Then cut out some felt in a half mask style with the eyes cut out. Glue that felt to the duct tape on the googles. Check out the google tutorial at the bottom of the page.

Rey carries a staff which you can make yourself or choose to leave out ... her costume doesn't depend on it, so it's optional. To make a staff get a broom handle or a straight stick check out the picture and the tutorial below.

How To Make Rey From Star Wars Googles

Rey Goggles Material List

To make your own goggles for a Rey costume you will need:

  • Clear Safety Goggles
  • Sun Glass Lenses
  • Duct Tape
  • Felt - beige and gray
  • Beige Fabric
  • Marker

How To Make Rey From Star Wars Staff

How To Make Rey's Staff From Star Wars

To make Rey's staff yourself you will need the following materials:

  • PVC Schedule 40 Plain End Pipe - 1/2" X 8 ft or 10 ft.(or however long you want your staff to be)
  • 3/4" Black Malleable Iron FPT X FPT Coupling
  • Dura 3/4" Schedule 40 Female PVC Adapter
  • Charlotte Pipe 3/4" PVC Sch. 40 FPT Cap
  • Charlotte Pipe 3/4" PVC Sch. 40 Female S X FPT Cap
  • Dura 3/4" Schedule 40 PVC Caps
  • 3M 3/4" X 22 ft Temflex Splicing Tape
  • Dura 3/4" Schedule 40 PVC Coupling
  • 3M Scotch 3/4" X 66 ft Electrical Tape
  • GE 25 ft Black Phone Cord

Check out the video tutorial below for the step by step directions you will need to put this staff together. I like a picture tutorial so I can see picture by picture what I am doing right as compared to a tutorial with no pictures, I end up finishing the project only to find out I left out an important step in the beginning...and then I have to start over.

Another DIY Homemade Staff Idea For A Rey Costume

You Can Cosplay 21 made this staff using a broom, some foam, black gesso and paint, clear spray paint, duct tape - I think this staff is great, but I think a brown broom stick would work just as well if you're not going to a cosplay event.
You Can Cosplay 21 made this staff using a broom, some foam, black gesso and paint, clear spray paint, duct tape - I think this staff is great, but I think a brown broom stick would work just as well if you're not going to a cosplay event. | Source

The Case For Rey

If we follow along the path of the last Star Wars story, Rey belongs to some line that is strong with the Force - similar to Luke and Leia, children of Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader. Could Rey be Luke Skywalker's child? Why would Luke abandon her? We hate to think our hero could do that, but are there reasons we don't understand yet? Was someone there on watching over her and we don't know it yet? That would be eerily similar to Obi Wan Kenobi living on Tatooine watching over Luke, wouldn't it?

Rey Alone On Jakku

Rey waits alone on Jakku for her family to return
Rey waits alone on Jakku for her family to return | Source

Rey's Powers

Rey has some strong powers that most people do not have...she has the Force in her.

  • Telekinesis
  • Mind control
  • Mind probe
  • Force visions of past and future
  • Force sense she can recognize those like her

Rey's Abilities And Skills

Rey is quite advanced in certain areas...she immediately can pilot the Millennium Falcon and fight with a light saber and take on foes with her advanced knowledge of hand fighting. Where did she learn these things?

  • Lightsaber Skills
  • Skilled Hand-To-Hand Combatant
  • Skilled Staff Fighter
  • Skilled Markswoman
  • Master Pilot
  • Master Engineer
  • Multilingual
  • Quarterstaff
  • NN-14 blaster pistol

Is Rey A Organa/Solo?

Is Rey the child of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa? Ben Solo, their son, has all the qualities of the dark side of the Force. Come on, he worships Darth Vader and he kills his father. Ben/Kylor is selfish, Rey is selfless. Who is the redeemer in this family? Could it be Rey? Did the Skywalker line come full circle with this chosen one?

Ben Solo or Kylo Ren
Ben Solo or Kylo Ren | Source

Rey and Kylo Ren (Ben Solo) Battle

Cosplay actors dressed up as Rey and Kylo Ren reenacting the light saber battle scene
Cosplay actors dressed up as Rey and Kylo Ren reenacting the light saber battle scene | Source

Cosplay Reenactment of Rey/Kylo Ren Battle

Great shot of cosplayers in Rey and Kylo Ren costumes
Great shot of cosplayers in Rey and Kylo Ren costumes | Source

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