This Easy R2D2 Costume Is the Cutest Star Wars Costume Ever
We’re in the final stretch before The Most Important Day in October: Halloween. You know we’re right. I mean, who doesn’t love going to costume parties and eating candy? Going shopping for the perfect costume, however, can be expensive and overwhelming, so why not make your own? We’ve got about a million group costumes and couples’ costumes on the site, and plenty of pet costumes if you’re taking your dog out trick-or-treating. Today’s costume is for all you Star Wars lovers out there. We’ve got the perfect way to DIY an outfit inspired by R2D2.
– iron-on transfer paper
– 40-inch blue ribbon
– white top
– polystyrene (or foam) ball
– glue gun
– black and blue Sharpies
1. First, we’re going to make R2D2’s head. Take your polystyrene ball and use your knife to cut it in half.
2. Then draw five blue shapes on the top of the ball as shown below. Keep adding details with your blue Sharpie.
3. Next, use your black Sharpie to draw the outline of the blue shapes and add a couple of black lenses as well.
4. Finally, glue this piece to the middle of your ribbon and ta-dah! You’ve got yourself an R2D2 headband.
5. Last but not least, print our template on a sheet of iron-on transfer paper, cut the excess and place it image-side down onto your shirt and iron.
6. Let everything completely cool and peel off the transfer paper. You’re done!
Let’s start with the head of the droid. Take a polystyrene ball and cut it in half. Draw the top of R2D2 on half of the ball using your blue Sharpie. Then use your black sharpie to outline the elements and add a couple of circles to make the lenses. Finally, take your blue ribbon, find the middle and glue the little piece in place. Voilà! You’re ready to wear your headband.
At this point it’s time to create the droid body. You can print your own design or download our template, but be sure to set your printer to “photo quality” for the best results. Now cut your design, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Place it onto your white top or tee and iron it image-side down. Since the template is quite big, we suggest you iron for at least two minutes, applying firm but even pressure. Check the producer’s instructions for best results. Lastly, let everything completely cool and slowly remove the paper. You’re done.
I decided to wear a blue tulle skirt to complete the look, but you can definitely choose any skirt or pants that you like.
Did you ever think a geek costume could be this cute and girly?
Which costume are you planning on wearing to your Halloween festivities this year? Let us know in the comments below.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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