This past august I came across some fan art on Tumblr that looked a lot like my kids:
This was when my Seven year old said, "That's what I want to be for Halloween!" And so it began.
(warning, I get messy when I get crafty)
We went to Mickey's Halloween party at Disneyland, they were a BIG hit.
My favorite thing about the costumes was the little light I was able to put in R2's helmet! It flickered all night!
Every part of the costumes were hand made (except for the shoes and tights of course) I wish I had more detailed photos of them! :c
R2: The hat was a piece of floral foam that the little one found when we were at the craft store. It's just a little Styrofoam dome, painted, and the little bits added on in fabric and cloud clay. If I had more time I would have made it look more like metal. But the little holographic eye piece, I found a little fake candle(for pumpkins and whatnot) and hot glued it into place. I also made a little clay bit that fit snuggly onto the top part fitted with some clear plastic that I colored light blue with a sharpie. It's held on with some dark blue elastic.
Her dress was a lot of smaller pieces sewn together, the white plasticy base, and the sheer shiny silver and blue machine stitched on. All pieces were hand cut.
C-3PO: Her head piece was all sculpted from cloud clay and mounted onto a headband, painted gold after drying. The eye pieces (as well as the knee pieces) were bits of flexible cardboard (cereal boxes and whatnot) that I mounted gold fabric to, and added gold elastic to so that they could attach to her glasses/legs. The dress was relatively simple, all free hand cut and sewn together (no pattern for either I just kinda go with it). It used shiny gold lame with darker gold sheer fabric with the arms and chest pieces. The belt is detachable using a D-ring belt loop, and the black stomach joint piece is stitched with close together zig-zags to mimic C-3PO's wiring.
The most difficult part I would say was actually finding the matching leggings for C-3PO's costume, and I ended up taking mustard yellow ones, and spraying them with gold glittery hair color spray and putting a silvery sock on her right leg. I had planned to make C-3PO gloves to match, but I ended up not after a few failed tries and it getting closer and closer to our Disneyland deadline.
I hope you all enjoy my little droids! And may the Force be with you!