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Luke Skywalker riding a Tauntaun Costume

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Luke Skywalker riding a Tauntaun Costume

Anthony as Luke Skywalker riding his tauntaun

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Photo #1 - Anthony as Luke Skywalker riding his tauntaun Photo #2 - Front view Photo #3 - Dressed as Luke only Photo #4 - Tapping the batting on the pants Photo #5 - batting and goat mask being covered with fur Photo #6 - nails made with newspaper and tape Photo #7 - gluing arms on the tauntaun, mask not painted yet Photo #8 - goat mask painted to look like tauntaun Photo #9 - secret belly of guts Photo #10 - spray painted boots with painted white lines
Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Maria, the 'Luke Skywalker riding a Tauntaun' costume creator:

My sons and I love Star Wars. Anthony laughs and laughs when Han Solo says "And I thought they smelled bad on the outside" Anything GROSS is funny to my 7 year old.
He asked me if he could be Luke Skywalker from Hoth for Halloween in Dec 2013. I've seen half man half animal costumes so I figured I would just try to see if I could make him Tauntaun to ride.
I bought an goat mask and painted it to look more like a Tauntaun. I bought white fur material and a bolt of batting at the local fabric store.
I bought pants a few sizes bigger than what my son wears, used duck tap to put the batting on the pants, then glue guns the white fur over it. I rolled batting to make the neck and glued white fur over it. I rolled newspaper to make the horns and nails, then covered it with painters tape and sprayed painted them. I used rope for the harness and for my son to hold up the tauntaun. The saddle is an old black t-shirt cut up. And the legs on the tauntaun are my younger son's pants stuffed with batting, I used gray socks with tape to make the boots.
I kept my eye out all year for cloths for Luke to wear. I found the jacket at The Childrens Place, pants at Target, the gloves and boots at a 2nd hand store. I sprayed the booths and gloves to be the same color and painted white lines on the boots to look like Luke's.
I had to get suspenders to help the costume stay u because it got heavy.
I posted pictures on my artist page on fb as I made it. You can see more photos there.
I even used old stockings to make fake guts which started this whole thing!
My son was a big hit every where we went this year.

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#1 comment by Maria November 14, 2014

This costume was a lot of fun to make. It took more thinking and planning than actual time making it.
If you have any questions on how I did it, I'll be happy to answer you.

#2 comment by Beth November 14, 2014

Love it

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