How to Buy a Star Wars Scout Trooper Costume

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How to Buy a Star Wars Scout Trooper Costume
Star Wars Scout Trooper (Revjim5000 (flickr.com) under Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution License.)

Star Wars Scout Troopers, characters in the movie series, are Imperial storm troopers trained for scouting, combat survival and sniping. They wear modified lightweight armour that is more flexible than the standard Storm Trooper armour. For a Scout Trooper costume, you need a helmet and body armour. The helmet can be bought from many online stores. The body armour is more difficult to find and must be purchased as a custom kit.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • If making your own kit, you will need :
  • White plastic buckets and caps
  • Piece of shiny white vinyl
  • Black sharpie
  • Razor knife
  • Epoxy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Purchase the Star Wars Scout Trooper helmet. Search for Halloween or costume shops in your local area. You can also search online for costume shops. On the costume supply shop site, search for “Star Wars Scout Trooper helmet.” The helmet is a collectable and comes in an adult one-size fits all.

  2. 2

    Purchase the Star Wars Scout Trooper Body Armor Kit. Many stores that carry the helmet will not have the body armour. You can purchase custom body armour kits from sites such as studiocreations.com (See References.) This armour kit is accepted by the "501st Legion" Costuming Club, fits body sizes 5 feet, 6 inches to 6 feet, 3 inches, and comes with assembly instructions. Armour kits are sometimes for sale on auction sites such as eBay.com.

  3. 3

    Build an armour kit. If you can’t afford a custom armour kit (they can cost £325 and up), building a kit may be an option. Download an image or purchase an action figure of a Scout Trooper to determine how many pieces you need. Get white plastic buckets, bottles, caps and other white plastics from your local hardware store and white shiny vinyl from a fabric store. Use a black sharpie to draw pieces on the plastic and cut with a razor knife. Use rubbing alcohol to remove marker from plastic. Assemble pieces with epoxy, which bonds better and is more flexible than superglue.

  4. 4

    Purchase a Star Wars replica blaster. Some local toy stores and online toy retailers sell Star Wars replica items.(See Resources).

Tips and warnings

  • To complete your costume, you will need a black long-sleeved shirt and sweatpants to be worn underneath your armour and a set of black gloves.

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