How to make a Luke Skywalker costume

Written by donna dove | 13/05/2017
How to make a Luke Skywalker costume
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Luke Skywalker is the Jedi knight hero of the original three "Star Wars" movies. Over the course of the trilogy, he wears many looks, including an orange X-wing pilot uniform and an-all black Jedi knight outfit. However, Luke's most instantly recognisable costume is the white-and-cream one he wears in "Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope." This look is very easy to throw together, even if you don't have any sewing skills.

Glue a piece of silver cardstock measuring 75 by 50 mm (3 by 2 inches) onto the buckle of a brown belt.

Wrap a white martial arts top around you, and then fasten the belt around your waist over the top.

Pull on a pair of cream trousers and boots.

Safety pin one end of a piece of cream fabric measuring 600 by 75 mm (24 by 3 inches) to your trousers just below the left knee. Wrap the material round your leg to cover the pin, and then keep wrapping downward until you have covered your whole leg and reached your boot. Fasten the material in place with another pin. Wrap tightly during this step. Repeat on the right leg.

Pick up a lightsaber in green or blue (preferably blue for this costume; the green lightsaber is used when Luke wears the all-black Jedi costume).


If you can't find a toy lightsaber, make one using an empty kitchen-foil roll, kitchen foil and blue or green paint.

Things you need

  • Brown belt
  • Silver cardstock, 75 by 50 mm (3 by 2 inches)
  • Glue
  • White martial arts top
  • Cream trousers
  • Cream boots
  • 2 pieces cream material, 600 by 75 mm (24 by 3 inches) each
  • Safety pins
  • Toy lightsaber

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