The best Star Wars Halloween costumes aren’t hidden a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away – they’re right here, ready to fuel your spooky-season celebrations with a healthy helping of force powers, blasters, and lightsabers.
With nine main films, two spin-off flicks, and a host of TV shows, cartoons, comics, games, and novels to draw inspiration from, these Star Wars outfits and costumes let you take on the role of some of the greatest heroes, villains, and aliens in all of science fiction history. Instantly recognizable and with some great props, masks, and even pet versions to choose from, there’s something for everyone in the Star Wars universe, with a menagerie of characters to suit all tastes.
Star Wars Halloween costumes let you wear your fandom without having to don a gory horror suit either, making them appropriate for young and old alike. There’s no need to squirm at the thought of facing the sight of some terror in the mirror before heading out trick or treating. And they don’t need to break the bank either, with plenty of affordable options available to let you live out your Jedi dreams without owing a Hutt-sized debt.
So, whether you’re looking to growl like a Wookie, sharpshoot like a Mandalorian, or wisecrack like a smuggler, we’ve rounded up the best Star Wars Halloween costumes to help make your fancy dress outfit out of this world.
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Best Star Wars Halloween Costumes for Kids
Make your little one the most powerful Jedi of all with this funny little Yoda costume. Complete with the Jedi Master’s robe and a rubber mask (that makes Yoda look a little angry, actually!), your youngling will be ready to take on an army of Sith Lords and, if you’re lucky, give you a few moments of peace by play-acting a little Jedi meditation, too.
2. X-wing Pilot
By the time your kid is an adult they might live in an age where shooting off in a spaceship is a possibility. So, get some early training in by kitting them out in this X-wing fighter pilot’s costume. With a plastic helmet that includes a visor, it’s a really detailed outfit, and includes everything they need to pull off a Death Star trench run – minus the X-wing itself, of course.
This BB-8 outfit is one of our favorites. Just look at it! Inflating safely around your child using an internal fan (and designed to prevent any chance of a choking hazard), your little one turns into the rotund, rolling break-out star of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Matching the ball-like droid’s patterns precisely, it’s a really innovative take on a costume that might otherwise have seemed impossible.
Perhaps the most recognizable of all Star Wars costumes, this Jedi robe keeps things simple with its hood, tunic, and belt. While it doesn’t include the lightsaber, it’s a great base from which to customize your own unique Jedi look. And, when your kid is tired of their Star Wars infatuation, it’ll make for a perfect monk’s robe!
5. The Mandalorian
A modern favorite, if you want your kid to look like the coolest bounty hunter in the galaxy, this is the way. The Mandalorian is the best of the new slew of Star Wars films and TV shows, and this costume really brings the character to life with its helmet (thankfully removable!) cape, ammo belt, gloves, chest piece, and boot toppers. It’s a more expensive outfit, but it’s one of the most fully-realized on this list.
Best Star Wars Halloween Costumes for Adults
1. Darth Vader
Needing no introduction, this Darth Vader costume has everything you need, aside from a blood red lightsaber, to take on the role of the ultimate Dark Lord of the Sith. With an injection molded mask, printed chest piece, belt, cape, and boot toppers, you’ll be ready to take on any Jedi scum that gets in your way.
This one’s a bank-breaker, but you really get what you pay for with this ‘Supreme’ Chewbacca get-up. A head-to-toe faux-fur outfit, you could have walked straight off the set of one of the films in this costume, complete with shoe covers and furry gloves. Time to perfect that Wookiee growl.
3. Princess Leia
That hairdo. That hairdo. Princess Leia’s classic look in all its glory. You’ve no need to be a professional hair stylist to get the iconic style, with an easy-to-wear donut wig. The belt could be better, and you’re going to have to double check sizes as this is a one-size-fits-all outfit, but it is a great recreation of the classic 1977 costume.
You may be a little short for a stormtrooper, but that won’t stop you from joining the ranks of the Empire’s grunts in this costume. With a lightweight mask, gauntlets, codpiece, and chest piece, all you’ll need to complete the look here is a pair of black gloves and a blaster prop.
5. The Mandalorian
Who’s better, Boba Fett or The Mandalorian? That’s not an argument we’re prepared to answer, but we do know that this Mando outfit will have you ready to take down thugs not just in your neighborhood, but all across the galaxy. Now, get your little’un dressed up as baby Yoda, Grogu, and you’ll be good to go!
Best Star Wars Halloween Costumes for Dogs
From the doghouse to the dusty deserts of Tatooine, prepare your pooch for battle with this fun Dewback costume. With a small, lightweight stormtrooper rider that sits on your dog’s back, your pup becomes a half-dog, half-space lizard, ready for action. Just be careful not to catch any longer hairs in the outfit’s Velcro strapping.
This one’s for slightly larger dogs, and would suit longer-haired, sandy-colored pooches perfectly. Complete with horns, saddle, and a miniature Tusken Raider, this turns your dog into one of the mammoth-like desert walkers from the Star Wars films. It’s a little looser fitting than some dog outfits too, making it a little more comfortable for your pet.
Some cute dogs already look like little fluffy bears, but if you want to give them a space-aged makeover, this Ewok outfit will transport them right to the Forest Moon of Endor. As it’s a cowl design that sits over your pet’s head and in front of them, it should remain lightweight, comfy, and easy to remove, too. Yub nub!
Got a dog that loves rolling around in muck? They’re well suited to becoming the most famous denizen of the swamp planet of Dagobah, the Jedi Master Yoda. A front-facing outfit that makes your pet look as if he’s running along in Jedi robes, it comes complete with a strap on hat with Yoda’s signature green ears.