Costuming on a Budget

Just like with anything else in life, the more work you can put into a costume on your own the lower you can keep the overall costs of making a costume. If you have experience with using a sewing machine you can make your own Officers tunic or Jedi robes with patterns that are available online. If you know how to cut and dye a piece of leather you can make your own belts for a fraction of the cost to purchase one. Here are some ideas on how you can build a costume and save a little money while doing it.

  • IC or “technician” in black or gray estimate $100: Costume components can be used for future ones (TIE, AT-AT, AT-ST, Officer, Death Star Trooper, Imperial Gunner).
  • Costumebay/Costumebase is an ebay vendor providing Star Wars costumes for a low cost. Quality varies and most costumes will require adjustment before getting garrison approval, but folks have been happy with Imperial Technician costumes from this vendor.
  • A self-made imperial office costume can be much less expensive than an armored 501st costume.
  • JoAnn Fabric offers 40% and 50% off coupons to mailing list members.
  • Snowtrooper: estimate $350-$500 range: E-11 only $30 through Disney (use “shop at home” service through parks).
  • Tusken Raider: estimate $150
costuming_on_a_budget.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/25 09:37 by Jedi_Outcast77