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Best Star Wars costumes: Outfits for New Year's and fancy dress parties

Best Star Wars costumes: Outfits for adults, kids, and pets
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Get yourself one of the best Star Wars costumes for all your fancy dress parties this year. Whether you're preparing for New Year's Eve or just having a themed night out, there Star Wars costumes are worth their weight in Beskar.

Though it’s one of the most famous film franchises of all time, it’s still really easy to get creative with a Star Wars costume, as there are just so many characters and creatures to choose from. Whether you go classic with the Han Solo from A New Hope look, or prefer a new-era Mandalorian armor set, Star Wars has a look for all ages, sizes, and Force allegiances.

Family friendly and instantly recognizable, it’s easy to make a great impression for your New Year's Eve party in a Star Wars costume. Who won’t roar in delight at the sight of a Wookiee walking up their driveway, or rattle off a load of wise old quotes when a mini Yoda starts singing as the countdown starts? And you won’t have to travel to the Outer Rim Territories to find them, as we’ve rounded up the best retailers for a quick online purchase right here.

So, no matter if you find yourself siding with the ragtag Rebels, or consider yourself a loyal follower of the Empire, we’re here to help you find the best Star Wars costume for you.

Best Star Wars Costumes for Kids

1. Yoda

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Yoda Deluxe Costume (Child)

Specifications

Price: $34.16
Age: 3 to 4 years old
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Includes hooded robe
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Excellent rubber mask

Reasons to avoid

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Does not include gloves

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

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Deluxe X-Wing Pilot (Child)

Specifications

Price: From $36.38
Sizes: S, M, L
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Great helmet headpiece
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Detailed costume, including boot covers

Reasons to avoid

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Nowhere to park your X-wing

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. 


3. BB-8

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The Force Awakens BB-8 Inflatable Costume (Child)

Specifications

Price: From $31.92
Ages: 5 to 8 years old (one size)
Batteries required?: Yes (4 AA, not included)

Reasons to buy

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You ARE BB-8
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Clever inflatable design

Reasons to avoid

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Needs batteries
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Your feet stick out of the bottom 

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.


4. Jedi

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Hooded Jedi Robe (Child)

Specifications

Price: $25.55
Ages: 5 to 7 years old (S, M, L)
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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A classic Star Wars outfit
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Perfect for accessorizing to make your own look 

Reasons to avoid

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Lightsaber not included 

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

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The Mandalorian (Child)

Specifications

Price: $79.99
Sizes: XS, S, M, L
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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A deluxe, feature-rich costume
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Includes ammo belt and helmet

Reasons to avoid

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Baby Yoda not included 

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.


6. Deluxe Darth Maul Costume

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Deluxe Darth Maul Costume

Specifications

Price: $60.99
Age: Large kids
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Excellent mask
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Detailed robe and sash

Reasons to avoid

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Bring your own gloves and lightsaber

Give Darth Maul, the criminally-underused Lord of the Sith from Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace, his dues with this nifty kids outfit. Complete with creepy blood-red mask and film-accurate robe and sash, it’s a great homage to one of Star Wars’ fiercest villains. Just keep him away from any kids dressed as poor old Qui-Gon Jinn…


7. Inflatable tauntaun costume

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Inflatable tauntaun costume

Specifications

Price: $32
Age: One size (includes small parts perhaps unsuitable for younger children)
Requires batteries?: 4x AA batteries, not included

Reasons to buy

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Hilarious ‘ride-along’ inflatable costume
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Can work a snowy Luke or Han look on top

Reasons to avoid

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Requires batteries

A snowy explorer’s best friend, your child will be ready for whatever the elements throw at them with this inflatable ‘rideable’ tauntaun costume, straight out of Luke’s harrowing escape from the ice planet of Hoth. Be aware that reviews suggest you’ll fly through batteries with this costume’s built-in fan motor though, so keep some spare unless you want to end up with a very droopy tauntaun. 

Best Star Wars Costumes for Adults

1. Darth Vader

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Darth Vader

Specifications

Price: $54.99
Sizes: Standard size (up to a 46-inch chest, 36-40-inch waist, and a 33-inch inseam), X-large size (up to a 50-inch chest, 42-46-inch waist, and a 34-inch inseam)
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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A deluxe, feature-rich costume
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Includes ammo belt and helmet

Reasons to avoid

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Lightsaber not included

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.


2. Chewbacca

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Chewbacca (Supreme Edition)

Specifications

Price: $309.97
Sizes: One size (fits up to jacket size 44)
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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The ultimate faux-fur Chewbacca costume
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Head to toe outfit includes mask and bandolier

Reasons to avoid

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Could get very hot

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

Princess Leia Star Wars costume

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Leia (A New Hope)

Specifications

Price: $36.95
Sizes: One size
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Flowing 70s style outfit
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Includes classic wig

Reasons to avoid

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Consider picking up a blaster prop, too

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.


4. Stormtrooper

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Deluxe Stormtrooper

Specifications

Price: $69.99
Sizes: M, L (standard), XL
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Over-clothing armor
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Cool mask

Reasons to avoid

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Gloves and blaster not included

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

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The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor)

Specifications

Price: From $45.11
Sizes: L (standard), XL
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Comfy half mask
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Padded jumpsuit, bandolier, and cape

Reasons to avoid

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Blaster not included

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!


6. Jabba the Hutt inflatable costume

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Jabba the Hutt inflatable costume

Specifications

Price: $68
Sizes: One size (fits up to 44 jacket size)
Batteries required?: 4x AA batteries, not included

Reasons to buy

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It’s an inflatable Jabba the Hutt! 
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All-in-one ready-made gross crime lord outfit

Reasons to avoid

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Battery operated

We try not to have favorites here, but we can’t help ourselves with this one. Seriously, an inflatable Jabba the Hutt costume? Just imagine the looks you’re going to get walking down the street in this monstrosity. With a peephole mouth and slug-like tail, all that’s missing is your very own Salacious B. Crumb monkey-like pet and a rancor monster in the basement. What are you waiting for? Buy this thing! 


7. C-3PO unisex adult costume

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C-3PO unisex adult costume

Specifications

Price: $59
Size: Small / Standard / X-Large
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Detailed design
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Comes with separate gloves, hood, and face mask

Reasons to avoid

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Onesie design not great for toilet breaks

Want to brush up on your human/cyborg relations? This C-3PO outfit may not have the metallic sheen of the real protocol droid’s golden exterior, but will be a fair sight easy to have a dance around in come Halloween party season. It even comes with a little golden hair cap to complete that chrome-dome look. Just take it easy on the tipples – you’re going to have to plan those toilet trips well in advance to get out of this zip-in costume!

Best Star Wars Costumes for Dogs

1. Dewback

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Dewback (Pet)

Specifications

Price: From $23.20
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Includes 3D stormtrooper rider
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Washable

Reasons to avoid

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Suggested for smaller dogs only

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.


2. Bantha

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Bantha (Pet)

Specifications

Price: From $69.99
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Includes Tusken Raider rider and horns
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Washable

Reasons to avoid

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Suggested for medium-sized dogs

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.


3. Ewok

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Ewok (Pet)

Specifications

Price: From $19.99
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Cowl-neck style outfit
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Different sizes for all dogs

Reasons to avoid

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Can be pulled off easily

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!


4. Yoda

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Yoda (Pet)

Specifications

Price: From $13.51
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Includes costumed legs and arms, as well as Yoda ears
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Different sizes for all dogs

Reasons to avoid

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Does not include back cover

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.


5. AT-AT

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AT-AT

Specifications

Price: From $119.99
Batteries required?: No

Reasons to buy

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Includes command deck headpiece
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Cool, open design

Reasons to avoid

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Best for slim, tall dogs

Does it get a bit snowy where you are around Halloween? Then terrorize the neighbors by dressing up little old Rex in a mighty AT-AT costume, the most fearsome vehicle in the Empire’s arsenal. Best suited for taller dogs to get that menacing, unstoppable look, it works all year round as a ‘don’t mess with me’ outfit for your meanest guard dog too! 

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Gerald Lynch
Gerald Lynch

Gerald is a freelance writer and the Executive Editor for our sister site, TechRadar, where he covers entertainment, VR, gaming, and tech. He was also previously the Editor of Gizmodo UK and is the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future'. a book looking at the impact of our most important technological developments in the modern world.