It’s time to put your costume away — Halloween’s come and gone, and by now our body chemistry has re-asserted itself to something approaching human physiology, instead of just masquerading as a garbage bin full of sugar and peanuts. Even in the Star Wars galaxy, Halloween is an important event, or at least we’re going to pretend it is for the duration of this blog post. We got to thinking: What would characters from the Star Wars movies dress up as during their spooky fun?
Luke Skywalker’s a hero. He’s always wanted to be a hero. He takes on the mantle of the defender, working hard to keep everyone around him safe. If he wore a Captain America costume, he’d even be able to simulate the Marvel character’s signature shield throw by utilizing the Force.
Princess Leia has never been one to sit back and let others do the work for her, even when the action takes place in space. She leads, and she works hard to succeed. Following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth (a name which means nothing to her), who was a truck driver and mechanic as an eighteen-year-old princess in World War II, Leia is a hard-working head of state, ready to do her part. Rosie the Riveter is the obvious choice.
It may not be common knowledge, but Vader’s iconic mask and armor was inspired by samurai armors, mostly from Akira Kurosawa’s epic Japanese films. Since he can’t exactly exit his armor (thought his burnt flesh would make a sterling zombie look), the Big V modifies his suit slightly, starts carrying around a katana, and refers to the emperor as “Shogun.”
Unless he was willing to shave off all his fur and become the galaxy’s largest naked mole rat, Chewbacca has fewer options than most when it comes to picking a costume. He could try to stay blurry in any photographs taken during Halloween and say he was going as Bigfoot, but that’s the easy way out. He could be Cousin Itt, the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, or he might try getting Han Solo to dress up as Wilson so he can be Tom Hanks from Castaway.
Darth Maul probably wouldn’t wear a costume, since he wants people to think he’s the scariest thing in the galaxy.
Threepio is a fan of the classics. He likes the times when men were men, women were women, and droids were droids. He would dress as B-9, from Lost in Space (the original series, of course).
Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed a look into some of our favorite Star Wars characters, and what costume they might have been rocking this year. Be sure to come back next week for more fun fan information!