Halloween How-To: Make a Kylo Ren Costume, Including the Light Saber

Sure, you could buy a Kylo Ren costume, but where's the fun in that? Homemade costumes allow for much more creativity and give your costume a personal touch so you'll know that your Kylo Ren won't be exactly like anybody else's. But how do you make one, especially a credible light saber? This is one of the things the folks at CineFix do. Their how-to videos give you a step-by-step tutorial on what you'll need and how to do it. Becoming Kylo Ren, with your own flourishes, is now possible.

With a brief look at what costumes some of their fans have been making on their own (there’s a lot of Ant-Man’s and Deadpools out there), the CineFix folks get into the nitty-gritty of turning yourself into the First Order's mission commander. Here’s a brief list of what you'll need, with the full video embedded below.

The helmet: You’ll be doing some deconstruction on small a black trashcan, specifically one with this kind of top (called a swing top bin). You'll also need craft foam, a milk jug, cardboard, scissors, a tape measure, and some patience.

The clothes: Faux leather jacket and pants, a dress (say yes to the dress!), a head scarf and boots. All black, of course.

The light saber: Plastic toy golf clubs, a turkey baster, headphones, plastic razors, a red jump rope, a blue jump rope, clothes pins, a flash light, light wands, and a "water squirt" thing which you'll have to see in the video to know what actually is.

Without further ado, Kylo Ren-ify yourself!

Featured image: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) Ph: David James
©Lucasfilm 2015


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