As I mentioned in this post, Mr. R loves robots. He wants to build them, read about them, and dress up as them. In fact, we realized just a few years ago we did a variation on this year’s theme where Mr. R was R2-D2 and Mr. A was an Ewok (basically a mini version of Chewie, right?). So obviously, C-3PO was the proper costume choice for this Halloween!
The construction for this costume was the simplest out of all three Star Wars costumes. The entire costume base is made out of this gold knit from Jo-Ann, with the exception of the black knit used for the bodice. I used a couple patterns I had on hand for the body: GYCT’s Bowmont Tee and Ellie and Mac’s Kid’s Joggers. Jo-Ann has these fantastic colorful elastic cords that I cut up and sewed onto the bodice for C-3PO’s wires. The gloves were made by tracing Mr. R’s hand, adding seam allowance and a little extra for wiggle room, and sewing mirrored sides together.