How to: Han Solo Carbonite costume

Homemade Han Solo Carbonite costume


Everybody loves a Star Wars costume, but what could be more dramatic than a Han Solo Carbonite costume? (Maybe a Wookie one, but we’re not talking about that…)


What you’ll need

A piece of cardboard in your height – try undoing a big cardboard box




Silver Spray Paint

Silver face paint of lipstick


Silver Gloves




  1. Put down your piece of cardboard and then lie down on it and get someone to draw an outline of your body on it in the position of Han Solo frozen. Making sure to mark out where your head is and where your hands are.
  2. Draw a circle/oval of where your face would sit and then cut it out of the cardboard. Try fitting your face through the hole and then appropriately cut out more of the cardboard to fit your face snuggly.
  3. Draw two circles of where your hands would come out of the cardboard then cut it out of the cardboard. Try fitting your hands through the hole and then appropriately cut out more of the cardboard so that your hands comfortably fit out of the holes.
  4. Draw a rough sketch of a shirt, the top of pants and feet – these will be your guides as to the areas you will make 3D.
  5. Mix together some flour and water to create glue, tear up some newspaper, dip into this mixture and then start to build up the 3D areas of the carbonite. Leave to dry.
  6. Once you have your base of the protruding areas of Han Solo’s body from the carbonite brick, spray paint entirely in silver spray paint. Leave to dry.
  7. On the day you want to wear your costume, paint your face with silver face paint or silver lipstick, put on your silver gloves and Voila! You have created a super duper Han Solo carbonite costume.

Day 332: Return of the Jedi

Day 332: Return of the Jedi

On May 25, 1983, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was released. While I have done a Star Wars theme previously, today I take on Return of the Jedi as my theme, with my costume representing an event within it specifically – the event obviously being Han Solo frozen in carbonite.


Photo credit: Holmes


White Wig: Ebay (Borrowed from Michie)

Silver Han Solo Carbonite Freeze: Homemade from Cardboard, Paper Mache and Silver Spray Paint

Silver Gloves: Base Warehouse


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Day 311: Star Wars Day

Day 311: Star Wars Day


May the 4th is Star Wars day. It is a day when Star Wars fan celebrate the Star Wars films and culture. This day falls on May the 4th because of it’s pun resemblance to the famous film line – “May the force be with you”. Apparently though, Star Wars fans were not the first to pen the pun. In 1979 when Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain’s first female Prime Minister on May 4 her party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News that said “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.” Either way, I have but one thing to say to you all on the day:

May the fourth be with you.


Photo credit: Holmes


White Leia Dress: Millers Dress with a Long Sleeve Top Underneath

Leia’s Belt: Homemade from White Material and Silver Paper

Silver Ballet Flats: Big W

Machine Gun: Hot Dollar


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