R2D2 Trick or Treat Bucket – Tutorial

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R2D2 Trick or Treat Bucket

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there were other princesses besides Elsa and Anna.   Isabella settled on Princess Leia as her outfit of choice for this Halloween and her costume got a lot of attention in the sea of Elsa’s we saw.

Princess Leia costume with R2D2 bucket

Making her dress was pretty easy, we used the Oliver and S Field Trip Raglan T as the base.  The body of the tee was modified into an a-line shape and lengthened.  The sleeves were also modified to flare out.  A hood was added to the back and the neckline was raised to match Princess Leia’s dress.  The dress was made out of a white cotton interlock from Hancocks which ended up being a good weight for any weather and was super comfortable.

Isabella’s belt was sewn with “outdoor fabric” that looked like leather from Hancocks and was made using this tutorial.Princess Leia and R2D2 toddler costume

On to the R2D2 bucket and a little disclaimer.  Taking step by step detailed photographs isn’t our cup of tea, but we did sketch out the basic steps it took to make this R2D2 bucket.

How to make an R2D2 bucket

Basically, it is an oatmeal box with paper towel tube arms covered in paper mache’ and then painted.  We ran a ribbon handle through the paper towel tube arms before covering them with paper mache’.  The top of R2D2 was a 6″ styrofoam ball with the bottom cut off.  We made a tape hinge so it would open and shut for trick or treating.  Isabella loved it and was asked about it over and over.

R2D2 Halloween bucket

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