A Darth Vader costume is not for the faint hearted! And what a character this is – stomping onto the scene in his black boots, flowing cloak and unreadable face, hidden by that fearsome mask.
And that breathing – goodness me, this guy needs a holiday!
Darth Vader is one of the most impressive costumes there is – black, strong, and an ultimate party winner.
Boys are entranced by his imperial power, his impressive if tragic history, and his red light saber… and as for the Dark Side of the Force – well!
The classic Darth Vader costume
Darth Vader costumes usually come in the form of a black jumpsuit, which may have controls on its chest and belt, helping Darth stay alive.
His whole body is covered, so he wears boots and golves, as well as his mask or helmet, which for kids’ costumes is usually a simple front face mask.
The cloak is a must if your child is going to swagger into a room full of admirers!
Darth Vader costume accessories
If you want that rasping breath effect, then the Darth Vader breathing device is for you. You can purchase one, attach it to your costume, switch it on – and bingo!
A Sith lightsaber is red, and your child’s outfit isn’t really complete without one of these. After all, how are you going to fight off your enemies later? Luke’s bound to show up at the party too, and if he doesn’t then you can be sure Obi Wan Kenobi is around somewhere…
Can the girls dress up as Darth Vader?
Of course!!! Girls would look wonderful as Darth. Or Darthelle. Or Darthette.
And how about a Darth Vader baby costume?
Oh yes, even the very young ones can join in! There are Darth Vader fleece costumes for infants and toddlers. And guess what – they look so cute in them 🙂
Darth Vader quotes
It’s essential your child can quote our friend Darth, and make this costume even more believable! So here are some of our favorites:
“You don’t know the power of the dark side!” – this can be used as an answer to almost any question
“Luke, I am your father” – very useful if another child is dressed as Luke Skywalker
“We meet again at last” – great for when your child arrives at the party and meets his friends
“Obi Wan has taught you well” – can be used to congratulate anyone who wins a party game
“As you wish” – use instead of “yes”
“Noooooooooooo!” – oh dear…
“Don’t make me destroy you” – and swish the lightsaber around a bit!
“The force is strong with this one” – a handy compliment
“Impressive, most impressive” – another compliment, could be used to congratulate your party host about the food, or a gift, or when meeting another great costume character.