Several months ago my son decided me wanted to be a Tusken Raider for Halloween.
I thoroughly enjoyed making this costume for several reasons. We're both Star Wars fans, which makes it real easy to dig into. Back in the summer I created a Lego Boba Fett costume for my, but decided that I wanted to submit the Tusken Raider into the contest. This is my most complete costume that I've created (most costumes I've built fall victim to deadlines and usually lack some detail or accessory) having completed all of the accessories and details that I desired. And of coarse, my boy had to have a Gaffi stick and so he was quite happy with it.
This costume offered a variety of materials and techniques which made every process interesting. having never worked with leather before, I was quite proud of how my custom handcrafted bandoliers turned out. Building costumes for children involves sensitivity and compromise. It's difficult sometimes, but I have to remind myself that a child is wearing it and has to endure any discomfort or challenges. WIth that said, the right materials were chosen and modifications made, in order to make the costume as light as possible and ensuring good vision.
In building the Tusken Raider, I utilized some of my experience working with foam (making mascots) especially in creating the head and Gaffi stick.