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Simple DIY R2-D2 Costume Headband

DIY R2-D2 Costume Headband

October 15, 2021 Sarah Coggins
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My R2-D2 costume was so fun for Halloween. One of my favorite parts was the headband I made. It was so simple and made for a fun accent piece. Here’s how to make your own R2-D2 costume headband.

DIY R2-D2 Headband Tutorial


  • Foam Half Ball
  • Circle Template (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Ultra Fine Point Sharpie Marker
  • Paint + Paintbrush
  • Red Glitter Paint (optional)
  • Headband
  • Hot Glue Gun


Step 1 Lightly draw a circle at the top of the half ball in pencil. A template can help with this if you have one.

Basic Supplies for Creating R2-D2 Costume Headband

Step 2 Add four trapezoid shapes just below spacing around like ‘flower petals.’ Then add another with a circle centered in it below one. (See photo in step 4 for reference.)

Step 3 Draw smaller vertical rectangles around the base of the half ball to finish off the droid helmet design.

Step 4 Trace all of your shape outlines with black Sharpie marker to define them. (If you feel like you’ve made a ‘mistake’ here – don’t fret. As you can see in the photo below, I changed a few lines as I drew in marker. I used my x-acto knife to lightly scrape out the extra marker lines. Once painted over, they were no longer visible.)

Details Drawn on R2-D2 Helmet Design

Step 5 Fill in shapes with paint or marker. I used blue paint for the majority of the shapes and thicker black sharpie for the larger circle.

Painting Details on R2-D2 Helmet Design

Step 6 Add a bit of red glitter paint to one smaller circle detail (optional).

Finished paint on R2-D2 Helmet Design

Step 7 Allow paint to dry.

Step 8 Finally, choose placement on headband and use hot glue to secure.

Completed R2-D2 Costume Headband

That’s it! Your R2-D2 costume headband is now complete and ready to wear.

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Hi! I'm a DIY and craft obsessed mom to 2. I have my hands covered in sawdust or paint any given day. My husband and kids join me in many of our projects. When we aren't creating at home, we're creating memories in our many adventures. Join along! Read More


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