How to Make a Darth Vader Costume Part 1: Easy Light-up Chest Box

In this video, you will learn how to build a portion of Darth Vader’s costume from the original Star Wars trilogy. Begin with a cardboard box that you can cut down to size. The chest box from Darth Vader’s costume is square. So, cut the box down to size and a square shape.  Utilize hot glue to seal the pieces.

Then, cut black felt or craft foam to cover the outside of this square box.  Again, use hot glue to get the pieces of foam or felt to stick.  For the front, you will cut out small rectangular pieces from the front of the foam.

Cover the outside of the box with a coating of glue and water.  After this dries use black spray paint to apply a coating to the outside of the box.  Cut some cheap plastic folders to make the buttons for the box.

Use plastic straws for the cylinders on each side of the box.

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