I find movie marathons to be more fun in theory than in practice. Trust me – I’ve done two Harry Potter ones.
So why I was inspired to commit to a movie marathon this year in my Birthday List? I could not tell you. But committed I was, so when Monkey suggested a Star Wars one pre-Force Awakens, I had to say yes I guess.
I hadn’t seen the original trilogy in full since I was little, so I did enjoy getting re-immersed in the story as a whole. [I also learned that there isn’t really that much of a story…] I can only tolerate so many space battles, and as one would expect from a series called Star Wars, there are many. So instead I found myself designing Star Wars-inspired outfits in my head.
How to Make a DIY R2D2 Fascinator
I assembled materials from Hobbycraft: a hairband, white netting, and a sheet of blue felt. They sold little white caps as well, but I decided to save money and use a paper plate instead. The total came to under a fiver.
Thanks to Google Images, there are lots of pictures of different angles of R2’s top. I first drew the designs onto an extra plate, thinking I’d use it as a stencil. It turned out to be easiest to just eyeball the felt cut-outs. I affixed them with a glue stick.
There are a few bits of red, black, and grey, so I cut those out of the extra plate and coloured them in with markers.
I stitched the netting together using the instructions on the packet, then stitched it all to the plate, and the plate to the hairband. I added a strip of packing tape on the bottom to make it extra secure.
That’s all! It was a fun little crafting project that took a couple of hours.
I paired my R2D2 fascinator with my white Kate Spade dress, grey H&M knee socks, my galactic heels from L.F., and an Eclectic Eccentricity ring from Hannah Zakari.
May the Force be with you,