Star Wars costumes are a great option for Halloween. There are many fantastic characters, all of whom have looks unique enough to appeal to both kids and grown-ups alike. One of the most notable of these characters is Anakin Skywalker. We have Anakin Skywalker costumes for boys and men.
Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi appears in several Star Wars films starting from the time he is a child until be turns to the dark side as Darth Vader. If watching the series in chronological order, we first meet Anakin Skywalker in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He’s just a small child slave with no idea of the great destiny that awaits him, stuck on the desert planet of Tatooine and working for a mechanic. Through an unlikely series of events, he’s taken under the wing of a Jedi Master. At the end of the movie, he’s left his home world to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi Knight himself.
By Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Anakin is a teenager. He’s struggling with the restraints of the Jedi Order and the restrictions placed upon him by his training, his instructor and mentor Obi Wan Kenobi, and his forbidden feelings for Padme Amidala, a member of the Galactic Senate. Through the course of this movie, he becomes Padme’s protector as she lives in fear of repeated assassination attempts. In direct conflict with his Jedi vows and her political career, he and Padme fall deeper in love, marrying at the end of the film.
In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Anakin and Padme are married and she is expecting their first child. Their relationship is still hidden from everyone around them, which only places their marriage under further strain and pressure. Anakin suffers visions and dreams of Padme coming to harm as a result of her pregnancy. Since the Jedi precept focuses on freeing oneself from attachment, he doesn’t seek solace from his teacher, Obi Wan. Instead, he turns to Chancellor Palpatine, an evil man we know to be a Sith Lord from earlier films.
The Sith represent all that is evil in the known universe, wielding the dark side of the Force as Jedi Knights wield the light. Chancellor Palpatine uses Anakin’s confession as leverage to lead Anakin toward the dark side, promising that those powers will grant him mastery over his future and save Padme from her unhappy fate. Of course, anyone who’s seen the original Star Wars movie knows that Anakin fails in his attempt to save Padme, and in the process becomes the evil Darth Vader, oppressor of freedom for many years to come.
Since Anakin is a full Jedi by the third movie, any Anakin Skywalker Halloween costumes will reflect their typical uniform. It consists of a dark leather-like tunic, long enough to fall nearly to the knees, worn over dark leggings. The tunic itself is sleeveless, but is worn layered over a dark long-sleeved shirt in a contrasting color, often red or brown. It is worn belted, allowing a place to holster Anakin’s lightsaber.
With the unmatched popularity of Star Wars, it’s hard to go wrong with Anakin Skywalker costumes. More than just another character, his life and death are what bring conflict and meaning to the entire Star Wars universe.