Star Wars costumes have been classic since the first Star Wars movie came out in 1977. The coolest character is undoubtedly Han Solo. Adults dressing in Han Solo costumes can boast that the character they are portraying has been held up as the 14th Greatest Film Hero by the American Film Institute, 4th Greatest Movie Character of all-time by Empire magazine, and the 2nd Greatest Star Wars Character by IGN Entertainment. Who wouldn’t want to dress up as Han Solo?
Han Solo, the loner turned freedom fighter of the Star Wars series, appears in the first feature film, which was chronologically Episode IV: A New Hope. He, along with his partner Chewbacca, is hired by Obi Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker to transport them and their droids, C3PO and R2D2, to the planet Alderaan in his ship, the Millennium Falcon.
A series of disasters leads him to further assist Obi Wan and Luke in saving Princess Leia from the Death Star and to unite Luke and Leia with the Rebel Alliance. It initially appears as if he will leave with his payment, but quickly returns, using the Millennium Falcon to help the rebels destroy the Death Star and showing that his sentiments have changed. This switch in character seems to partially stem from a fondness for Luke and underlying tension between Han and Leia. In Han Solo Halloween costumes for men and boys you can relive the adventures that lead to Han finally rescuing Princess Leia. With you in your Han Solo costume and your date in her Princess Leia costume, it will be an interesting Halloween.
In Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Han is part of Luke’s rebel force on the planet Hoth. When Hoth is attacked, Han helps Leia, Chewy, and C3PO escape on the Millennium Falcon and brings them to Cloud City, run by his old friend Lando Calrissian. Lando is forced to betray Han, giving him up to Darth Vader along with his companions to set a trap for Luke. Han is frozen in carbonite to be brought to Jabba the Hut, as punishment for an unpaid debt. Leia confesses her love to Han just before he is frozen, resolving the subtle competition for her between Han and Luke.
For further reason why the Han Solo costume and the Leia Halloween costume are perfect for couples is evidenced by the events in Epidode V. Leia, having been rescued by Lando at the end of Episode V, unfreezes Han in the beginning of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi during a rescue attempt, but is caught. They are both saved by Luke, and reunite with the rebel forces. Han is made a General, and he and Leia then lead a group of rebels in deactivating the shield that protects the new Death Star, which the rebels destroy. In future books, written by a variety of authors, Han eventually marries Leia, and they have children together in between their continued adventures. What a couple!
Han Solo costumes are simple yet unmistakable. Tall boots are attached to his pants and paired with his classic light colored shirt and brown vest. Pair the outfit with Han’s trusty blaster to complete the perfect ensemble. Team up with other friends in Star Wars costumes, especially a Leia or Chewbacca costume, for a Halloween party hit.