Stormtrooper Halloween costumes are among the most popular Star Wars costumes for Halloween, partly because they are unique and highly impressive. Not only do we have a full-sized Stormtrooper costume, we also carry two different children’s costumes.
The Stormtroopers of Star Wars fame are among the most famous cultural icons in Hollywood history. Just the mere mention of their name brings back memories of the Imperial March, the destruction of Alderaan and, of course, the trooper’s famously suspect aim. Stormtroopers are the Marines of the evil Empire, ubiquitous throughout the Star Wars movies, and they make an appearance and play a primary role in every single film in the first Trilogy.
Stormtroopers are first seen in a spectacular firefight aboard Princess Leia’s ship in Star Wars: A New Hope. From there, their master Darth Vader commands them to find the rebel’s droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, who have landed right into the lap of the hero, Luke Skywalker. Unbeknownst to Luke, the Stormtroopers are in hot pursuit of him, and raze his family farm while he is out speaking to the Jedi Master, Obi Wan Kenobi. From there, Stormtroopers follow Luke and Obi-Wan into the nearby town, where Han Solo also happens to be on the run from the Empire. One thing leads to another, and as we all quickly learn, Stormtroopers are easily tricked by both Jedi and Smugglers. Han and Luke steal Stormtrooper costumes and stage a daring rescue mission of Princess Leia, running away from a full battle station of troopers.
In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, we see Stormtroopers launch a full scale assault on the Rebel base on the icy planet of Hoth. There they deploy large AT-AT Walkers, smaller two-legged AT-STs and machine-gun blaster rifles. Han Solo and Princess Leia make a daring escape at the last second, thwarting the troopers yet again. We see the power of the troopers later on in the movie, as Han Solo and his crew are captured by Darth Vader and his whole army of Stormtroopers in their white armored Stormtrooper costumes. They even take over the entirety of Cloud City, showing the awesome influence of the Empire.
Other exciting moment you can relive in your Stormtrooper Halloween costume occurred in the third and last movie in the Trilogy, The Return of the Jedi. An entire division of Stormtroopers gets ambushed by guerilla Rebel forces, led by the Jedi Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. This leads to a series of exhilarating hover-bike races throughout a gigantic redwood forest, as well as an all-out base assault. The Stormtroopers are able to hold the line against the Rebel forces until their reinforcements arrive, and the ultimately surrender to the heroes of the story.
While there are many questions as to the origins of the legions of Stormtroopers the Empire has at its command, the lore of Star Wars and the story of the prequel Trilogy seem to indicate they are a mixture of clones and fresh recruits.
Stormtroopers are highly recognizable, as they wear bone-white plate armor suits with black under-guards and helmets. They all come equipped with a standard issue Empire Stormtrooper blast, with a two-handed and one-handed grip. Of course, each adult and child’s costume comes with a full body-Stormtrooper suit and a replica Stormtrooper blaster. The attention to detail paid to the design of these costumes will make them some of the most memorable Star Wars costumes this Halloween.