How to make Rey’s Costume & Staff

Posted on May 6 2016 – 5:27pm
by Rudy

How to Make Rey’s Costume & Staff

A few days ago we made BB-8 to celebrate National Star Wars Day and we had Grace dressed as Rey, from the movie The Force Awakens, in the photoshoot. Because of that picture we go so many requests for us to show how we made it. This is so quick and easy. We literally threw it together and it turned out amazing!  This costume is perfect to make for your American Girl Rey doll or just to use as a costume for Halloween!

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Materials Needed:

  • Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Hot Glue
  • 18″-24″ Wooden Dowel
  • Black Paint
  • Black or Brown Scrap Fabric (we used scrap vinyl)


  • If you have a longer piece of fabric you can cut one long strip and use it to cross in the front, connect on the side, and cross in the back again like the original Rey outfit.
  • The longer dowel can be found at craft stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby or Home Improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot.
  • If you cannot get a dowel for her staff, find a long stick and sand it down before doing the hot glue method.

Watch and tell us your favorite Star Wars outfit!

How to make Rey's Costume and Staff

How to make Rey’s Costume & Staff was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

18 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Madison
    June 1, 2016 at 5:45 pm –

    I love star wars what a creative way to make rays costume I have made doll photoes before you should try it cut out pitchers from American girl doll magazines or print pictures out

  2. Haley Reynolds
    May 16, 2016 at 7:38 pm –

    Can you please make a doll rubik’s cube? I would love that.

  3. Emily Preston
    May 16, 2016 at 11:40 am –

    Ooh! I have only seen like half of “The Force Awakens”, but at least I know who Rey is! Yes, can you please make a doll Rubik’s cube? That would be great! Thanks Rudy!Would you maybe subscribe to my channel? It’s just called Emily Preston. I can send a link to it in another comment. Thanks! BTW I subscribed to you’re channel.

    ~Emily Preston

  4. AGSkittleMints
    May 10, 2016 at 1:34 pm –


  5. Awesome AG
    May 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm –

    I love the costume!! It seems so easy to make..Can u make a doll rubik’s cube?

  6. Sara
    May 9, 2016 at 6:34 am –


  7. CeCe
    May 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm –

    This is soooo cute!

  8. Olivia McGuin
    May 8, 2016 at 12:40 pm –

    I think our dolls should have their own mod Podge that would be so cool

  9. Gina
    May 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm –

    Thank you Rudy, very easy

  10. Arianna
    May 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm –

    hey, you didn’t use your star wars music! and I think grace looks better as rey

  11. Arianna
    May 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm –

    cool! i love rey!

  12. Rebekah
    May 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm –

    I have watched the Force Awakens and loved it! I so want to make this because it is so cool!

  13. Olivia Wilson
    May 7, 2016 at 7:45 am –

    I just watched about half of The Force Awakens last night! Some of us got too tired ?? so no spoilers plz! I did see Rey and BB-8 tho!

  14. Julia.H
    May 7, 2016 at 5:10 am –

    WoW! Totally making this!

  15. Sarah
    May 7, 2016 at 4:06 am –

    awesome! so doing this

  16. Kaitlyn
    May 6, 2016 at 6:41 pm –

    That’s a super cool craft~

    kaitlynrh1 from Kaits AG Crafts