But the outfit was just a plain black robe, pants and hood, so I had to make a few changes to give it some pizzazz. I purchased half a yard of red fabric and cut a thick red sash to tie around his waist. The ninja outfit came with three ninja stars, which I sewed onto the front of the sash. Kids are not allowed to bring toy weapons with their Halloween costumes to school, so they've become a sash decoration. I also cut thinner strips of red material and criss-crossed them over his calves. I'm not really sure how this helps ninjas become more ninja-like, but all the ninja outfits we saw in Halloween costume catalogs had them, so we followed suit.
3Po loves his Halloween outfit, and I love the fact that it cost me just $3 for the red cloth.