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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Lightsaber For Your Star Wars Costume

23 Oct 2023
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When it comes to creating the perfect costume, nothing else adds quite the same finishing touch.  As one of the most iconic elements in the Star Wars Universe, it represents everything that makes the stories so memorable.

For example, what would the epic battle Darth Maul and Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan look like if fought with blasters? Would the mind-blowing reveal that Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker have landed if it hadn't been preceded by that duel? Even in Force Awakens, remember the moment when Rey picks up Luke's skywalker?

These weapons have a rich backstory, the elegance of a sword and have become a universal symbol of epic duels fueled by the force. They are more than a toy or accessory - they are a symbol of what makes Star Wars so freaking cool. It goes without saying that they are a must-have for anyone who calls themselves a Star Wars fan.  

So whether you're headed to a party or convention, taking your cosplay to the next level, or just want the very best Star Wars costume, this comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need.

Designing the Right Lightsaber

When it comes to selecting the right lightsaber for your Star Wars costume or collection, there are plenty of factors to consider. We'll discuss the key aspects, including hilt design, and blade colour.

Character Accuracy

If you choose to buy a lightsaber based on a specific character, you'll want to put some thought into which lightsaber you choose. For example, Obi-wan Kenobi costumes could use any of the three that appear in the movies. It's the details that create the best results. 

Hilt Design

The hilt design is a crucial factor to consider as it determines the overall look and feel of your lightsaber. You can choose from various designs inspired by different characters in the Star Wars universe. Some popular options include Luke Skywalker's iconic lightsaber (also works for Anakin Skywalker costumes), the sleek and menacing hilt in Darth Vader's lightsaber, or the elegant design of Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber. Consider the aesthetics and personal connection to specific characters when selecting your hilt design.

Blade Colour: Are You a Jedi or a Sith 

The colour adds another layer of customization. As you know, different colours often mean affiliations. Traditionally, Jedis feature blue or green blades, while Siths often use red. However, there are other colours available, such as purple or yellow. Choose a colour that resonates with your personal preference or aligns with a particular character or role-play scenario.


Consider your budget when choosing a lightsaber. Your purchase can range from affordable options to high-end collectibles, depending on the level of detail and features. Custom-built ones tend to be more expensive due to their personalized nature. Determine how much you are willing to spend and research the market to find the best option that fits within your budget.

Safety and Durability

While your saber may be primarily used for cosplay and display purposes, it is essential to consider safety and durability. Ensure that the lightsaber you choose is well-constructed and designed to withstand regular use. Look for sturdy materials for the hilt, such as aluminum or stainless steel, and a durable blade that can withstand light dueling or handling during events. 

I'm looking for a specific Star Wars character product 

When crafting your costume, you may have a specific character in mind. Here are just some of the character sabers that we have in stock: 

We have more character sabers from Star Wars (Count Dooku, Mace Windu, Darth Maul and more) - check out this collection. 

two people dressed as kylo ren and the emperor holding their star wars lightsabers as part of their costumes. order now for halloween.

Shop with SaberX for your Cosplay and Costume Needs

There are tons of stores out there that will sell to you, but you want to make sure you're getting more than just a cool accessory. For example, plastic hilts will not withstand a really epic duel. You want something sturdier so that your Jedi costume is more than just an outfit. 

That's one thing that we constantly hear from people when they visit us at conventions. Our lightsabers are heavy - they are not a toy that you can clip to your belt. They get you into character and make you feel like you are in-universe. 

We also make sure you have a selection when it comes to the technology - choose from baselit, xenopixel and proffie. Orders are currently being delivered worldwide (including orders across the USA and Canada.) 

You also want to look at what the reviews are telling you about a product. For example, one of our customers said: 

I am very impressed with the quality of the lightsabers. From the finishing details to the almost indestructible blades (no trees were injured during the testing of the blades, or so I am told). I look forward to many more purchases and interactions. Thank you!

From choosing between Star Wars lightsabers to handling any Q&A after you receive your order, we are here for you. Reach out to us today for any questions (or to debate who shot first). Click here to follow us on Instagram or send a message right here on the site.

May the Force be With You! 

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