Tusken Raider, Male Version 2 (Bantha Rider)

Aliens, ALL, Allies, Episode IV (ANH)


Tusken Raiders, less formally referred to as Sand People or simply as Tuskens, were a culture of nomadic, primitive sentients indigenous to Tatooine, where they were often hostile to local settlers. The term Sand People was given to them due to their existence in the desert, and was in use from at least around 4000 BBY; but the more formal name of Tusken Raiders was acquired much later, due to a period of concerted attacks on the settlement at Fort Tusken in 98-95 BBY. Although this name is often used as a common term for the race, it actually refers only to the participants of the attack on the settlement.

Specialists studying the past of the Tusken Raiders also used the term Ghorfa to denote an earlier sedentary phase of their culture, and lastly Kumumgah, for the earliest stratum of sentient civilization on the planet, believed by some to represent a common ancestry shared by the Ghorfa and the Jawas. In the culture of the Tuskens, to expose any part of the flesh was forbidden and seen as a disgrace. (Source: Wookiepedia)

Tusken Raider


1. Fully wrapped helmet/head
Similar to one as seen in Episode IV: must include cloth wraps (duck cloth, muslin or similar fabric should be used), leather/simulated leather mouth-wraps, 2 tapered/straight eye-stalks with 2 slits cut into the underside of each, 4 head-spikes, 2 blood-spitters, 1 silver nose-piece (tooth) with at least 2 vertical slots, screened lenses so as not to see the eyes and mouth of the wearer.

2. Robe
Similar color, texture, and pattern to those seen in Episode IV.

3. Breather
Similar to ones seen in Episode IV

4. Fabric waist wrap
Similar color, texture, and pattern of those seen in Episode IV.

5. Gloves
Sand-colored cloth/leather gloves.

6. Cloth arm wraps
Covering the arms until concealed within robe(s).

7. Boots/shoes
Covered with cloth wrappings. (If shoes then cloth leg wraps covering the legs until concealed within robe.)

8. Bandolier
At least one bandolier of similar type/design as seen in Episode IV across the chest/waist.

9. Weapon
Gaffi stick OR Tusken Rifle either/both of similar type/design as found in Episode IV.

All elements of this costume MUST BE weathered/tattered to simulate living in a barren, desert environment.


  1. Studio Creations Tusken Raider Tutorial
  2. TK-899 Tusken Raider Tutorial
  3. Parts of Star Wars Tusken Raider A New Hope page
  4. Parts of Star Wars Tusken Raider Episode I page

Costume standard by Jada, approved by LMO & CSC 1/13/13. For costumes submitted on or after 2/1/13.