In light of the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, eBay.co.uk has revealed the most sought after Star Wars fancy dress costumes this festive season. The Force may be with you this Christmas, but will your loved ones be using it for good or for evil?
With almost half of parents (42%) surveyed by the online marketplace planning to gift fancy dress costumes to their little ones this year, eBay has revealed the special characters who are most likely to be joining you this Christmas.
When it comes to dressing up, Brits have a preference for the blacks and reds of the dark side, with Stormtrooper costumes proving the most popular Star Wars get up over the last two years. The iconic Stormtrooper suit which has appeared in all 10 Star Wars movies has been searched for on eBay more than 20 times every hour since 2015.
Coming in second place is the ultimate dark lord of the Sith, Darth Vader, with nearly 11 searches on eBay every hour for his menacing black costume. With the imposing cape, helmet and electronic voice changer to sound like the villain himself, this is one distinctive costume which will be sure to stand out from the Christmas jumpers and hats around the dinner table!
There is, however, some hope for the light Force to come and save Christmas Day from the dark side with Princess Leia also proving popular. The princess comes in third place on eBay, with a search every nine minutes for the white galactic dress with the iconic two-bun hairstyle.
Over 125,000 Rey costumes have been sold on eBay in the last year alone proving the powerful padawan could be a strong contender to be under your Christmas tree, too. But with more to be revealed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi about how Rey will put her Force to use, could Rey be saving the day or joining the dark side around your table this Christmas?
May the force be with you this Christmas, and whether it is light or dark – find all Star Wars fancy dress costumes at eBay’s dedicated Star Wars shop www.ebay.co.uk/starwars
eBay‘s Top Star Wars Fancy Dress Costumes:
- Darth Vader
- Princess Leia
- Jedi Warrior
- Boba Fett
- Kylo Ren
- Darth Maul
- Han Solo
- Obi-wan Kenobi
- Luke Skywalker