Star Wars fans are pumped for the new Han Solo movie coming out Memorial Day weekend. Solo: A Star Wars Story will cover how Han Solo became captain of the Millennium Falcon before he met up with Obi-Wan, Luke, Leia, C-3PO and R2D2 several years later. If you’ve seen the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story you have seen some of the characters in the film. Of course there is Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando. There is also a new character named Qi’Ra too.
Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet.
With every new Star Wars film you generally see a flood of costumes and masks the following Halloween. The one character I think it going to be the most popular in October is Qi’Ra. Qi’Ra is one of the main characters in Solo: A Star Wars Story and is girl who came from the streets and was very close to Han Solo when he was younger. The two will tangle with Dryden Vos, Boba Fett, the Empire and other enemies in a Galaxy far, far away.
Qi’Ra is based on a character named Kira that was originally developed for The Force Awakens several years ago. The character eventually evolved into Rey and Qi’Ra was put on shelf somewhere in the Disney vault until they needed another strong leading woman for the Han Solo movie.
It hasn’t been announced just yet but I’m sure we will see a Qi’Ra costume and/or mask later this year. Disney has done a great job creating strong female roles for little girls to look up to. With Rey from the new trilogy and Jyn Erso in Rogue One females are taking over the lead roles in the Star Wars films. I’m certain Qi’Ra will also be marketed as such and we will see a ton of new Qi’Ra merchandise officially be released once the new film comes out in late May.
The Star Wars license won’t come cheap so I imagine whoever does wind up with it will have to write a big check. That means that costumes and masks of the characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story will likely cost a little more than a regular Halloween costume you will find at your local Halloween store. Rubie’s Costume Company currently makes some high quality Star Wars costumes and masks so I would expect to see some really cool stuff from Lando, Qi’Ra and Dryden Vos coming soon from them.