Subscribe
  1. dung0beetle's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    306
    Oct 31, 2007, 4:26 AM - Last Minute Jawa Costume #1

    Forgot to make my son's Jawa costume...OOPS!!!

    I remembered at 10:30 - ish last night, and immediately went scrounging thru closets and boxes. Eventually, I came up with some circuit boards with amber l.e.d.'s, a toggle switch, some wire, a 9v battery(taken from the alarm clock), some thick weave fabric, and some scraps of vinyl.

    The first thing I did, was run to the store to grab some brown dye. That took a while, because there was a shooting in the parking lot not long after I went in. So, I couldn't get out of the store for a while.

    When I got home, I decided to just cut and sew the costume before dying it.
    Here is the basic pattern I used.

    I got my son out of bed, and had him lay on the material that was spread out on the floor, so I could get rough measurements to go by.

    I broke 3 needles on my older than dirt sewing machine that emits a puff of smoke when you step on the pedal. I finished it in record time nonetheless.

    Next, I got to work on the pouches. I estimated the size from pictures from Google, and scratched down a quick pattern. I used black vinyl and stitched them together. The flaps are being held down by electrical tape, and the belt is just one of my old worn out ones.

    I then started working on the "eyes." I plugged in my soldering iron and waited for it to heat up...I glanced over at the counter, and saw my wire cutters, and then yanked the soldering iron cord out of the outlet, and just cut those l.e.d.'s and the switch off. After dropping the l.e.d.'s a few hundred times, I finally got the silly thing wired up.

    Here is my wiring diagram...don't laugh, it worked.

    The battery will be suspended from a piece of string around his neck, and the l.e.d.'s are going to be taped to his cheeks or something--I haven't figured that one out yet His face will be blacked out by makeup. I was going to make a mask, but I thought it might be hard to see out of. His blaster is a Nerf Longshot that may or may not get painted in time.

    I won't be able to wear my fett, because the kids were playing with the helmet and gauntlets, and left them outside for the dog to chew up...oh well, I needed to make something more permanent anyway.

    Stay tuned for pics of the full Jawa costume, I think it best to just let him get some sleep, or I would have them posted by now.

    I'm exhausted now, so, HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE AT TDH!
  2. Stormrider's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,269
    Oct 31, 2007, 8:30 AM - Re: Last Minute Jawa Costume #2

    Silly question but without a resistor wont you burn up the leds really fast?

    Nice idea, when my step kids were young enough to be jawas for halloween i BEGGED them, but they didnt think it would be cool. I thought it would have been awesome.

    What about getting some round bike reflectors for eyes, putting them on some black glasses frames and put the lED in the center of them.

    Regardless looking forward to pics.
  3. dung0beetle's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    306
    Oct 31, 2007, 1:11 PM - Re: Last Minute Jawa Costume #3

    Quote Stormrider said: View Post
    Silly question but without a resistor wont you burn up the leds really fast?

    Nice idea, when my step kids were young enough to be jawas for halloween i BEGGED them, but they didnt think it would be cool. I thought it would have been awesome.

    What about getting some round bike reflectors for eyes, putting them on some black glasses frames and put the lED in the center of them.

    Regardless looking forward to pics.
    In regard to the resistor, It only needs to last an hour or so, while he is trick-or-treating, so I'm not going to worry about it. If he wants it to be a costume he wants to keep for a while, I will make him a proper mask with the l.e.d.'s in the cheeks. If the l.e.d.'s are in front of his eyes or too close to them, they could impair his vision. Besides, the on-screen jawas had them below the eyes. plus, I would redo the hood, as it is a hooded mantle that is not attached to the body of the costume.


    there is a good tutorial on http://www.td8733.com/ for the mask
  4. dung0beetle's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    306
    Nov 1, 2007, 10:59 AM - Re: Last Minute Jawa Costume #4



    Apologies for the bad pic, I need a new camera.
  5. Member Since
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,300
    Nov 1, 2007, 11:03 AM - Re: Last Minute Jawa Costume #5

    THAT IS THE BEST COSTUME EVER!!

    He will remember that for a lifetime!!!!!!!

    You have not only made a costume, you have made a lasting memory that will never wear out or get too small!!




    big big cheers to you!!!!!!!!!
  6. Stormrider's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,269
    Nov 1, 2007, 11:14 AM - Re: Last Minute Jawa Costume #6

    Thats awesome man. Wish I wasnt 6'3 or id make one for me
  7. loveless's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    115
    Nov 1, 2007, 4:48 PM - Re: Last Minute Jawa Costume #7

    This turned out really cool.
  8. ItsThatGuy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,056
    Nov 1, 2007, 5:01 PM - Re: Last Minute Jawa Costume #8

    UTINNI!!!

    Good job!
  9. dung0beetle's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    306
    Nov 1, 2007, 10:28 PM - Re: Last Minute Jawa Costume #9

    My wife and I are working at Texas Renaissance Festival this year, so if anyone on here sees him out there in his Jawa gear, let him know how much you like it. I have seen a few storm troopers and lots of jedi while working there, so if you see a Jawa running around with some other kids, ask the adult that is with them (probably my mom) if you can get a picture with him (he is a ham and loves attention). He would get a kick out of it, especially if you are in SW gear.

    BTW, I am working on a mask for him since he wants to wear it at TRF, so keep an eye on this thread for a tutorial on it.

    Thanks for the I will get better pics of the actual robes soon, there are details like frayed edges and blaster burns that I am very proud of.

Similar Threads

  1. Jawa costume
    By crazy4BobaFett in forum Star Wars Costumes
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: Apr 8, 2010, 11:51 AM
  2. Jawa Costume
    By totallyice in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Apr 5, 2010, 1:28 PM
  3. The Ultimate Jawa Costume
    By totallyice in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Feb 21, 2010, 11:51 AM
  4. Another last minute costume.
    By loveless in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: Nov 14, 2007, 11:21 AM