Jedi Costumes - WIP

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    Jedi Costumes - WIP

    Hey Guys
    I exposed my children to Star Wars, and they really dug it, so I burned the midnight oil before Halloween to get 2 kids Jedi Costumes for Oct 31st.

    Since I new it was going to be cold here in Germany on the 31st, I made the Robes first. Not only did they keep the kids warm, but they hid all the stuff we should have been wearing as well as my sewing sins.

    I found some really neat material... its 140 year old hand woven HEAVY linen. The kind of stuff they made dry goods sacks out of in the 1800s. It looks great (IMHO) the only downside is that it was made on very narrow hand looms. That caused me to sew a few "panel" together to have it wide enough for a Jedi Robe.

    I got to finish some seams, and attach the hood... should be all done by this PM. I am tempted to leave it the natural color, ala Yoda's Robe, but will probably dye it Brown as the darker color will be more recognizable as "Jedi" AND cover some of my sewing sins.
    Here is my daughters robe "almost" completed... the sewing part anyway.

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    I got the hood on, and though I really liked the natural linen look, I thought it would be more Jedi if it was brown (my inspiration for the natural look was Yoda's Robe)


    Here is Heather-Wan
    Last edited by Daktari; Nov 12, 2011 at 2:30 AM.

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    Next came my little dude... He really loves Bounty Hunters and Storm Troopers, but that wasn't in the cards for a quick costume, so he was a Jedi as well..

    Finished up My son's Robe...
    He is just big enough (small enough really) at 6 to get away with a Wool Blanket Jedi Robe. It was much easier to make/work with than the heavy linen I used on his sisters robe.



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    It was a mad dash to get their costumes together for Halloween... but got them dressed and out there.

    My daughters is/was about 90% complete, and my son's was about 70%.

    Here they are!


    My son's saber didn't come in time... and they need better pants. But they got LOTS of compliments and had a blast, which was the point!

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    Great job on both costumes!
    Sorry to hear about the boy's Saber but I bet when he looks back he will have nothing but godd memories... especially after the work you've done.

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    Wow, your son looks like the youngling in RoTS; very nice job on the costumes!

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    Now I have to make my costume... My kids want me to be the bad guy... and get a red lightsaber.

    watch this space!

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    That's a luxon LED lightsaber right? That's a heck of alot brighter than my master replicas.

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    jedi costumes are one of my most favorite costumes and I just want to say that these kids are looking very nice on this costumes.

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    Daktari, could you post the tutorial, please?I kinda wanna be a Jedi for May the 4th, and Mom says I have 2 make the costume.

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