Jedi Blue "Ghosty" Jedi Costume

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Sister-of-Greencat, Apr 17, 2007.

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  1. Sister-of-Greencat Jedi Padawan

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    At the behest of my Star Wars loving sister, Greencat, I am posting regarding my try at making a blue ghosty jedi costume from ROTJ.

    I am working on the proto-type now and she thought others would be interested in our progress. I say our because she makes the request for the costume, and I sew it. I have been making Star Wars costumes for her for several years now including several types of Jedi robes and a Padme "storm the palace" outfit from Ep1. This doesn't include the many jedi robes I have sewn, at her request, for my children (her nieces and nephews).

    To begin, I am using the basic robe pattern from the Simplicy 4450 pattern. Although I have read that it is not exact, it is close enough. For fabric, I am using a dark brown linen-like polester and an electric blue organiza. The polester is important as it won't wrinkle like real linen and is much cheaper than the tropica wool (light-weight wool). The organiza is placed over the brown linen-like fabric to make the effect of the blue ghosty aura.

    For the tunic we purchased some nice "tunic" material in a typical light brown / beige of the typical jedi-tunic. We are planning on dying it a light blue. It is recommended to dye first then cut out the pattern. The dying might make the fabric shrink. Haven't tried this yet, but will let you know if it works.

    So far it seems to be working. I am taking some guesses as how to proceed and will post these as I go. Any thoughts on this costume are welcome. :)
  2. SummerWermo Jedi Knight

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    Mar 24, 2005
    Sounds really cool, cant wait to see it! :D Will she be wearing bluish ghosty face make up and dye in hair?
  3. Maulested Force Ghost

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    Jul 10, 2005
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    that's cool! i've always wanted to do a holographic character, like leia in her famous 'help me, obi-wan kenobi' moment! good luck!
  4. Jedi_Nausicaa Jedi Master

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    Feb 14, 2005
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    That should look really cool, I'm excited to see it. Last year I dressed as one of the ghosts from Harry Potter; that was sort of the same idea, but all greyscale.
  5. Sister-of-Greencat Jedi Padawan

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    Thanks for responding. Can I ask how you got the shimery effect for your Harry Potter "Ghost" costume?
  6. Jedi_Nausicaa Jedi Master

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    Feb 14, 2005
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    I didn't have any sort of shimmery effect. It was just for a one-night event so I didn't put quite that much work into it.

    Here's a picture.
  7. FETT-MAN Jedi Master

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    Interesting idea. There's someone by the name of Danakin on Sonsofthesuns who is attempting a ghost of Anakin costume.
  8. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    If you are in contact with him, perhaps he could PM Sister and they could chat about costume details.

    Nice HP ghostie, Jedi_N!


    As for the face and hair, Sister and I are debating about the hair. She wants the spray on blue stuff, so the hair has an 'aura' look to it. I'm thinking the wash out blue all over hair color. Perhaps we will end up with a combo of the two. For the face, I'm going to use a technique that BonMothma used to get a green skin tone for her Luminara. She applied green eye shadow all over her skin. I'm going to use blue eye shadow. It gives just a bit of a tint, without a thick coating (since I don't want to end up looking blue as a Chiss) I'm going back and forth on doing the backs of my hands. Blue nail color will definitely be used.


    And what my sister says about the 'our' process is very accurate. :D I show up, explain that I want a particular costume, then I wander off to play with the kids. Eventually, I come back for some fittings, then wander off again. Finally, a movie quality costume is presented to me. (She is incredible about the detail work on the costumes)


    BTW, if anyone is going to be in the Pittsburgh area on Sunday, April 29, Sister is hosting a "Costuming for Children" panel at the Pittsburgh ComiCon.

  9. FETT-MAN Jedi Master

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    You can contact him on www.sonsofthesuns.com, he's Danakin on the forums.
  10. Last_Chael Jedi Master

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    This sounds like a very interesting concept! I can't wait to see how it all works! :D
  11. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    Here are some pics of the robe in progress. We are working on writing out coherent directions for putting it all together, so more to come.
  12. Jedi_Ranger_007 Jedi Master

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    I too, can't wait to see the finished product! This sounds like a really cool costume idea!!
  13. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    Apr 18, 2005
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    Wow, what a cool idea!
  14. Jedi_Nausicaa Jedi Master

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    The effect of the blue on the brown really works. Can't wait to see the costume finished!
  15. Last_Chael Jedi Master

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    Wow! that's looking incredible! The blue sheer over the top looks great, I'd have never thought of that! Awesome!
  16. Amanita Jedi Knight

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    That is awesome, it really does have that holographic shimmer effect right down. Can't wait to see it all done.
  17. FETT-MAN Jedi Master

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    "Look, my cereal is making an important message, it says: Ooh!"
    "Peter, those are your Cheerios."- Peter and Louis Griffen Family Guy

    That's impressive, it really works well. Can't wait to see it all done!
  18. JediKnightGareth Jedi Knight

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    Apr 21, 2005
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    HA! that's so friggin cool. You have earned win.
  19. FETT-MAN Jedi Master

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    Who me? I won something? Do I get a cookie?

    Or do you mean Sister-of-Greencat?
  20. Jedi-Loreen Jedi Master

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    What does that even have to do with anything in this thread? :rolleyes:

    And I think that's only Peter talking, not Lois. Who's Louis, anyway? [face_whistling]
  21. Jedi_Ranger_007 Jedi Master

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    *LOL* Yeah, not relative to the topic. But....wasn't it actually Brian that replied to Peter?
  22. FETT-MAN Jedi Master

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    Whatever, I didn't even see that episode. My friend told me about it. And the reason I posted it was because of the 'oooh' part.

    *Sigh* So, how's it coming along?
  23. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    Its coming along nicely. The robe is basically finished, except for some tayloring to fit it to me at the shoulders and the bottom hem. The material for the tunic still needs to be dyed, but that will be done soon. We are starting to play around with the accessories (belt, boots, saber) I have enough of the inexpensive plastic sabers that I can give it a light coating of blue with paint (exactly which kind will be posted here when we decide which works best) The boots are more problematic, I don't want to do anything permanent to them. Perhaps I'll try the blue hair spray on them and see it it wipes off without damaging the boots.

    These aren't very good pics, we took them during Sister's panel at the Pittsburgh ComiCon, but at least it give everyone an idea of how its coming. Hopefully, next week, I'll have some better shots.

    Sister and robe

    Greencat in robe and Sister

    Greencat in robe

  24. GreytaleNovastar1138 Jedi Master

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    That material is pretty pimp!! Your sister is adorable, too, lol...

    How long did it take you to find that material, given research, pricing, etc. etc.?

  25. Maulested Force Ghost

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    Jul 10, 2005
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    that is incredibly cool! good job!
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