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Jedi Robes: Fabric

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Amidala_wannabe, Aug 25, 2003.

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  1. Amidala_wannabe

    Amidala_wannabe Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 18, 2001
    What fabric has been used in the jedi costumes people have made? I'm looking to make one, but I'm not sure as to what fabric.

  2. SithKittie

    SithKittie Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 5, 2003
    they used india homespun in the movies, but have fun finding that if you're going that road.

    I used natural linnen for the tunics and i was really pleased with the look. For the heavy robe, maybe a wool look, or something with a similar texture. they used wool in the movies, but it's expensive and hot, so it's up to you.

    that's my little spiel on the costume i made if you wanna check it out.

    *edit* i was also thinking raw silk would be nice, if you can afford it. just forgot to add that to the original post.
  3. Darth_Agony

    Darth_Agony Jedi Youngling star 2

    Apr 13, 2003
    I used chocolate wool from joann fabrics for my robe and linen for the tunics.
  4. Jedi_Riibu

    Jedi_Riibu Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 14, 2001
    Mmmm.. yummy.

  5. Raef_Wolfe

    Raef_Wolfe Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 12, 2003
    We used crickled cotton. It sits well, keeps you watrm in cold weather/cool in warm, and looks authentic. And it's cheap. (Bonus!)

    Otherwise, I used cotton mixes and a type of cloth that looked a bit like tight weaved burlap, but cream in color, that I fouind at joanns.
  6. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 26, 2002
    Uh, crinkle cotton isn't for the ROBE. It's for the tunics and tabbards. Robes are usually wool. I made mine out of Denim. Check it out:
    [link=]Costume Pics[/link]
  7. lgtsbr

    lgtsbr Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 4, 2002
    I am using Thai Silk - my outer tunic is almost done and I personally like it - seems to be comfortable and has a real nice look and weight to it

    Big thanks to HothGirl for making my costume for me - your the best Katie

  8. Stubbzilla

    Stubbzilla TFN Costumes Staff star 2 VIP

    Jan 30, 2001
    A lot of people say "robes" meaning tunics and tabbards, etc. They say "cloak" for the outer part. Then you have people who say "tunics" for the inner stuff and "robes" for the outer part. Confusing, but that's how it is.
  9. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 26, 2002
    Okay, semantics aside, [link=]this thread[/link] will provide you with a ton of info on all parts of a Jedi's clothing.
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