Luke Skywalker Costumes

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Phayze, Jul 8, 2005.

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  1. starfire-phoenix Jedi Knight

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    Jan 2, 2004
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    Thanks kay_dee, I'm glad you like it! :) Yep, I made the boots and the holster too. The holster and pouches were a lot of fun to make particularly :) I think I may try my hand at a Han holster next ;)

    MS did the weathering all himself. It's only at stage one at the moment. He's going to mess it up some more when he gets some time :)
  2. Ysrossko Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 17, 2006
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    I have a question about the pants on Luke's ROTJ outfit. I am having the tunic made, but am not sure what to do about the pants. I guess I could use black karate pants (which I already have), but they seem tighter fitting.
  3. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    For mine, I just used dancer's tights, a size or two larger, so it's not as tight-fitting.
  4. Ysrossko Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks and that is going to be fun explaining that one to my wife. [face_laugh]
  5. Phayze Jedi Youngling

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    It's nice to see that my old thread has been holding its own since I abandoned it (check out the Halloween '06 Thread to see what's kept me away). I'm glad to see more Luke fans popping up, and I'm even more glad to see such awesome costumes!

    Pre-planning for Halloween '07 has begun and Mrs. Phayze wants to do a Star Wars theme, even going so far as to involve our dog - his big ears will make him a perfect Yoda. :D He may or may not get assaulted with green kool-aid. Please don't tell the ASPCA!! O:)

    My current plan is to go with the ESB fatigues, slightly/moderately weathered, and make a shoulder rig to carry the dog on my back (not sure how that will go, but we'll see).

    As usual with me, I probably won't start working on this until I finish a couple of other things on the list, but I'm not above buying material if I can find it at a good price. Which brings me to my point:

    What material are you folks using for ESB fatigues? I'm thinking some kind of a cotton or poly/cotton twill, or maybe even something denim-ish. It looks like it should be fairly sturdy, so I don't want to go with a suiting or anything like that unless I have to.

    I'm still debating on whether to use the Falcon Jacket pattern, or to just draft it from scratch. At the moment, I'm leaning toward the latter, because I'm cheap, but laziness may win-out in the end. :p
  6. starfire-phoenix Jedi Knight

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    Jan 2, 2004
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    I've got more info on my site now, with more to come soon:

    http://www.starfirephoenix.net/lukebespin.htm

    I'm going to take some detail pics of the holster and boots.

    Phayze, I used a cotton twill with a slight stretch. My boyfriend wanted to be comfortable, since its fairly close fitting, and after wearing it all day, I heard no complaints. lol

    I used the Falcon jacket pattern and it needed a lot of alteration (cuffs, pockets, shorten etc), but it was a good pattern to start off with. It did take a lot of work though.
  7. Phayze Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 23, 2004
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    Thank Starfire! The costume looks excellent!

    I don't suppose you'd be willing to share your patterns for the pouches and holster, would you? They look great!
  8. starfire-phoenix Jedi Knight

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    Thanks :) I was going to take photos of the boot pattern shapes and the holster shapes too if that helps :) Although the blaster that the holster was made for is the toy one (was originally orange!). So, I think the shape is slightly different than if you are going to use the MR blaster. I just have to find my patterns. I will post pics when I find them :)
  9. Phayze Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 23, 2004
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    Sweet! I'm planning to customize a cheapy, plastic airsoft mauser for mine, so it will probably be slightly different, but anything to get me going in the right direction is immensely helpful!

    Thanks! :D
  10. MandalorFett Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 28, 2006
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    Starfire, it would be great to get your patterns, especially on the boots. Thanks=D=
  11. Exar_Xan Jedi Master

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    Dec 29, 2001
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    Well I have been working on a Luke ROTJ Jabba's Palace costume and since it is finished I want to share it with you guys and gals:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/Exar_Xan/Luke%20kostuum/XanalsLuke2.jpg]

    Work In Progress Pictures and 1 other completed pic with hood up: [link=http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/Exar_Xan/Luke%20kostuum/]Here[/link]

    I also have an ANH End Celebration Luke find the pics at these links:

    [link=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/Exar_Xan/Groep.jpg]1[/link]

    [link=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/Exar_Xan/Kostuumwedstrijd.jpg]2[/link]

    [link=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/Exar_Xan/31-Fotoshootbuiten-Ik.jpg]3[/link]

  12. MandalorFett Jedi Youngling

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    Nice work Exar_Xan! The EP IV Luke is really great, the jacket looks fantastic. On the EP VI Luke you should share some photos with the hood up, and show off the boots too. nice job.

    =D=
  13. Exar_Xan Jedi Master

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    Well if you follow [link=http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/Exar_Xan/Luke%20kostuum/]this link[/link] you will find [link=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/Exar_Xan/Luke%20kostuum/XanalsLuke.jpg]this dark image [/link]that shows off boots and the hood up. Thats really all I have when it comes to pictures. A friend made more pictures of it at a Belgium Convention, but that camera was stolen.
  14. MandalorFett Jedi Youngling

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    Exar_Xan, the costume looks really good!
  15. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    While we're on the subject of Luke costumes, Official Pix is offering personalized Mark Hamill autographs on ANY photo of your choice! It's not only a chance for an autograph, but an autograph of a Luke costume you already have or are planning to do. Just a thought. Offer ends Dec. 10.

    http://www.officialpix.com/estore/proddetail.asp?prod=Personalized%2DHamill%2D011&cat=56
  16. Matt-K Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 21, 2006
    Hi, I might be interested in doing Luke ROTJ costuming. I know that Captain Carter is planning on making Luke ROTJ fabric costumes. Does anyone know any less expensive ways to get the boots that's close to the real thing?

    1. Also, anyone know where on the net(not ebay) can I purchase cheap finished lightsaber than MR version? Lightsabers that are almost to real Luke's Jedi saber.

    2. Who on the net makes the black glove?

    3. Where can I get the belt and gear set?

    Sorry for going too fast.
  17. Exar_Xan Jedi Master

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    Dec 29, 2001
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    Well Matt-K I am not much of a help for you, but I can tell you that if you base your costume on the Jabba Palace scenes you can skip the belt, saber and glove since he is not wearing them at that time. Thats what I did as you can see in the picture few post above. If someone knows where to get a bone to jam into the Rancors teeth however I would appreciate it ;).
  18. Matt-K Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 21, 2006
    Are there any dealers that makes Luke ROTJ fabric outfit set? It must be very accurate.
  19. Jedi-Loreen Jedi Padawan

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    Creed for Purchasing Costumes:
    You can have it cheap
    You can have it fast
    You can have it made well


    Pick 2, you can't have all 3.

  20. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    Very well put, Jedi-Loreen. :)

    As for the glove, for mine I used a women's black glove from Wilson's Leather (size XL). I wanted a tight plain black glove that extends about 2-3 inches past the wrist like what I saw at the Magic Of Myth exhibit. I believe they have similar gloves at Target.
  21. aikidodoc Jedi Youngling

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    Dec 28, 2006
    I ordered the Jedi boots for $400 - they came in the wrong color and were poorly made. He fixed the color (I had to pay return shipping of another $25). The workmanship was still shoddy (I consulted a cobbler who said the boots were un-repairable, based on how they were cut incorrectly). $425, and I feel pretty duped. Buyer beware.
  22. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    Whoa! Ouch! Who did you buy them from?
  23. starfire-phoenix Jedi Knight

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    Jan 2, 2004
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    Sorry it took so long to get more pics, but here they are:

    Holster:

    [image=http://www.starfirephoenix.net/Images/sw/lukebespin/holster1.jpg] [image=http://www.starfirephoenix.net/Images/sw/lukebespin/holster3.jpg] [image=http://www.starfirephoenix.net/Images/sw/lukebespin/holster2.jpg]

    Holster Pattern: That was my first draft. Obviously the edges ended up more even in the end product, and thre is a circle piece in the bottom that I don't have a pattern piece for. I made it to go around the toy blaster, and it was adjusted around the blaster itself.

    [image=http://www.starfirephoenix.net/Images/sw/lukebespin/holsterpatt1.jpg] [image=http://www.starfirephoenix.net/Images/sw/lukebespin/holsterpatt2.jpg]

    Pouch Patterns:

    [image=http://www.starfirephoenix.net/Images/sw/lukebespin/pouch.jpg] [image=http://www.starfirephoenix.net/Images/sw/lukebespin/pouch2.jpg]

    Boot Patterns:

    [image=http://www.starfirephoenix.net/Images/sw/lukebespin/bootpattern.jpg]

    This was my first attempt at a holster, pouches and boots. My only leatherwork before this has been a few jedi belts and my Leia Ceremonial belt. I couldn't find any tutorials online, so I just gave it a go. The pouches aren't as difficult as they look. The patterns are a little fiddly, but once they fit together, they were easy to sew.
  24. Bill_Kenobi Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 19, 2006
    My Disco Luke Skywalker
    http://members.cosplay.com/costume/64898/
  25. aikidodoc Jedi Youngling

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    Dec 28, 2006
    Someone suggested motorcowboy for boots - I had a REALLY BAD experience with them. They sent me the boots in the wrong color, and cut in a way not at all like their photos ( I took them to a cobbler who said he could do nothing with them based on their cut). To their credit, since they goofed the color totally, they re-made them (but I had to pay $25 return shipping!), but again, despite my request to make sure the cut of the front tongue looked like their photos, they came ALL WRONG. Even friends who aren't into Star Wars ask me why they look that way (!) So, $425 later, I have a pretty poor pair of boots. And the maker won't even respond to emails now. Contact me for photos - jramza@hotmail.com. I'd be glad to back up my words.
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