Jedi The Complete Jedi Costume Guide

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Jyro-Kyrn, Mar 8, 2003.

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  1. SithKittie Jedi Knight

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    something else that works well to keep pants tucked in - what i use for all my costumes requiring tucking in - are strips of cloth or an ace bandage wrapped around whatever needs to be inside of the boot. they also have something called blousers which we used in Civil Air Patrol to keep our pants looking 'neat' inside of our combat boots. But the cloth strips are an easy way to go for last minute fixes or for pants you plan to use aside from the one particular costume :) If any of that made any sense.

    for teh boots, yeah those are fine. pretty much anything semi-simple. I've got one pair of laceups that I use and a pair with a zipper and some elastic at the top. Great thing about the jedi costume - unless you're going with a replica, you can do pretty much whatever you want ;)
  2. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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    Since I kicked off this thread to talk about Jedi cosutmes I thought I should show off what all my research has resulted in:

    Five Dice Productions

    Check out the "Stills" page to see costumes and props.
  3. Primrodo Jedi Master

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    Jyro, thats one GREAT costume :) Always feels great when you get it all together eh :)

    Only comment I would have is to cross the tabards at the front...but thats just me :)

    Also, I really like your sabers, too bad I didn't know what you needed could have got you them for HALF that :)

    How many Jedi costumes were made for your film :)
  4. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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    I've only got my costume done for this so far. My cousin is working on his costume (slowly) but we are going to be well into next year before filming begins.

    My tunics and tabbards are all leather and feel wonderful. I didn't go traditional because I couldn't find fabric I liked.

    I'll let you know when I want another hilt made. I need to get one for my son just for kicks.

    Thanks for the positive feedback.
  5. Chris Knight TFN Humor Staff

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    Jyro-Kyrn, looks AWESOME! But you're a Jedi wearing a wedding ring... does the Council know about that? :p
  6. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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    HOLY COW! Never thought of that! Great catch! I'll have to remember to take that off in costume! Thank you very much! I'm going to a SW costume parade tomorrow and never would have thought of that!

    Darn! Now I have to go re-take all of my pictures!

    In addition, I didn't like my food capsules. I had used some really cheap, small highlighters. Great texture and visual interest. But the clips were plastic and broke easy. So I went to Staples and bought three boxes of pens (about $20 - enough for two belts - Bic Griprollers) that had a metal clip and some interesting details. Sanded the caps. Filled them with that putty that you mix and it hardens into metal ($3 Home Depot) and rounded it off. Primer and metallic paint later and I got great looking, strong food capsules.

    Try to get pics up soon.
  7. Primrodo Jedi Master

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    Heh! I had to do the same with my purity ring...kept it off all summer so I wouldn't tan there :)

    Heres the caps I use

    [image=http://www.saberbelt.com/images/accessories/foodpellets01.jpg]

    Once I get a new belt I'll have updated pics, but for now, teasers of version 1.5 ;)

    [image=http://www.petridish.net/pics/10943/NewJedi%20023.jpg]

    [image=http://www.petridish.net/pics/10943/NewJedi%20012.jpg]
  8. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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  9. Woofer Jedi Master

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    Why you could even say he is looking prim, and proper!


    :p
  10. Prim_And_Proper Jedi Padawan

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  11. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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  12. Primrodo Jedi Master

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    ;)

    Thanks Jyro for the comments :)

    I've gone through SO many revisions on the costume, sleaves, tucks, 3 times to fix the inner tunic! :)

    In a year or so I will be getting another costume in replacement...this ones tunics are synthetic fabrics...oi! :)

  13. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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  14. lgtsbr Force Ghost

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    Nice food pellets Justin - where did ya find that pic ;) :p

    Dave
  15. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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  16. BRAIN_BALLS Jedi Knight

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    the link has gone sour on you...
  17. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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  18. Shinoan Jedi Knight

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    I know this is an older thread, but in this upcoming halloween, I think this site will help you all out. It has many helps for each of us to make our costumes with! Cool site, too!! Has many many pictures!!!

    http://www.padawansguide.com/
  19. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Everyone's pictures look fabulous!
    :D
  20. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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    Why thank you! I know it represents a lot of work on everyone's part. And thanks to everyone who has been contributing to this thread. Hopefully it will encourage more people to join the Jedi ranks! :D
  21. JediGryphon Jedi Padawan

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    any suggestions on the amount(yardage)of material needed for outer tunic, tabbards and obi?
    I recently came across material that I would like to use, but I'm not sure if there's enough of it to complete the above mentioned.
  22. zhi-don_aquintas Jedi Master

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    if you use fabric, remember you have to double it. you should also use interfaceing to get them a little stiffer. they should be just a few inches longer than your tunic, unless you are doing qui-gon, then a lot longer. the obi can be done in once piece and velcroed or it can be tied. there are plenty of sites that tell you about that. ambers padwan site is a good one.
  23. SithKittie Jedi Knight

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    *trying to remember how much I used...* between six and seven yards...don't remember exactly, but i used the same cut of fabric for both tunics and the tabbards as well, and i lined the tabbards with the same fabric. didn't bother with interfacing cause i wanted them to flow rather than hang stiffly. but it's a personal preference. I also lined both tunics - dif fabric - which is another personal preference but i strongly suggest you line at least the sleeves on the outer tunic. the lining can be a different fabric too - cheeper that way. but if you're gonna line the tabbards - strong suggestion - you may wanna use the same fabric so it doesn't look...odd. ok, that's my .02. :D good luck, and have fun!

    *edit*
    oh, just remembered. I ran out of fabric on the obi. that was it. tho i had to be stingy with the length of the sleeves as well. Ended up with not quite long enough sleeves for inner tunic and a velcro obi :(. overestimation is a good thing when buying material :p :)
  24. qui-gundi_15 Jedi Master

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    YEA I need some jedi boots but i'm having trouble finding some. i was wondering if any one had some ideas on were to go
  25. Primrodo Jedi Master

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    Check out your local Tack shop, you can get so e for under 100 :)
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