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Title: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: jillian on May 15, 2019, 01:11:32 PM
Hi. I'm looking to get a Jedi themed costume/cos play just for fun. I'm not looking to win any contests or anything like that... Just something to wear to a comic con and very clearly identify myself as a Jedi. For the record, I've never been to a comic con or done any sort of cos play.

I've kind of narrowed it down to two different ideas, but I'm open to other suggestions:

The first one (https://www.etsy.com/listing/472526629/star-wars-costume-star-wars-tunic-become?ref=shop_home_active_38) is sleeveless, which is much more my style but I worry it's not Jedi enough.

The second one (https://www.etsy.com/listing/507258038/womens-jedi-inspired-robe-set-star-wars?ref=related-1) is more Jedi looking, but also I imagine will be much, much hotter and also seems less feminine.

Either way I'll likely add this utility belt (https://www.etsy.com/listing/205769165/star-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-brown-replica?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=jedi+belt&ref=sr_gallery-1-3&organic_search_click=1).

What do you all think? Any thoughts on color? Like I said, there may be something else out there, too. Feel free to offer suggestions!






Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Golden Fedora on May 15, 2019, 01:15:03 PM
well, I say if you think the first one is more your style then go with it. it may not be "traditional" but look at jedi like Quinlan Vos. He definitely was not traditional and nobody got mad at him. Nevermind, everyone got mad at him, just not for what he wore.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: tx_tuff on May 15, 2019, 01:23:55 PM
I have a outfit from Far Far Away Outfitters and I love it. They have so many styles plus mix and match of you want to. I have full sleeves from them and it isn't too hot. But the robes are a different story. It can get pretty warm, so in the spring or summer I have learned not to wear the robe. My daughter also has a Far Far Away outfit. Here we are last weekend. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190515/2df8849f56229cfcad74ffc53871f8a0.jpg)

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Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Lady Revan on May 15, 2019, 01:35:32 PM
Usually with sleeveless, arm wraps are worn. It will give it a more Jedi feel and be much cooler if you’re worried about the heat.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: TheDutchman on May 15, 2019, 02:15:21 PM
I got my tunic and robes from Etsy as well.  I went for the full sleeves but that's what is more in line with the character  :)

With robes:
(https://image.ibb.co/mzgU59/IMG-20180825-131608576.jpg)

Without robes:
(https://image.ibb.co/ix3sQ9/IMG-20180825-140139972.jpg)

Ultimately, GF is right: whichever is more your style: wear it like a rock star  ;)


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Cyclops942 on May 15, 2019, 02:56:35 PM
I concur with the majority here... wear what makes you comfortable. 

You're right, it's going to be warm.  If you're worried about getting uncomfortably so, but you still want sleeves, then I suggest light layers or, as suggested above, arm wraps, or maybe billowy, vented sleeves.  To me, both the costumes linked above looked very nice.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Saso Is-kor on May 15, 2019, 03:13:18 PM
The first one is maybe a little less traditional being sleeveless but if that's what you're starting to lean towards then go for it. As someone mentioned, arm wraps are Awesome, I don't believe any Canon characters ever had them and that's totally their loss. They add a ton of style to the overall look and are very combat-ready looking. You'll appear as a Jedi who means business if you opt to go for them.

The second option is really the basic Jedi garb worn by many male/female characters in the universe. You are correct in assuming it will be much hotter to wear. Trying not to nitpick, but any shade of red including burgundy is usually not touched by Jedi because of Dark Side connotations. Of course if that's the flavor you're going for then that would work.

The belt is a solid choice, I believe I have the same one and it is very accurate to what you'd see on-screen.

Utterly shameless plug that I hope is somewhat relevant:

If you feel a little crafty, in my signature are two links on how to make both Jedi food capsules and Jedi pouches. Both can be bought, but it's a hundred times cheaper to make your own.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Lady Revan on May 15, 2019, 03:19:50 PM
The first one is maybe a little less traditional being sleeveless but if that's what you're starting to lean towards then go for it. As someone mentioned, arm wraps are Awesome, I don't believe any Canon characters ever had them and that's totally their loss.

Rey is sleeveless with armwraps. There are others too, but she is the first to come to mind


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Saso Is-kor on May 15, 2019, 03:21:15 PM
Rey is sleeveless with armwraps. There are others too, but she is the first to come to mind

Never heard of her  ;)


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Therion Jinn on May 15, 2019, 08:19:53 PM
Myself, I'd go with either comfort or possible character concept
My own Sith Warrior look is very loosely based on a character I used in Star Wars the Old Republic.

Myself, I like the sleeveless look. Mainly for its uniqueness, I'll admit


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: jillian on May 15, 2019, 08:34:49 PM
Thanks for the responses, everyone! All of these costumes looks really great.

Good to note the reddish color, I hadn't considered that but obviously in hind-site it's clear.

I love the idea of the arm-wraps, too! That would really bring it all together.

Thanks also for the review/pics of Far Far Away Outfitters.

Points all around :)



Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Lady Revan on May 15, 2019, 08:49:15 PM
Some of "Far Far Away Outfitters" in action. My outfit (the blue) and the MCs (green and tan) both come from them. The MC has hooded sleeveless too with arm wraps, so you can see, I think the wraps came from somewhere else though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmFsbsA0p-E&feature=youtu.be# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmFsbsA0p-E&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Cyclops942 on May 15, 2019, 09:13:29 PM
Thanks for the video, LR!


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Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: BatMike90 on May 16, 2019, 02:37:02 AM
I have a outfit from Far Far Away Outfitters and I love it. They have so many styles plus mix and match of you want to. I have full sleeves from them and it isn't too hot. But the robes are a different story. It can get pretty warm, so in the spring or summer I have learned not to wear the robe. My daughter also has a Far Far Away outfit. Here we are last weekend. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190515/2df8849f56229cfcad74ffc53871f8a0.jpg)

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Tx Tuff, Our cosplays are so close it is scary.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: janx on May 16, 2019, 06:01:33 AM
I think either one will look like a Jedi. Especially with a saber hanging on your belt.

the heat problem likely depends on fabric, synthetics seem to trap heat more. Does it say on Etsy what they used?

Also consider your pants, leggings, breeches and pockets/pouches or purse-like thing.

And footwear.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: jillian on May 16, 2019, 08:02:50 AM
Lady Revan, great video! That is exactly what I'd love to do with my saber and costume. It looks like a ton of fun.

Also those costumes look perfect. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

+1


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Lady Revan on May 16, 2019, 11:42:55 AM
Lady Revan, great video! That is exactly what I'd love to do with my saber and costume. It looks like a ton of fun.

Also those costumes look perfect. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

+1

Thanks! I’m glad I could help out :D if you want really good fabric, the ones for Far Far Away Outfitters that aren’t marked as “microfiber” are great texture and weight. I love the “natural” but that one is hand wash only, sadly :( I think my next one from them I’m going to get all Natural pieces and hand dye though. Also a heads up, their Obis are HUGE... like 8 feet huge, so you’ll likely have to cut it.


Title: Re: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: tx_tuff on May 16, 2019, 01:00:04 PM
Tx Tuff, Our cosplays are so close it is scary.
Yeah I noticed that before. I have a grey obi and pants. Also have a grey robe too but it gets pretty warm.

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Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: BatMike90 on May 16, 2019, 01:42:13 PM
Thanks! I’m glad I could help out :D if you want really good fabric, the ones for Far Far Away Outfitters that aren’t marked as “microfiber” are great texture and weight. I love the “natural” but that one is hand wash only, sadly :( I think my next one from them I’m going to get all Natural pieces and hand dye though. Also a heads up, their Obis are HUGE... like 8 feet huge, so you’ll likely have to cut it.

I love FFAO. Most of my stuff comes from them.

Yeah I noticed that before. I have a grey obi and pants. Also have a grey robe too but it gets pretty warm.

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Well, they say great minds think alike... :D :D :D


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: jillian on May 19, 2019, 05:14:39 PM
I just placed my order!! I went with the sleeveless one. Thanks for your input, everyone!!  :D :D

Now just a 2-3 week (plus shipping time) wait.....  :-\


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Therion Jinn on May 19, 2019, 06:34:24 PM
Looking forward to seeing it, jillian


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Lady Revan on May 19, 2019, 06:53:11 PM
I just placed my order!! I went with the sleeveless one. Thanks for your input, everyone!!  :D :D

Now just a 2-3 week (plus shipping time) wait.....  :-\
Very nice :D What color scheme are you doing?


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: jillian on May 20, 2019, 08:25:58 AM
Very nice :D What color scheme are you doing?

I went with the natural/white and charcoal. I really wanted something with color, but I just couldn't commit. As you mentioned, any red/orange hues were out b/c Sith. Then I was thinking purple, but with my consular saber I felt it would I look too much like a Joker Jedi. And I want to get an amethyst saber next, so if I went with green I'd end up with the same problem.

So in the end... charcoal matches everything.  :)


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Lady Revan on May 20, 2019, 10:04:56 AM
I went with the natural/white and charcoal. I really wanted something with color, but I just couldn't commit. As you mentioned, any red/orange hues were out b/c Sith. Then I was thinking purple, but with my consular saber I felt it would I look too much like a Joker Jedi. And I want to get an amethyst saber next, so if I went with green I'd end up with the same problem.

So in the end... charcoal matches everything.  :)

That it does! Lol Are you doing arm wraps too, or nah?


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: jillian on May 20, 2019, 10:26:38 AM
I plan to get the arm wraps and the belt to match. Unfortunately, they're out of stock for the pouches. I'm planning to use Saso Is-kor's tutorial to make my own. :)

You're an inspiration for diy!


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Darth Logos on May 20, 2019, 10:29:24 AM
Hi. I'm looking to get a Jedi themed costume/cos play just for fun. I'm not looking to win any contests or anything like that... Just something to wear to a comic con and very clearly identify myself as a Jedi. For the record, I've never been to a comic con or done any sort of cos play.

I've kind of narrowed it down to two different ideas, but I'm open to other suggestions:

The first one (https://www.etsy.com/listing/472526629/star-wars-costume-star-wars-tunic-become?ref=shop_home_active_38) is sleeveless, which is much more my style but I worry it's not Jedi enough.

The second one (https://www.etsy.com/listing/507258038/womens-jedi-inspired-robe-set-star-wars?ref=related-1) is more Jedi looking, but also I imagine will be much, much hotter and also seems less feminine.

Either way I'll likely add this utility belt (https://www.etsy.com/listing/205769165/star-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-brown-replica?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=jedi+belt&ref=sr_gallery-1-3&organic_search_click=1).

What do you all think? Any thoughts on color? Like I said, there may be something else out there, too. Feel free to offer suggestions!
Although the price is nice, if I'm not mistaken, that is the belt I currently have (only the black version), and it's not good at it's job. :(


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: jillian on May 20, 2019, 11:02:59 AM
Although the price is nice, if I'm not mistaken, that is the belt I currently have (only the black version), and it's not good at it's job. :(

I'm not sure I get what you mean... Does it not hold the hilt or does it slide off or maybe something else?


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: janx on May 20, 2019, 11:08:22 AM
I'm not sure I get what you mean... Does it not hold the hilt or does it slide off or maybe something else?

Good question. My wife is looking at an outfit from FFAO (the no sleeve one) and belts are a topic now, FFAO's looks simpler and not a fan of pleather.

I expect these outfits to be worn with an obi, so the belt shouldn't be responsibile for preventing a core breach, just holding a light saber and pouch, right?


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Cyclops942 on May 20, 2019, 11:13:40 AM
If you want a sturdy belt that will hold some items, but don't want to splurge on a full-grade rigger's belt, try this: https://www.amazon.com/Spec-Ops-Brand-Better-Coyote-Regular/dp/B004WA8MC2/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=spec-ops%2Bbetter%2Bbdu%2Bbelt%2Bcoyote%2Bbrown&qid=1558375818&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull&th=1&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/Spec-Ops-Brand-Better-Coyote-Regular/dp/B004WA8MC2/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=spec-ops%2Bbetter%2Bbdu%2Bbelt%2Bcoyote%2Bbrown&qid=1558375818&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull&th=1&psc=1)

I have several of the black ones, in various sizes (thanks, life, for the size changes) and widths.  They're sturdy, they are secure, and if you're of a mind to crank down on them, the buckle will hold without slipping.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Darth Logos on May 20, 2019, 11:57:44 AM
I'm not sure I get what you mean... Does it not hold the hilt or does it slide off or maybe something else?
I'm saying that it doesn't function well as a utility belt. However, if you don't plan on clipping anything heavier than an ounce, you should be alright.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: jillian on May 20, 2019, 12:51:34 PM
I'm saying that it doesn't function well as a utility belt. However, if you don't plan on clipping anything heavier than an ounce, you should be alright.

Thanks, Darth Logos. Very helpful info.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: jillian on May 29, 2019, 02:30:11 PM
Thanks, Darth Logos. Very helpful info.

Update: I ordered a set of Jedi robes from FFAO and the belt as well. Both should be arriving by end of week!! :)


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Lady Revan on May 29, 2019, 02:32:01 PM
Update: I ordered a set of Jedi robes from FFAO and the belt as well. Both should be arriving by end of week!! :)

Whoot! :D I look forward to seeing them!


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Saso Is-kor on May 29, 2019, 04:40:56 PM
I plan to get the arm wraps and the belt to match. Unfortunately, they're out of stock for the pouches. I'm planning to use Saso Is-kor's tutorial to make my own. :)

You're an inspiration for diy!

OMG, that's too cool! I'm thrilled that someone else is going to try their hand at it. Definitely post up anything and everything to do with your costume, this has pretty much become your costume progress thread and we'll all be waiting eagerly to see how it turns out!


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Zren Tobas on May 29, 2019, 09:39:20 PM
I'm also going to have to try my natural tunic set but with my grey inner tunic sometime, thanks for the inspiration :P I'm also then thinking my black robe, boots, and belt would go perfect with that set with the grey inner tunic. I tried one of their inner tunics before though and I totally didn't like how it felt so I got one from Jedi Closet I think is what they're called also on Etsy. Will be cool to see your new robe set though for sure =]


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Lady Revan on May 29, 2019, 09:53:57 PM
I'm also going to have to try my natural tunic set but with my grey inner tunic sometime, thanks for the inspiration :P I'm also then thinking my black robe, boots, and belt would go perfect with that set with the grey inner tunic. I tried one of their inner tunics before though and I totally didn't like how it felt so I got one from Jedi Closet I think is what they're called also on Etsy. Will be cool to see your new robe set though for sure =]

The Jedi closet have great inner tunics and Eileen (the seemstress) is super helpful and friendly. I have an inner tunic and a robe from her


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: TheDutchman on May 30, 2019, 08:38:29 AM
Update: I ordered a set of Jedi robes from FFAO and the belt as well. Both should be arriving by end of week!! :)
Awesome Jillian!  I can't wait to see pics (if you can)  :)

OMG, that's too cool! I'm thrilled that someone else is going to try their hand at it. Definitely post up anything and everything to do with your costume, this has pretty much become your costume progress thread and we'll all be waiting eagerly to see how it turns out!
Couldn't have said it better myself, Saso^^

I'm also going to have to try my natural tunic set but with my grey inner tunic sometime, thanks for the inspiration :P I'm also then thinking my black robe, boots, and belt would go perfect with that set with the grey inner tunic. I tried one of their inner tunics before though and I totally didn't like how it felt so I got one from Jedi Closet I think is what they're called also on Etsy. Will be cool to see your new robe set though for sure =]
That ensemble sounds fantastic, Zren!  I'd love to see pics if/when you get them  :)

The Jedi closet have great inner tunics and Eileen (the seemstress) is super helpful and friendly. I have an inner tunic and a robe from her
I've been wanting to get my wife some tunics and robes as well.  Would you recommend The Jedi Closet for the full ensemble, LR?  And--once again  ;D--if you have pics, I'd be interested in seeing them^^


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Darth Logos on May 31, 2019, 09:55:16 AM
Update: I ordered a set of Jedi robes from FFAO and the belt as well. Both should be arriving by end of week!! :)
Pics or it didn't happen.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: janx on May 31, 2019, 10:10:57 AM
My wife looked at FFAO and Jedi Closet (thanks to Revan and Jillian for mentioning those Etsy stores).

FFAO only had the colors she wanted in micro-fiber (+texas=too hot).  But they took measurements and sounds like they make to order.

She liked the designs at JC, but they tend to be monochromatic outfits (4 pieces, all same color) and based on a 6' male model.  We're not sure if JC will do custom sizes or colors or not.

We're curious what your experience is/will be, so keep us posted.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Lady Revan on May 31, 2019, 07:21:14 PM
My wife looked at FFAO and Jedi Closet (thanks to Revan and Jillian for mentioning those Etsy stores).

FFAO only had the colors she wanted in micro-fiber (+texas=too hot).  But they took measurements and sounds like they make to order.

She liked the designs at JC, but they tend to be monochromatic outfits (4 pieces, all same color) and based on a 6' male model.  We're not sure if JC will do custom sizes or colors or not.

We're curious what your experience is/will be, so keep us posted.

Eileen at Jedi Closet does custom color orders, so if you communicate with her what you're looking for, I'm sure she can help :) I have a friend currently getting some tabards and an undertunic in a shade of Olive Drab from JC for her Saber Guild Jedi. Eileen's custom pieces (Jedi closet) also tend to fit your measurements more closely than FFAO


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: janx on May 31, 2019, 09:24:45 PM
Eileen at Jedi Closet does custom color orders, so if you communicate with her what you're looking for, I'm sure she can help :) I have a friend currently getting some tabards and an undertunic in a shade of Olive Drab from JC for her Saber Guild Jedi. Eileen's custom pieces (Jedi closet) also tend to fit your measurements more closely than FFAO

That's exactly what I needed to know.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Lady Revan on May 31, 2019, 09:27:17 PM
That's exactly what I needed to know.  Thanks!

My pleasure! She uses great fabrics too, and machine washable! She's also worked with the 501st, Rebel Legion, and Saber Guild, so she's used to making costumes that fit their quality standards as well.


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Darth Jaximus on August 22, 2019, 11:18:09 AM
I had zero experience with sewing and I’ve made the following 4 costumes (robes, tunics, belts, capes) all in the last two weeks. Be patient, watch YouTube videos, and start with cheap “throw away” material to build confidence. After two attempts I was able to make the Jedi Knight costume pictured. Then I moved on to the grey Jedi, Dooku, and Palpatine inspired costumes. It’s amazing what you can do with some motivation and imagination!!

(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh581/jacksonaa88/6CAE0DB6-8F70-4984-82AA-1956D644F444_zpsiueluah7.jpg) (http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/jacksonaa88/media/6CAE0DB6-8F70-4984-82AA-1956D644F444_zpsiueluah7.jpg.html)

(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh581/jacksonaa88/9FD939F1-F02F-42BB-9041-22AF92569ED7_zpsshxtbwtv.jpg) (http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/jacksonaa88/media/9FD939F1-F02F-42BB-9041-22AF92569ED7_zpsshxtbwtv.jpg.html)

(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh581/jacksonaa88/3AB13419-62B5-409B-B867-7A71C7238834_zpsrievhany.jpg) (http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/jacksonaa88/media/3AB13419-62B5-409B-B867-7A71C7238834_zpsrievhany.jpg.html)

(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh581/jacksonaa88/49208222-139A-448C-808F-891AF23BC67E_zps8cpcc7tk.jpg) (http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/jacksonaa88/media/49208222-139A-448C-808F-891AF23BC67E_zps8cpcc7tk.jpg.html)

(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh581/jacksonaa88/FFBB2FCA-BE01-4927-9C1B-083923DCE8CE_zps1wrbvc3n.jpg) (http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/jacksonaa88/media/FFBB2FCA-BE01-4927-9C1B-083923DCE8CE_zps1wrbvc3n.jpg.html)

(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh581/jacksonaa88/9259BCD2-C12F-48BA-B75E-856396B5CC41_zpsrqbrgwlo.jpg) (http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/jacksonaa88/media/9259BCD2-C12F-48BA-B75E-856396B5CC41_zpsrqbrgwlo.jpg.html)

(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh581/jacksonaa88/A4277456-53B0-4581-BF50-D46F7F5B4986_zpsviprmglk.jpg) (http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/jacksonaa88/media/A4277456-53B0-4581-BF50-D46F7F5B4986_zpsviprmglk.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Jedi costume/cos play
Post by: Therion Jinn on August 22, 2019, 07:50:30 PM
Excellent looking stuff there.
Very nice work on those