Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: Star Wars costumes
Near as I can tell from my multiple failed attempts at making a Jedi
costume, it's hit and miss on what you use and what works. I mostly used
the McCall and Simplicity "Space Warrior" patterns when they came out
(pattern box is downstairs so I can't give you exact #s but they've been
listed here already anyway) and modified them to be slightly more "movie"
accurate, depending on the movie as well. It seems Obi-Wan especially
seemed to have different garments (especially shoulder area) though there
does seem to be a basic "uniform" look to the costumes.
501st is a good group of people (large group of them here in the Kansas City
area) and also hit http://www.rebellegion.com/.
They are the rebel side of
the Star Wars costuming setup, including Jedi. They had some links on their
costuming area I hadn't seen before (aside from the usual padawan's guide,
etc.) as well as their own personal recommendations.
It is very confusing, I agree, to find the medium between the people that
want an EXACT replica (I wish! but I don't have that kind of time, patience
or cash flow EVER to bother with it) and the cheap crap used for the
Halloween costumes in the fall. I too agree that a nice, durable costume,
easy to care for, sturdy but fairly accurate is the idea costume. I like a
little variety in what I wear, though I do admit...one day I will badger
someone into making that Queen Amidala costume that has the light up
globes...only mine won't have to be plugged into the wall to light up. LOL!
Good luck and I hope you'll post some pictures of your finished work!