Star Wars Jedi Cloak & Costume

Added Feb 20, 2011

by lanternwaste33

Atlanta, Georgia...

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Description

This was my halloween costume last year (2010). I decided I’d do a Star Wars jedi outfit inspired by the costumes of Obi-wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker & Anakin Skywalker combined, plus with my own little flair. The result I was pretty happy with.
First I made a cape/cloak. I used the pattern Butterick 4050, View B (which I think is now out of print); except I decided to draft my own hood pattern piece, because the hood in the Butterick pattern was too close to the head for the style I wanted. Instead of buying a million yards of fabric to line the cloak, I decided to simply use french seams on the inside. I had never done french seams before, but with a little precise ironing, they were easy. I used black bias tape to close the gather seam connecting the hood to the neckline.
I also made a tunic, using Simplicity 5840. The only alteration I made was that I made an extra facing piece for the sleeve so that it had a little flap on it. Using the same Simplicity pattern, I made a leather obi-belt, and some shoulder armor. Of course, since this pattern was a man’s pattern, I had to shorten the should armor so it wasn’t too long for me.

Material Notes

For the cloak, I used designer remnants of army green/black drapey suiting. For the tunic, I used a mushroom colored sort of sweat-shirt material with fleece on one side and knit on the other. For the belt, I used black faux-leather. For the shoulder armor, I used a greyish velvety home decor fabric.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Other, Steampunk
Material
Blends, Leather/Fur, Knits/Jersey, Other, Suiting

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    Apr 12, 2011, 10.40 PMby tinkcansewto

    you inspire me to actually finish the long delayed remake of my own Jedi costume :)

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    Mar 20, 2011, 04.14 AMby marloncosta

    WOW! You are very talented! I love your Star Wars jedi outfit! The cape is just amazing! I love the sleeves and the hood! The obi is very stylish and wearable too!

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    Feb 23, 2011, 12.16 AMby ellohdesign

    this is awesome! you’re the hottest jedi evar!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 09.56 PMby Nigel Mansfield

    Amazing, I love it when someone decides to go all out and make a brilliant outfit, now what are the chances I could wear one to work.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 08.07 PMby racheblue

    Fabulous costume. I’d wear it all the time if I had one. Beautiful work – thanks for sharing :D x

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    Feb 21, 2011, 04.45 PMby lorelai1982

    Amazing! I love the cape!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 12.33 PMby janul

    I love this, well done!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 11.33 AMby Magdalena .

    I’m mad about sleevs and hood! Oh, whole cape is amazing! so.. yedi!!!

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