Added Feb 20, 2011
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.
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.
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