Every year my school hosts ďBook Character Day.Ē On this day, all of the teachers
and a lot of the kids come to school dressed as a character on the cover of a book.
We have a big assembly and a costume contest, and all that fun stuff. In 2008 I
decided it was time to finally design a well-made Jedi costume. Since I also needed
to make a book character costume, I decided to focus on Siri Tachi, Obi Wanís friends
from the Jr. Novels. There was a bit of cover art on one of the books showing her
Jedi outfit, so I set to work! I wore a wig that day so that I would better match
Siriís look, but since then Iíve just used the costume as a generic Jedi. The nice
thing about this costume is that I can mix-and-match it to go with the weather or
the different looks that I want for any given event.
Foe example, I can be human....
And, if itís cold outside, I can add the robe!
Modesto Parade of Lights, 2008
Participating in a Boy Scouts event with friends from Endor Base
Jedi costumes will always hold a special place for me. My very first Star Wars costume
(and Scottís, also!) was a Jedi costume that was made for Celebration II. Those
first costumes were pretty sad. I didnít know how to sew at all, so they were made
with the cheapest cotton fabric that I could find, and they were badly sewn by hand.
Most of the accessory pieces were scavenged and mismatched, like the assortment
of camera cases that we both wore on our belts. But, we got a wonderful response
from other people at the convention... and I was thrilled to discover that I absolutely
We didnít costume again until Celebration III, where we made another set of Jedi
outfits. This time I had a sewing machine and could kinda-sorta use it, though the
outfits were still low quality... and when it rained on us that weekend, the brown
dye from my new robe soaked through all the layers of my costume! There was definitely
an improvement in our costumes, though, and we made our accessories by hand so they
all matched a whole lot better. We were definitely starting to get the hang of the