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rossie
« on: March 01, 2012 03:51:05 PM »

Hubby's a high school teacher and every year they have Octofest, which is a fun celebration day for the grade 8 kids - hence the 'octo'.  (Grade 8 is the first year of high school here in Queensland, at least for now).  The teachers dress up - last year my awesome husband went as Captain Jack Sparrow, and this year the staff got together and decided to go with a Star Wars theme. 

I had no pattern (as Simplicity pulled theirs off the shelves a while back), little time and an excess of migraines, so I fudged this together over the last couple of days:



The robe took about 5m of cotton poplin.  (Is it just me or is fabric getting narrower?  I am sure I used to get basic cottons much wider...next time I'll buy it from the upholstery section) 

I really didn't have the energy to get technical - I had him lay down on the poplin and cut the robe around him.  The hood is just a couple of really big triangles, pleated into the back of the robe.  None of the seams are finished and there's no hemming at all.  Migraines make me pretty useless.  I don't think I sewed a single seam straight.  So long as he doesn't show off to the home-ec teachers it shouldn't matter though Tongue

The shirt was the same process, it's just shorter and the sleeves aren't so wide.  I think I used 4m of poplin.  To get the crossover thing in front, we just draped a long rectangle of poplin like a scarf and tucked it into the belt.  The belt/obi thing is leftover from the robe; the ends join up with velcro.       

He wore the pants from last year's costume, a pair of brown ugg boots (...in the middle of the tropical wet season...that's gonna smell interesting by the end of the day) and borrowed our 8 year old's toy lightsaber.  In my opinion everyone should have a lightsaber in the house.  They come in very handy Tongue





   
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012 04:08:56 PM »

Awesome. It looks like it was worth the headaches.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012 04:13:08 PM »

That's really good. I need to make my boyfriend a Jedi costume now.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012 04:29:33 PM »

Is his light saber a bubble wand?

It looks totally legit. You're not giving yourself enough credit, I clicked the picture because it looked just like Obi-Wan and I got excited. Nice job!
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012 05:45:12 PM »

He's stylin' it!

And yes, fabric is getting narrower!  I thought I was going to buy some 45" fabric but now it is 43"   Huh
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012 06:37:06 PM »

I agree with MadHatteh!

Is his light saber a bubble wand?

It looks totally legit. You're not giving yourself enough credit, I clicked the picture because it looked just like Obi-Wan and I got excited. Nice job!

Those Jedi costumes are deceptively difficult to get right.

And you WINGED it, WITH A MIGRAINE!
You rock and so does the costume you made. If you need proof of that, look at your hubby's grin. Smiley Awesome sauce!
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012 03:12:40 AM »

Great costume - he looks very authentic! I hope you feel better from the migraines, they are super unfun ; _ ;
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012 01:44:59 PM »

What a great costume!! I'll bet he was all the kids' favorite!
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012 05:48:20 AM »

That's one pretty cool looking costume, every man needs a Jedi costume
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