Email: jedikai at comcast dot net
I’ve done costuming within another group for over 25 years. I've found costuming is a way to connect to an historical period and historical people. I saw the original trilogy in the theaters in the 70’s and 80’s. It was the Jedi in whom I was most interested but there was little about them as a group. It wasn’t until Episode I that I became really interested in Star Wars, because, as George Lucas has said, seeing the “Jedi in their prime in the prime of the Jedi” inspired me. So it was then only natural to want to make the Jedi garb as a way of connecting to these imaginary, but inspiring, people.
Jedi Costuming book of
hand outs includes the
following: These all presume the reader does know basic
Part I Introduction, Fabrics, resources
Part II: Tunics, Sash, Tabards, Pants
Part III: The Robe
Part IV: Accessories: Pouches, Boods, Food Capsules, Communicator
Part V: The Belt
host include: (Be sure to click on the
thumbnails, as the construction details are in the captions.)
Jocasta Nu costume
Making a Jedi Belt starts with a few examples from the films and then shows, in photos, how I made my latest belt.
Making the Jedi food capsules
An Easy Jedi Holocron
Bags for Jedi Garb is a small tutorial on how to carry important
belongings but not destroy the look of your costume
Tutorial for an Easy Holocron
Even Easier Holocron based on an idea by Kryy Jacobi (Karyn) of The Jedi Assembly
a Lightsaber without
a world wide rebel costuming group (the Star Wars "good
I also made the Jocasta Nu costume in July 2002, soon after Episode II was released. Though she is a rather unappealing character, I did like her clothes.
I have a photo tutorial, Making Jocasta Nu I also have it available in pdf as a handout. Since seeing the actual costume at FIDM, I now know the markings on the tabbards and obi are embroidered. I am in the process of re-doing this costume with embroidered markings.
Base is the Washington chapter of the
Rebel Legion. For a couple years I was XO and then from October
2005 to 2007, I was the CO (Commanding
Officer) for the Base.
Titan is the local
chapter of the 501st Legion. We do events together, despite we're on
Assembly is a costuming group dedicated to
limited area of Jedi costuming. I am the moderator for the
Western Order and a member of the Jedi Council.
Seattle on theForce.net
on Fotki (which doesn't require an account to view).
Here's a list
folders you'll see:
In the Tutorial section:
Props lightsaber and a brief tutorial on making the communicator
Jocasta Nu costume, with tutorial photos
Jedi Belt photo tutorial
Jedi Food Capsules photo tutorial
Easy Jedi Holocron
Ad photoshoot 15 February 2002
Norwescon 2002 30 March 2002
Charity Premier of Episode II 12 April 2002
R.A. Salvatore Booksigning 25 May 2002
FAO Schwartz Star Wars Trunk Show 28 July 2002
New Jedi garb made from linen and correcting some things I learned from the original. This is "traditional" beige and brown Jedi, as seen on Qui-Gon in Episode I.
Starlight Foundation event. 8/17/02 Seattle Star Wars Society, Garrison Titan and Alpha Base make an appearance to help some sick children feel better. No photos of the kids here due to the confidentiality necessary.
Halloween Party, 10/25/02, put on by Seattle Star Wars Society; don't miss Kiss Troopers!
IMAX AOTC Premier weekend. The SSWS helped to promote this opening. We were featured on StarWars.com but that link no longer exists.
IMAX last showing. We returned to commemorate the last day of Episode II at the IMAX.
Children's' Hospital visit by Alpha Base, 2/22/03
Norwescon April 2003
Westercon July 3-6, 2003 One of our Alpha Base members won 2 prizes in the Novice division of the Masquerade.
Museum of Flight 6-7 September 2003. We helped with the festivities for the final weekend of the Star Toys exhibit.
James Luceno Booksigning 4 November 2003
Orycon 2003 14-16 November in Portland.
Toy Drive 13 December 2003
Star Wars Night At Thunderbirds Hockey 23 January 2004
Tim Zahn Booksigning 16 February 2004
Norwescon 8-10 April 2004
Fairwood Library 21 June 2004
Star Wars Movie Night in Renton 3 July 2004
ComicCon 22-25 July 2004
Children's' Hospital visit by Alpha Base 21 August 2004
Science Fiction Museum 22 October 2004
Orycon 7 November 2004 There are only a couple Star Wars costumes, but take a look at Jawawawa's female Tuskin Raider!
Toy Drive 27 November 2004
Toy Drive 18 December 2004
Norwescon 24-26 March 2005
Midnight Madness at TRU 1 April 2005
Celebration III 21-25 April 2005
Charity Premier, EP III, Revenge of the Sith 12 May 2005
Star Wars themed food drive 14 May 2005
Master Replicas Demo & Digital Ep III in Monroe 20 May 2005
Star Wars 3Day Blind event & Food Drive 28 May 2005
Torchlight Parade 30 July 2005
North Bend Library Reading Event 6 Aug 2005
FIDM Dressing a Galaxy Exhibit 11 Nov 2005 These are high resolution images of dozens of costumes from the Star Wars films. I've set the permissions on this folder to allow anyone to download the high resolution image.
Toy Drive, Bellevue 10 December 2005
Toy Drive, Northgate 17 December 2005
Costume Workshop 27 January 2006
Timothy Zahn Booksigning 16 February 2006
Emerald City ComiCon 1 April 2006
Norwescon 14 & 15 April 2006
Free Comic Book Day 6 May 2006
George Lucas Inducted into the Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame 17 June 2006
Dragon*Con 2006 September 2006
Star Wars: From Science to Imagination Opening weekend of the Exhibit at OMSI, Portland 14-15 October 2006
Star Wars Halloween Party at the Comic Book Cafe, 28 October 2006
Event for American Library Association meeting, 19 January 2007. Star Wars authors RA Salvatore & Timothy Zahn were there.
Tim Zahn Booksigning 1 February 2007
R2D2 Mailbox 25 March 2007
Emeral City Comic Con 31 March & 1 April 2007
Norwescon 30 8 April 2007
Terry Brooks booksigning 28 April 2007
Dragon*Con 2 September 2007
The Big Read 15 September 2007
Toy Drive 8 December 2007