A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I worked on some sewing projects back in my high school days. But recently I got the urge to sew again, and I decided to create my own Star Wars Jedi costume (I think I was inspired by watching the Clone Wars animated series last fall).
I haven’t been brave enough to take my cosplay to a convention yet 😉 but my husband helped me snap a few photos in our backyard. I chose a maroon color for the tunic and tabards, and gray and black for the accents. I didn’t want to look too “dark side” but I already had black boots and pants and wanted to utilize those.
I made the lightsaber hilt at one of those build-your-own lightsaber booths at Disney World last summer. I think it was mainly meant for kids but there was no way I was going to pass up a chance to make my own lightsaber. 😉
I also decided to make up an original Jedi character to go with the costume and wrote a short story: Star Wars: Ghosts of Memory. I hadn’t really delved into fan fiction too much before but had a lot of fun with it. I may try to write some more short stories about my character eventually. 🙂
I’ve also definitely caught the sewing/cosplay bug again and I’m working on a “Force Awakens” Rey costume now that I’ll hopefully get done in time so I can wear it for Episode VIII. Now I’m also trying to convince my husband to let me make him a Kylo Ren costume… 😉