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Women’s Jedi Costume Tutorial

   Check out how I made my Women’s Jedi Costume!

My daughter’s Ewok costume was easy to make, I finished her outfit within a day. My costume on the other hand I didn’t know what I was going to do.  I looked online for tutorials and patterns and came up empty-handed.  I knew I wasn’t going to spend a lot of money on this either; it was for Halloween and playing dress up with my daughter.  Why did I want to make my costume vs. buying it?  I saw the “Jedi” costumes on the market, and frankly, I was disappointed in the quality of them.

So as far as a pattern what I ended up using was a “Jedi” costume.  I got a great deal on it!  I went to jet.com, and they had an offer for first-time customers, where they got $15-$20 off a purchase along with free shipping.  I paid $20 for the costume, which I would use as my pattern.  I figured I could use the pattern again, just scale back in size for my daughter.  As soon as I got it, the costume’s fabric was so thin and cheap.
Details for my costume:

I already had:

Fall leather boots

black denim jeans

grey long sleeved shirt

I bought:

Star Wars FX Hasbro Lightsaber-Qui-Gon Jinn 

(with it being green, same color as Luke’s in Return of the Jedi)

Star Wars FX Hasbro Lightsaber-Obi-Wan Kenobi

–I found these on Amazon, but the prices of them have gone way up.  I have seen that GameStop stores sell them.

Yeah, I would like to have a real lightsaber, but $300+, seriously!  Plus, these are more kid-friendly, as my daughter and I like to play with them.

I had to make:

Jedi Tunic




I went to Joann Fabric’s and picked up:

-brown cotton fabric for my robe (you should use wool, but that was way too expensive for me)

-natural linen colored fabric for the tunic

-dark green vinyl fabric for the tabards and belt (similar to Anakin’s  in episode 2 and 3, I chose this as it was on clearance for less than $8 a yard)

Let’s Get Sewing!


The Pattern for my robe 

As far as my hems on the robe, I just had them cut at the proper length and followed with a tight zig-zag stitch. I even put in a pocket in the robe so I could carry my lightsaber.  I measured the blade, cut a piece of brown fabric to the length and sewed it in.  It came out great! 

Jedi Tunic:

For my Jedi Tunic, I followed this video on making your patterns from clothes in your closet.  Instead of pattern paper, because it’s expensive, I bought a roll of brown packing paper as it was on clearance.  You could even use tissue paper and tape it together.  In her video she had cardboard underneath, yeah I didn’t do that.  I pinned the Jedi tunic costume to the paper and traced half the body and then the sleeve separately.  Ladies, if you have a tunic in your closet, you could even use this!

I put in a zipper at the back of the shirt as well.  

The Tabards & Belt:

This was very easy to make.  I decided on 8 inches for a dramatic look.  I multiplied it by two.  I measured from the middle of my back to middle of my thigh, for the length (where I wanted the tabard to stop). I folded the fabric in half with the right sides of the fabric touching each other.  Sewed it up, except for one bottom side so that I could reverse it. I then sewed it to the belt.  Women's Jedi Costume Tutorial by using a cheap "Jedi" costume as my pattern Women's Jedi Costume Tutorial by using a cheap "Jedi" costume as my pattern  Women's Jedi Costume Tutorial by using a cheap "Jedi" costume as my pattern    

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