Do you ever feel like you could cut a TIE Fighter in half with your lightsaber? If so, why not take a stab at making your very own Obi-Wan Kenobi costume?
This blog post will walk you through the process of creating the perfect outfit, from head to toe, for your Obi-Wan look. Ready to begin? Let’s hop on our speeder bike and get started!
Time to start gathering the items you need to make an authentic Obi-Wan Kenobi costume! To achieve a realistic look, you’ll need to find the following types of materials in either your local costuming store or online:
-Medium weight fabric such as twill or heavy cotton with minimal stretch for the tunic and pants.
-Soft, thin fabric for the undertunic and belt ties.
-Lightweight faux suede for Obi-Wan’s robe.
-A long tan sash or buy premade Jedi robes with attached sashes.
-Black boots or shoes (depending on height).
-Leather belt with metal buckle.
-Heat gun, thick black thread, and hand sewing needles to finish off any needed adjustments.
Now that you have your supplies ready to go, let’s start crafting Obi-Wan’s iconic outfit together!
Create the Robe
Start with a white cloak or long trench coat. The length should go to just below your knees. It can either be closed in front with a button or kept open. If you are making a cloak out of fabric, measure two yards and cut two large pieces of fabric in the shape of circles.
Sew the edges onto the cloth to create a hood and hem up the sides. Then sew one side onto your cloak to create a closed Obi-Wan style look or leave open if desired. The lining color can be changed depending on whether you are looking for an Episode I – III or original trilogy style robe.
Craft the Belt
You can choose to purchase a ready-made belt, which will typically come with the pouches and gi cloth already attached, or you could craft your own. If you decide to make it yourself, first measure around your waist to determine your waist size.
With this measurement in hand, use a sturdy fabric — denim works well — and cut out four equal lengths of fabric that just wrap around your waist when gathered together. Make sure each strip is wide enough for decorative items like pouches and buckles.
Next, attach two pieces of fabric running horizontally about one inch above each other. This will create two pockets where you can attach belts and buckles as well as serve as a place for smaller pouches or staples such as Obi-Wan’s miniature food capsule.
After attaching these two pieces, stitch the remaining two strips around them in order to create a rectangle so that all four final sides meet at the center backline. At this point you can add extra buttons or snaps for closure if desired—just make sure it looks authentic!
Finally finish off your belt by adding leather straps or velcro closures in whatever style you please; consider finding inspiration from images online or from movies themselves!
Assemble the Costume
Start by gathering all of the items that you will need for the costume. The main components are as follows:
-Light brown trousers or pants
-Light brown tunic
-Long brown cloak or cape
-White tabard (long vest or overshirt)
-Dark brown leather belt with fabric sash attached
-Pouches and holsters (optional)
-Dark grey boots
Depending on the style of your costume, it may also be necessary to purchase additional elements such as a wig and beard, lightsaber, gauntlets/gloves and other accessories.
Once you have all of the materials ready, start putting together your costume in an accurate likeness to Obi Wan. Make sure to pay attention to small details such as the appropriate color palette and silhouette of Obi Wan’s classic wardrobe.
On the other hand you can do a spin-off of Obi Wan, something like he joined the dark side and has a dark saber replica. Put everything on in order so that when it is complete you will be able to transport yourself out of this universe – into a galaxy far far away!
To complete your look, you will need to add some of the finishing touches. A bald cap or a hood will allow you to cover up your hair and keep it out of sight. The hood should be made from a long brown fabric that drapes over the top of your body.
Next, you’ll need a lightsaber. This can be constructed from PVC pipe or some other material with an LED installed in it for lighting. Other items like gloves, boots, and belts can also be found at costume stores to help create a more authentic look. Finally, add some make-up to accentuate your facial features and make it look like you’re actually in the Star Wars movies!
Show off Your Obi-Wan Kenobi Costume
Nothing says “Star Wars” fan like donning a one-of-a-kind Obi-Wan Kenobi costume. Show your Jedi loyalty by creating your own Obi-Wan Kenobi costume and displaying the signature look in a fun and creative way.
Whether you decide to make your own or purchase a pre-made version, you’ll be ready for a night that’s truly out of this world!
Personalize Your Look: Put together the perfect costume by adding several personal touches, such as leather belts, metallic accents and accessories. Find an antique store or thrift shop for extra pieces that add texture to your Obi-Wan Kenobi costume.
Try to match up colors, fabrics and textures to create an authentic look that shows off who you are as well as the character you are playing.
Create The Accessories: A few key items can make or break your costume. Start with detailed gloves, boots and any other clothing items you need for your ensemble.
Once those are taken care of, add in the iconic lightsaber using colored PVC pipe spray painted silver with small LED lights on one end of it – perfect for dueling and reenacting fight scenes from the movies! Finally, top off your look with a hooded cloak made from soft fabric like velvet or cotton gauze in a deep hue like navy blue or black.
Complete The Transformation: Last but not least show off all of your hard work! From conventions to parties or just hanging out at home with friends dressed up in apparel designed to bring out your inner Jedi master — there’s no limit when it comes to showing off what makes Obi-Wan so great!