Jedi Costume Guidelines

JEDI COSTUME GUIDELINES

Required:

 

Outer tunic (OT):

Sleeved. Sleeves should hang at least to the knuckles when the arms are held down at the side.
No kimonos, karate/judo gi or gi-like construction allowed.
OTs may be sleeveless as long as an Inner Tunic (IT) is worn and is long sleeved.
No bare-armed Jedi.
Sleeveless outer tunic may be fastened at the front and have an attached hood (recommended), though hood is not compulsory.
No vests, or sleeveless V-neck type sweaters may be worn as a sleeveless OT.
A sleeveless OT should be surcoat or standard OT style in length.
Tabards should not be worn with Ki-Adi Mundi style OT or surcoat.
Tabards are required with the standard OT style.
OTs should have a collar approximately 1 to 2 inches wide.
OTs overall length may be variable and may extend to the floor.
 OTs are generally made in fashion where there is a full skirt (attached to the main body of the OT) where the seam is hidden by the obi.

 

Tabards:

Tabard construction should be such that the front tabards do not overlap. This is often accomplished by constructing the tabards in a “Y” formation where any seam joining the tabard below the obi to the tabard above the obi is covered by the obi.
Tabards may cross in the back.
Tabards may be sewn together in the back.
Scarf-style tabards, having an around-the-neck design, are permitted.
A single front tabard, centrally located (covering the crotch area) is permitted.
The end of the front tabard(s) may have a variable design (square, rounded, triangular, octagonal, etc.)
Tabards may have borders and/or varying decorative symbols or other decorations (such as Aurebesh, etc.).
The decorations/designs should not obviously be from an Earth-bound period or culture (Renaissance, Celtic, Asian, tribal, etc.)
Leather or pleather tabards are permitted.
Tabard width should generally be from the seam at the collar of the OT to the edge of the shoulder and be a similar width as the obi.
A general width to use would be 5 inches to 6 inches wide (depending on one’s height and build).
Common sense should be used in selecting Tabard width, and the width should be proportional to the costumer’s body.
Kataginu are not permitted.

 

Obi (Sash):

Obi closures (Velcro, snaps, etc.) should not be visible.
Leather or pleather Obi are permitted.
Obi may have borders.

 

Jedi Belt:

Black or Brown Utility Belt (all belts should be proportional to wearer):

*Style A: Similar to Prequel Jedi Belts: Wide leather main ((inner, against the Obi) belt with a thinner secondary belt (outer) on top of the main belt, and a movie-style or similar buckle on the secondary belt.
Thinner secondary belt cannot be loose or “sag”.
Button studs should be used to help anchor the outer/thinner belt to the inner/wider belt.
Generally, 8, eight button studs (screw posts or Chicago Screws, preferred) are used. Sam Browne button studs are permitted.
The metal of the studs should match the metal of the buckle.

*Style B: Similar to Original Trilogy (Luke and Old Ben) belts: Singular wide leather belt with a rectangular, octagonal or oval unadorned buckle.
Belts are generally two inches to two and a half inches wide, but the width should be in proportion to the wearer.
Very tall or large costumers may need a wider belt.
Very short people may need a narrower belt.
Belt closures (Velcro, snaps, etc.) should not be visible.

No Earth-bound buckles or buckles that obviously belong to an Earth-bound period, culture or to other sci-fi/fantasy genres.
Belt and boots should match (be of a complimentary colour), i.e., black and black or brown and brown. No black/brown combinations.

 

Lightsaber:

Must be combat and performance ready. (No toy sabers, no Ultimate FX short saber).
The lightsaber must have an attached blade made of polycarbonate. Other forms of plastics are prohibited.
Blades must be a clear or coloured 1″ outside diameter by 1/8″ wall thickness or more.
Only LED-lit lightsabers are permitted. EL wire or tape are prohibited.
Metal hilt lightsabers are preferred, though custom lightsabers constructed of other materials are permitted.
Blade colours accepted are: blue, green, yellow, orange, white and violet.
No red, pink or black blades.
Double-bladed sabers are allowed.
Pike designs are allowed.

Lightsaber Clip:

Covertec or similar style lightsaber clips OR a hook/clip for lightsaber on belt.
For the hook/clip type of lightsaber attachment, the lightsaber (itself) will likely have a D-ring (similar to the connection system for the armoured Darth Vader and Old Ben lightsabers).

 

Pants or skirt:

Pants should largely be nondescript without decoration.
Traditional pants pockets are permitted, but must not be visible (e.g., hidden under the skirt of the OT).
Cargo pants are permitted but pockets have to be at the side only.
No hakamas.
Skirts (those separate from the OT) should be long enough so that no bare skin is visible, and may be floor length.
No Corellian Blood Stripes (Han Solo Pants).

 

Boots:

Brown or Black boots – Leather or leather-like (no rubber boots).
Over-the-calf, but not above the knee.
No visible laces or outside zippers. When necessary, inside zippers are permitted.
Straps & shin-spats are allowed but not required (though can be used to cover laces and zippers).
Boots and belts should match (be of a complimentary colour), i.e., black and black or brown and brown. No black/brown combinations
Buckles are permitted, but should complement the boot and not detract from the overall look of the Jedi costume.
Low-heeled 1 – 1 1/2 inches maximum. Spike heels are not permitted.
No visible T-shirts.
Permitted Colours for Outer Tunics, Inner Tunics, Tabards, Obi, Pants and Robes/Cloaks/Capes: 
Earth tone colours, preferably shades of brown, grey, black and white. Other earth tones are allowed (greens, blues, yellows, violets and reds (where the reds are darker and in the burgundy family), but should be muted. No bright or loud (sharp) colours are allowed (examples would include: red, pink, neon green, etc.). Combinations of red and black are not allowed, as they are considered Sith colours.
Colours of the Generic Jedi costume may be mixed and matched (except for the belt and boots).
FightSaber Grand Council members are the final authority on colour.
If in doubt, contact a Local Master for an opinion on proposed colour combinations before construction.

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