Hello everybody, as you can tell from the title I don’t have a saber to showcase today (don’t worry I do have more hilts – I haven’t run out yet!) but I do have a small update to my Jedi costume to bring you. Back on May 4th I revealed my new Jedi costume I put together and I stated that I needed to buy a few more parts and accessories (belt pouches and food capsules). Well I haven’t bought those accessories because I sensed a bit of a shift in what costume parts were available to buy online. It seems that the online cosplay stores are beginning to focus on the newer Star Wars material and shows ,”The Mandalorian” and “The Bad Batch” and producing more costumes such as Mando armour for Boba Fett, Jango Fett and Din Djarin (Mando himself) , Moff Gideon and the clones from The Bad Batch. The stores also seemed to be slow at restocking Jedi tunic sets so I felt I needed to buy another as a spare set before they are phased out completely. Phasing the tunics out probably won’t happen but I didn’t want to risk it, so I actually bought TWO more sets – another white/cream coloured set as seen here:
Then I decided to buy a second set in what was described as the “Brown” tunic set similar to that which Obi-Wan wore in Episode II and III (the mustard brown crepe material version). I did this so I had a contrasting outfit that I could change to when I felt like it. However there was a bit of a quirk with the costume which I’ll explain about after I show you the product images for the Brown Tunic set from Cosplaysky.com .
The costume jacket and sashes do look like a tan/light brown colour but in reality when my purchase arrived it had a bit of a greenish tinge depending on the lighting. I was a bit unsure of the colour at first but later thought this made it rather unique. Anyway I still had my regular white/cream version and I could keep this one as a reserve. The funny thing is this “brown” version has grown on me and I like it a lot more now. But of course you haven’t seen it yet so here are a few rough pictures of me wearing it. I apologise before hand that the pics aren’t magazine photoshoot quality – they were taken by Mrs Tyeth using a camera phone but again I think Mrs T did well considering we don’t have a photo studio! Here’s the pics:
It turns out that this “brown” tunic set works really well with the fabulous robe that I bought from Creativesewandsew and the belt from Leather3dneon on ETSY. I won’t add links to these vendors at this time as Creativesewandsew are on a break to allow them to catch up on processing orders and Eugene at Leather3Dneon doesn’t have the belt on sale at the moment. However if you check out my May 4th post you will find the links are there.
So I am pleased I purchased the extra two sets when I did and it seems my newly acquired knowledge at assembling a costume has proved useful for the members of the lightsaber forum I belong to. I have been able to share advice with them about the tunics I’ve bought and how I made the sizing/fitting alterations. AND….it seems I have become an unofficial “poster Jedi” for the costume…I did a Google search for Jedi robes to see which other online store still have them in stock and guess who showed up in the images that were returned? Have a look at this screenshot and see if you can see any familiar faces….
Yes I seem to have been picked out by Google as a Jedi fashion model 😎😁. And with that I have just about come to the end of this mini update. Regards sabers and designs, I have had some fantastic feedback from the members of SaberForum.com where I have posted my recent hilts and some members suggested I attempt to really add some detailed “weathering” and “aging” to my creations so I have been busy researching how to add simulated dirt, grime and scratches to make my sabers look used and/or old. But fear not as next week I should have another Star Trek hilt and after that I have a saber for the first Sith Lord to exist in Star Wars history and lore – and it’s rather ostentatious! I hope you will all return to see those and more in coming weeks, but for now I’d like to thank you for your visit today. Last week I received a message from WordPress that I had been blogging for FIVE years and that is down to the support I get from you all, new or regular visitors so thanks very much. With that….Till next time….
Cosplaysky’s collection of Star Wars inspired costumes can be found here: https://cossky.com/collections/star-wars-1
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