A couple of weeks ago I posted that I had a friend who wanted me to make him a Star Wars themed costume, well, he has made his decision that he wants a Jedi Temple Guard costume. This is exciting and terrifying all at the same time. Exciting because it is an interesting character that we rarely see in cosplay photography, and that I have only found one other rendition of the costume done that is not the same as the Jedi Temple Guards that are in The Clone Wars series. I suspect there is another pictorial version in a video game or perhaps the 2D version of Clone Wars. So making a costume that has not been made very often or perhaps not at all in real life is very exciting yet terrifying.
Why terrifying you may ask? There are no patterns and I will need to figure this out all by myself, not to mention that the character’s clothing only exists in cartoon form. There never was an actual human that needed to be dressed as this character since it does not appear in the live action movies. It will be up to me to decide what materials will look as much as possible like the cartoon version. And the one thing to remember about cartoon clothing, the cartoonist doesn’t have to make sure the actor can move or is comfortable in the gear.
So regardless, I am excited about this challenge, and I will post updates from time to time about my progress. And who knows, perhaps what I learn will help someone else make their own Jedi Temple Guard costume in the future.
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