Jedi – A Jedi was a member of the Jedi Order, who studied, served and used the mystical energies of the Force; usually, the light side of the Force. The weapon of the Jedi was the lightsaber, a weapon with a blade made of pure energy. The Jedi fought for peace and justice in the Galactic Republic, usually against their mortal enemies, the Sith and Dark Jedi, who studied the dark side of the Force. Although the Order was almost destroyed five times, including once by the Sith Empire of Darth Revan, by the Sith Triumvirate under Darth Nihilus during the First Jedi Purge shortly after, 4,000 years after that, by the Great Jedi Purge of Darth Sidious, and a century afterwords by Darth Krayt’s Galactic Empire and it’s Third Jedi Purge, the order continued to live on, in part due to the Skywalker family who time and time again played important parts in the history of the Jedi.
For Outer Tunics, Inner Tunics, Tabards, Obi, Pants and Robes/Cloaks(capes): Earth tone colors, preferably shades of brown, gray, 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) colors are allowed (examples would include: red, pink, neon green, etc.). Combinations of red and black are not allowed, as they are considered Sith colors.
– Tight: reach under the forearms armour/gauntlets (no long arm inner tunic needed).
– Wide: end above the elbow (long arm inner tunic needed)
b) OTs may be sleeveless as long as an Inner Tunic (IT) is worn and is long sleeved. No bare-armed Generic Jedi.
c) OT’s should have a collar approximately 2 inches (5cm) wide.
d) OTs overall length is minimum mid-thigh and may extend to the floor.
e) No Kimonos’s, karate/judo gi or gi like construction allowed.
May be a full tunic or a false tunic (meaning a collar, neck portion and sleeves may be added to a shirt or t-shirt). Dickies or tunics/shirts with a Mandarin collar are allowed.
a) If the OT is sleeveless, then an IT must be worn and must have long sleeves.
b) Blouses and standard store bought turtlenecks may be used, but will not be considered ITs for the purposes of costume requirements.
Must extend at least to or past the bottom hem of the OT on the front. The back tabards may end under the obi or may extend to (or past) the bottom hem of the OT (or may be the same length as the front tabards). This guideline is obviously for the more traditional length OTs. For OTs that are longer (past the knee or to the floor or where a full length skirt is worn), the tabard length would be more variable.
a) 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.
b) Scarf-style tabards, having an around-the-neck design, are permitted.
c) A single front tabard, centrally located (covering the crotch area) is permitted.
d) The end of the front tabard(s) may have a variable design (square, rounded, triangular, octagonal, etc).
e) 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).
f) Leather or pleather tabards are permitted.
g) 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.
h) Kataginu are not permitted.
The obi wraps around the waist, and should be approximately three times the width of the belt and/or of a similar width as the tabards.
a) Obi closures (Velcro, snaps, etc.) should not be visible.
b) Leather or pleather Obi are permitted.
c) Obi may have borders.
a) Pants should largely be non-descript without decoration. Traditional pants pockets are permitted, but must not be visible (e.g., hidden under the skirt of the OT).
b) No Cargo pants.
c) No hakamas.
d) Skirts (those separate from the OT) should be long enough so that no bare skin is visible, and may be floor length.
e) No Corellian Blood Stripes (Han Solo Pants).
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.
a) Thinner secondary belt cannot be loose or “sag”.
b) 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.
a) 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.
b) Belt closures (Velcro, snaps, etc.) should not be visible.
c) No Earth-bound buckles or buckles that obviously belong to an Earth-bound period, culture or to other sci-fi/fantasy genres.
Brown or Black Boots – Leather or leather-like (no rubber boots).
a) Mid-calf, but not above the knee. (motorcycle boots, or “engineer” boots, ~ 14″) Extentions like seen in the movie are allowed).
b) No visible laces or outside zippers. When necessary, inside zippers are permitted.
c) Straps & shin-spats are allowed but not required (though can be used to cover laces and zippers).
d) Boots and belts should match (be of a complimentary color), i.e., black and black or brown and brown. No black/brown combinations.
e) Buckles are permitted, but should complement the boot and not detract from the overall look of the Jedi costume.
f) Low-heeled 1 – 1 1/2 inches maximum. Spike heels are not permitted.
g) Mini-Chaps (not above the knee) are allowed.
h) Lower leg armour (plastic) have to be combined with white clone boots.
(No toy sabers, no Ultimate FX short saber). The lightsaber may be a static prop (hilt-only).
Attached blade(s), LED lights, and sound effects, are allowed but not required.
a) Metal hilt lightsabers are preferred, though custom lightsabers constructed of other materials are permitted.
b) Blade colors accepted are: blue, green, yellow, orange, white and violet. No red, pink or black blades.
c) Double-blade sabers are allowed.
Covertec or similar style lightsaber clip OR a hook/clip for lightsaber on belt.
a) For the “hook/clip” type of lightsaber attachment, the lightsaber (itself) will likely have a D-ring (similar to the connection system for the armored Darth Vader and Old Ben lightsabers).
Style 1) Clone-styled forearms armour (realistic style). White only.
Style 2) Clone-styled forearms armour (animated style). White only.
Style 3) Clone wars-styled Jedi General forearms armour (animated style). White only.
Style 4) Heavy leather gauntlets.
Food pellets (at least one set of four) Food pellets should be painted a metallic color and may be gold, silver, bronze, copper or pewter. Other metallic colors are not permitted.
Two (or more) utility pouches or resin cast utility boxes. ( Leather or leather-like material or resin cast boxes, as seen in the Star Wars universe).
a) The paint scheme on resin cast boxes should blend well with the overall costume.
b) Bags are not pouches, and are not permitted to serve as a pouch/box option.[/color]
Comlink on armoured forearm.
2. Armour Hand Plate attached to a black gloves- White only. Either animated or realistic clone style, but must be the correct one that fits with the style of the lower arm armour.
3. Lower leg armour- White only. Either animated or realistic clone style, but must be the correct one that fits with the style of the lower arm armour.
4. Upper chest armour in combination with shoulder bells – White only. Either animated or realistic clone style, but must be the correct one that fits with the style of the lower arm armour.
6. Clone Trooper Helmet . Either animated or realistic clone style, but must be the correct one that fits with the style of the lower arm armour.
7. Special jedi general neck/should armour (animated style).
8. Hooded capes or full jedi cloak like seen on references.
Standard updated by the Costume Standards Committee 13 March 2018
PLEASE NOTE: The costume standards are a guide, yet are not an all inclusive outline of required elements. The judges will be looking for quality of workmanship, accurate execution and use of materials in addition to these general standards check lists. If you have a question about fabrics, colours, and parts choices for your build please contact the LCJs for your category about parts/materials you are considering before you start your build. (LCJ listing here)