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How to make a Jedi Knight costume

The heroes of the "Star Wars" film series -- the Jedi Knights -- are a popular fancy dress costume choice. You can put a Jedi costume together from materials around the house, and add a toy lightsabre to complete the outfit. Toy lightsabres come in different colours. In the film series, usually only the Sith -- those who follow the dark side -- carry a red blade. If you want to make a Sith Lord costume, follow the same instructions, but wear black and carry a red lightsabre.

Main costume

Put on the karate top. Wrap it around you how you want it to fit. Put straight pins in where the shirt overlaps. Take off the shirt.

Sew Velcro on to the part of the shirt that tucks under the other side. Sew the fuzzy piece on the underside of the piece that goes over.

Wrap a piece of leather around the lightsabre. Remove the lightsabre and sew the leather loop on to the belt.

Put the trousers on, then the shirt. Don't tuck the shirt in. Put the belt on top of the shirt and fasten in back. Put the boots on and tuck the trousers into the boots. Put the robe on. Put the lightsabre back in the belt.

Jedi hair-do

The way you wear your hair depends on the type of Jedi you are. If you are a master, wear it however you want. A padawan learner, however, always has a braid.

Pull all the hair back except for a few strands. Braid the strands together. The braid should sit over your shoulder.

If you have short hair, braid yarn or fake hair together and use a hair clip to attach.

Things You'll Need

  • Wide brown belt
  • White karate top
  • Loose fitting brown trousers
  • Brown boots
  • Long brown robe or cloak
  • Toy lightsabre
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Velcro
  • Pins
  • Hair clip
  • Fake hair or yarn
  • Thin leather
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Racheal Ambrose started writing professionally in 2007. She has worked for the minority publishing company Elite Media Group Inc., Ball Bearings online magazine, "Ball State Daily News" and "The Herald Bulletin." Her articles focus on minority and women's issues, children, crafts, housekeeping and green living. Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ball State University.