Monday, October 30, 2006

Hayden Christensen, eat your heart out

At last....*drumroll please*...Ben's surprise Halloween costume!

He's a huge Star Wars fan, so I made him an Anakin Skywalker costume, from Episode III. After a month and a half of work, three restarts on the outer tunic, almost every bolt of brown fabric Joann's has, and no opportunity to try it on a real person, I *finally* gave it to him this past weekend. It fit (mostly...needs a few tweaks)! And even more importantly, he loved it!

The cloak is made of a synthetic material that is dark brown on one side and black on the other. All the seams are french seams, so it is very tidy on the inside.

The tabards are synthetic leather, but they look and feel quite real. The inner and outer tunics and pants are all cotton. The large part of the belt is flannel.

And a closeup. I may be a bit biased, but I think he's the best looking Jedi this side of the Universe. :-D

This is the image I was working from. Overall, I think I put together a very believeable replica.

I used a pattern for the cloak, tabards, and inner tunic, but made up my own outer tunic and pants patterns. The boots and thin outer belt were purchased, but everything else was made. Oh, and the lightsaber came from his personal collection. ;)

Let me know what you think!


Gloria said...

Awesome job! You really went above and beyond!

Hope Lloyd said...

fabulous!! great job!! (animegirlie)