Jedi Librarian/Archivist/Historian

Note: For face characters, all costumers should strive for a close resemblance to the character's hair shape and color, facial hair or lack thereof, as well as any body decorations the character may have, such as tattoos and piercings. For hair color, unless exact color is required by the standard, all natural hair colors are accepted.

If the character does not have tattoos, piercings etc. then the costumer should cover up/remove any tattoos, piercings etc. they may have when wearing the costume.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

Jedi librarians, also called Jedi scholars, were members of the Jedi Order who had chosen to pursue the teachings of the Consular, specializing as a Lore Keeper. These Jedi were dedicated to safeguarding and updating the Order’s libraries and the Jedi Temple Archives. Source Wookieepedia


REQUIRED ITEMS

1. Outer Tunic (when not using a dress):

a. Sleeved. Sleeves should hang at least to the wrist when the arms are held down at the side.

b. Martial arts clothing in any form is unapprovable.

c. OTs can be sleeveless as long as an Inner Tunic (IT) is worn and is long sleeved. No bare-armed Generic Jedi.

d. OTs have a collar approximately 2 inches (5 cm) wide.

e. OTs length may be variable and can extend to the floor. OTs minimal length should be long enough to cover the wearer’s buttocks and crotch area. Mid-thigh is optimal. OTs are generally made in a fashion where there is a full skirt (attached to the main body of the OT) where the seam is hidden by the obi.

f. OTs minimum length must cover crotch and buttocks, when wearing pants.

2. Dress: (Example: Atris):

Like OTs, they are floor length.

When a dress, no skirt and pants are needed.

3. Inner Tunic:

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) or dickies or tunics/shirts with a Mandarin collar

a. If the OT is sleeveless, then an IT must be worn and must have long sleeves.

4. Pants or Skirts:

a. Pants should be nondescript 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. No Corellian Blood Stripes (Han Solo Pants).

e. Skirts (those separate from the OT) are floor length.

5. Tabards:

There are geometrical pattern on the tabards.

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. Front tabards do not overlap, but can touch under the obi. Tabards may cross 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. Leather or pleather tabards permitted.

f. Tabard width should 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 is proportional to the costumer’s body.

6. Obi (sash):

The obi wraps around the waist, and is approximately 4 to 6 inches wide 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.

7. Option A: Skirt:

a. Skirts (those separate from the OT) are floor length.

Option B: Pants

a. Pants should be non-descript without decoration. Traditional pants pockets are permitted, but must not be visible (e.g. hidden under the skirt of the OT).

8. Boots or shoes:

When wearing skirt or dress:

Footwear is low heeled and closed-toed.

When wearing pants:

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 inches). Extensions 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. Buckles are permitted, but should complement the boot and not detract from the overall look of the Jedi costume.

e. Low-heeled 1 to 1 1/2 inches maximum.

f. Mini-Chaps (not above the knee) are allowed.

OPTIONAL ITEMS

1. Librarian Tools: Example Jocasta Nu.

2. Jedi Robe or Cloak (Cape):

Large Jedi robe or cloak (cape) with attached over-sized hood, similar to Prequel movie canon robes/cloaks.

a. A hooded cape with side splits is permitted.

b. The hood should be large enough so that (1) when the hood is up, the sides of the hood drape to extend to or cover the shoulders and (2) when down, the tip of the hood should fall near the small of the back (or lower).

c. The sleeves should be full and flare larger on the hand end. When the hand end of the robe sleeve is closed, the length of the end of the sleeve should be at least half the length of the costumers arm (or longer). The circumference of the robe sleeve opening (at the hand) should be at least as long as the sleeve (from shoulder to the hem).

d. The overall body of the robe or cloak/cape should be full.

e. The length of the robe or cloak/cape should be hemmed no shorter than two inches off the floor.

3. Lightsaber:

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.

4. Pouches:

Big brown suede pouch on below the obi rounded and gathered with a thick cord at the top (drawstring type).


COSTUME RESOURCES

1. RL Jedi forum

Standard reviewed by the Costume Standards Committee 6 April 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 Detachment Officer for your category about parts/materials you are considering before you start your build, or post a ‘Work in Progress’ (WIP) thread on the forum. (LCJ listing here)




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