In the Star Wars universe, a Padawan is an apprentice Jedi knight, studying under a Jedi master. Like the Jedi knights, Padawans live a rather monastic life and their apparel reflects this lifestyle. Simple in color and style, a Padawan costume is comfortable and easy to wear. Whether you're putting together a Halloween costume or getting ready for DragonCon, manipulate common items to create your own custom Padawan outfit.
Things You'll Need
- Cotton kimono
- Brown fabric dye
- V-neck t-shirt
- Khaki pants
- Knee-high boots
- Wide brown leather belt
- Brown hooded bathrobe
Use common fabric dye to change a cotton kimono into a brown or tan shade. Any sort of brown color will do, as all Padawans have slightly different coloration in their clothing.
Put on a V-neck t-shirt. This will represent the under-robe by showing the neck, but won't give you the bulk of actually wearing another robe under the one that you show.
Don a pair of khaki pants. Make the pants well-fitting without being tight. Tuck the t-shirt into the pants. Add a pair of brown knee-high boots, as plain as possible, like English riding boots, not cowboy boots.
Place the brown kimono over the t-shirt and pants. Cross the leading edges of the kimono over in front, like you would a bathrobe. Place a wide brown leather belt around your waist, fastening the kimono closed.
Clip a light saber to your leather belt. Add a cell phone holster, tool bag or other leather pouch.
Finish off the look with a brown hooded bathrobe. The larger the robe the better, as you should look almost overwhelmed in this garment. Wear a robe with big sleeves, a bit hood and a large amount of fabric in the body.
Tips & Warnings
- Make some of your articles of clothing black if your character is flirting with the Dark Side of the Force.
- Photo Credit Christian Petersen/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images
How to Make a T-Shirt Into a Halter Top
One of the fashion trends this season is the retro '70s look, with everything in floral prints and bright colors. Halter tops...
How to Make Robes From Fleece Blankets
Making a fleece robe from a fleece blanket can be an interesting project to try. Even if you don't have a fleece...
How to Create a Vampire Costume
There are a few different looks you can go for when making a vampire costume, the elegant vampire is one of them....
How to Make an Obi-Wan Costume
Obi-Wan Kenobi is the heroic Jedi master in George Lucas' Star Wars saga. He is a very popular character with both children...
How to Make a Kimono From a T-Shirt
If you're looking for some fun craft projects to try with your kids, find some old T-shirts. Instead of tossing out those...
How to Make a Padme Costume
Padme Amidala, played by actress Natalie Portman, is a character from the Star Wars movie series. She is queen of the planet...
Homemade Jedi Knight Costume
Use the force, and a few crafting supplies, to create your own Jedi Knight costume. The Jedi Knight costume has gone through...