Star Wars Halloween Costumes: Anakin and Obi-Wan

The past two years, my boys have wanted to be Ninjagos or other Lego characters. This year they are all about Star Wars.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates What can I say? They like themes.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Owen opted for Obi-Wan. Seems fitting for this wise older brother.

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Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Reid, even more appropriately wanted to be Anakin…just as he starts to turn over to the dark side. He has always had a flair for the dramatic. :)

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates

Oh, but I forgot his robot hand! That what I get for trying to take pictures without my husband. He is always so good to remember details like that.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates The thing I love the most is that they have never argued over wanting to have the same costume. At least, not yet. (Knock on wood) Since, they fight about everything else, it’s nice to have them agree on that.

Our scenery here isn’t really Star Wars suitable, so let’s pretend they are on Endor….

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Before you think I am a Star Wars buff for knowing that, I had to ask my Facebook friends for scenery  help. :) I didn’t want to take the pictures just anywhere. I took these pictures mainly for my boys to have, so I wanted the context to fit.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Luckily, we have a nearby park full of just mature pine trees. It’s the perfect fantasy setting.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates The basis of their costumes are knit pajamas I made using THIS sewing pattern. I wanted this part of the costume to be well sewn with good interlock knit fabric, so they could use the pieces as actual pajamas later. I love this pattern. I have used it several times, and plan to sew Nat’s Christmas pj’s from it this year.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Their vests are completely no-sew. I just cut a front slit and neck hole in a long rectangle cut just wider than their shoulders and belted them on. For Owen, I used some inexpensive Jet Set costume grade knit. For Reid I used some felt backed pleather I found in the red tag fabrics at Jo-Ann. Actually all the fabric is from Jo-Ann! The pleather didn’t move with him quite as well and bunched up easily, but I felt it was much more dark side “Anakin” looking.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates I used the same pleather material for the belts, and their boots are just chore boots/ rain boots from Wal-Mart.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates The hooded capes are made from polyester/ponte knits. I wanted to make these a little more durable as well so they can be used for future costumes (Harry Potter, wizard, anything!). I left the inside seams unfinished, but hemmed the most visible raw edges.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates For the pattern, I used the Five and Ten Designs Volume Two e-book pattern as a basis. I measured from the back of the bottom of their necks to their just above their heels to determine how long I needed each cape. Then I widened and flared out the front and back pieces, and the sleeves. I also enlarged the armscye. I was in quick and dirty sewing mode, so I didn’t adjust the sleeve to fit my new armscye perfectly, but just good enough. For the hood I exaggerated the volume like crazy but kept the neckline the same so it would fit on the cape correctly.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates I almost didn’t make them capes at all, but I am so glad I did. It really completes their looks, and will provide extra warmth and protection from the drizzly rain forecast-ed for today, without killing their costume.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates Their light sabers are just a pool noodle cut in half.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates I wanted to make ours look like THESE cool ones, but it was one of the details that fell through the cracks. They don’t care though. As long as they can whack each other with them, they’re happy. :)

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates As for the light saber glow, those are just an editing trick! I used the brush feature in Adobe Lightroom. When you click on the brush tool, adjust the settings so the brightness slider is set far to the right, increase the saturation, and select a color tint.

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates I took these pictures for my boys to cherish when they get older, but I think I may have to print and frame one or two for their room!

Happy Halloween!

May the Force be with you….

Star Wars Costumes...Obi-Wan and Anakin // Delia Creates

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