This is a topic that I've been researching for years, but unfortunately, there have been, so far, very few people able to help with it. Over the years, between costuming and prop forums such as this one, and various Star Wars forums, there have been a couple topics here and there in which people were researching the Jedi robes/garb seen in Bioware's video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, with the ultimate goal being to recreate them as wearable costumes for those of us that like to go to conventions and other events as Jedi.
The only problem is that the "standard" Jedi robes seen in the game always ends up getting ignored. Many people have recreated the more unique Jedi and Sith robes... Bastila Shan's outfits, Darth Revan's robes, Juhani's outfit... but the "standard" Jedi outfit, with its memorable tuxedo-like tails, the outfit that is worn by most of the Jedi Council members in the game and the outfit that a typical male Jedi character will spend the bulk of the game wearing, keeps getting ignored time and time again.
First off, some clarification, to (hopefully) help avoid posts that would stray too far from the specific topic at hand:
Now then, best place to start, in my opinion, is with pictures of the Jedi garb in question. These are the best screen captures I could find. Sadly, they're not nearly as high res as I'd like, but that can't be helped. Nobody seems to want to post screen caps of this game in anything like a decent resolution.
- This topic is specifically for researching and ultimately recreating the "standard" Jedi robes/garb seen in Bioware's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game that was released several years ago on the PC and Xbox, and ONLY those robes/outfits from THAT game. In KOTOR 2, programmed by Obsidian, the Jedi are seen wearing the same basic robes worn by Jedi nearly 4,000 years later, in the time of the prequel movies. So plenty of resources already exist for recreating robes of that style. Any discussion of the Jedi robes from KOTOR 2 would therefore be redundant.
- My ultimate goal here is to own a KOTOR-style Jedi outfit that I can wear to conventions and other events. So I will especially value feedback from those who can MAKE such an outfit for me. I have absolutely ZERO sewing and tailoring skills, so I will NOT be attempting to make this outfit myself.
- As this is a thread specifically about researching the outfits in question to ultimately make replicas of them, this thread will have a TON of images in it. Those of you with slow internet connections, consider yourselves warned!
First up is the most standard color scheme this outfit comes in, which is ultimately the color scheme I'd want to own it in. The typical male Jedi character will spend A LOT of time wearing this outfit. Found these screen caps over at IGN.Com...
Notice how the outer tunic is like an extended form of the outer tunics worn in the movies, where the tunic is longer, and the overlapping "flaps" wrap around behind the wearer's back, forming the tuxedo-like "tails". Very unique and very cool, but still instantly recognizable as being a Jedi. I've loved this outfit ever since the first time I saw it on screen.
Here's some closeups from dialogue scenes, which allow a slightly better look at the outer tunic, and the shoulder pads on it.
Some very early screen shots showed an alternate color scheme that Obi-Wan would approve of...
...but I can no longer remember if I ever actually saw that color scheme in the final game. One thing that you DEFINITELY see is these robes in bold, bright colors, such as blue and red...
It appears to me that the design of the outer tunic might need to be tweaked just the tiniest bit to make it work in real life, as the in-game graphics show a garment that seems a little "off" in terms of how the garment overlaps itself. At least to me, anyway.
More to come...