Where to buy a Karate 'Gi' uniform shirt in Orlando?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Bradleyfett, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,341
    OK, I feel a little dumb for not thinking of this before- instead of trolling for a seamstress here to make me a Farmboy Luke-style tunic, I could just use a Karate Gi and a little Rit dye.

    The thing is this: I could order one on-line, but being the impatient person I am, I'd rather go pick one up at a local Martial Arts Supply. Does anyone know of such a place in the Orlando area? Preferrably towards the SE end of town?

    Thanks for any info.

    Mark
     
  2. Prop-Maker

    Prop-Maker Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    705
    Did you try the yellow pages? I searched they internet for local retailers for ya, but didn't find anything except schools/studios.

    To be honest, with all the found items in A New Hope, I'm surprised they DIDN'T use a Karate Gi.
     
  3. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,341
    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Prop-Maker @ Apr 30 2006, 04:51 AM) [snapback]1235755[/snapback]</div>

    I did try the yellow pages and there are a couple on the other side of town, but you never know- there might be something else around.

    RE: Using a Gi in ANH- I got to wondering that myself since just about everybody on Tatooine was wearing one. That would have been a easy say to outfit everyone.

    Mark
     
  4. AlderaanGirl

    AlderaanGirl Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    555
    Outside of trying the yellow pages for Martial Arts Supplies, you should try calling around local "karate" or "martial arts" schools. Being someone who has studied martial arts, I can tell you that at most karate schools you can buy a "gi". Some of the schools may have to order, if that is the case then you might as well go to: http://www.centuryfitness.com/?gclid=CP64h...CFSIXFQodlBcCWw or something similar and just order one. Or perhaps go on ebay. I've seen gi's there too.

    Good luck
     

Share This Page