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Jocasta Nu
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Member:  Red5mom (Devon Meyers)
Active Legion Member
Freedom Base
Character Name:  Jocasta Nu
Costume Type:  Jedi
Formal/Canon
Species:  Human
Rank:
Master
Lightsabre Color:
Yellow

Character/Costume Description

"Jocasta Nu was a female Human who
served as the Chief Librarian of the Jedi
Archives during the final days of the
Galactic Republic, with a penchant for
being a bit overconfident in the
completeness of her Archives. Her
patterned robes bore the symbols of the
Ansata, representing her devotion to
knowledge and learning. During her
career, Nu served as a member of the
Jedi High Council and trained many
Padawans. Jocasta Nu died when the
501st
Legion ransacked the Jedi Temple at the
end of the Clone Wars." (Taken from
Wookiepedia)

This costume took be 4 months to
construct. The Outer tunic, tabbards
and obi are made from a fabric named
"Light Gold Polyester Linen". The under
shirt and skirt are made from a dark
brown cotton gauze. The sleeves of the
under shirt are extra-long to comply
with the standards for a Jedi garment.
There is a fold and tuck at the top of
each shoulder on the outer tunic
according to the standards for Jedi
garments. I fully lined the skirt. I
added a
second row of fabric to the bottom of
the skirt to give the illusion of the wrap
around skirt. I plan to remake the skirt
in the future into a wrap around. I
will also make slacks as seen on her
action figure. The tabbards and obi
embroidered designs were painfully
copied from reference photos online. I
drew
them on paper the same size as the
tabbards with pencil. I then pinned the
paper to the tabbards (stiff interfacing
had been added first). The pattern was
machine sewn on with a small zigzag
stitch and then a second time to show
the double line as seen on the original
costume.

I wore the costume to Star Wars
Celebration this past April. It was good
to find out what I needed to change
after wearing it. I did not like how the
obi
bunched up so I have since added
boning to it. I also noticed how the
tabbard would sag around the
shoulders. I have added boning to the
shoulder part
of the tabbards to make the curve over
the shoulders stay nicely. I also added
a boning strip to the bottom of each
tabbard to make them hang straight
and nicely.

I wear a leather belt around tunic and
tabbards and put the obi over it. I hang
the tools and light saber hook from this
belt with leather strips I made from
lambskin that can be removed by
snapping or unsnapping them. I plan
on remaking these in the future. I want
the leather to be stiffer and less floppy
(best work I could think of...lol) the light
saber clip has to be slid over the belt
end before buckling the belt. I
purchased the boots on line.

The tools were made from various odds
and ends. The base are made from
wood dowels. End caps are bullet caps
glued on and then drilled so rings
could be threaded through them. I used
writing pen parts, spray paint and other
findings from my husbandís work shop
(shhhh don't tell him). The large
bulb like tool was made from a wood
dowel and I formed the bulb from sculpy
clay (it is baked in the oven till hard).
The leather cinch sack is made from
lambís skin and sewn by me. The same
lamb skin is used to hang the tools from
the belt under the obi. I got two
chopsticks from a Chinese restaurant
and painted them black for her hair
accent (these also represent her
commitment to knowledge and
learning).

You should be able to see many photos
regarding the construction and details of
this costume build in the attached
gallery. This is my second time
submitting this costume. It was
rejected initially for being light in color.
I appealed this decision but my appeal
was too late and the application was no
longer valid. In my appeal I noted that
the color of the fabric was subjective to
the lighting environment at the time of
photographing. I included
reference photos from other places I
wore the costume as well as photo of
other members costumes. I also ask
that you consider that computer
monitors
will also show color very differently. I
know this costume is very distinct. If it
is still not correct for color I will ask that
you consider downgrading it to a
generic Jedi librarian. I look forward to
hearing from you soon.

This is a link to an album related to this costume
https://goo.gl/photos/jH2ax1yEBXsVRLps7

 

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 tools and cinch bag close up

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