Jedi Costumes

In the Star Wars movies the Jedi were a class of peacekeeping knights. They were dispatched to maintain order and justice throughout the galaxy. They carried out their missions by use of the Force. This was a mystical energy field that Jedi used for defensive purposes only. It was considered to be generated by all living organisms. It was stated in A New Hope, the first Star Wars movie, that it surrounded, permeated, and bound all living things. It gave Jedi their impressive abilities to accurately gauge a situation. It also provided a superior level of combat skill. The Sith were the polar opposite to Jedi. They used the force for material gain and attack. Use the Force for all things good and fun, like being a Jedi for Halloween in a Star Wars Jedi costume.

The Jedi were first introduced in A New Hope. Obi-Wan Kenobi rescues Luke Skywaker from certain death. Obi-Wan leans down over an unconscious Luke places his hand over Luke’s forehead and concentrates. Luke regains awareness almost immediately. He looks up and inquires if Obi-Wan is the Ben Kenobi that his uncle has repeatedly disparaged. Obi-Wan replies that he is Ben Kenobi. They decide that it is safer to continue their conversation indoors. When they continue their conversation in Obi-Wan’s home Obi-Wan tells Luke that he has a present for Luke. He hands Luke his father’s light saber. He then tells Luke that his father was a Jedi. He explains the Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice. He tells Luke that Darth Vader murdered Luke’s father as well as assisted in the wholesale slaughter of the Jedi. Obi-Wan offers to train Luke as a Jedi. Luke eventually agrees and begins his training in the use of the force.

You can easily spot a Jedi but they outfit. A Jedi costume consists of a brown robe over an off-white tunic and pants. A lightsaber is the standard weapon of a Jedi and makes a necessary accompaniment to any Jedi Halloween costume.

The Empire Strikes Back, the second movie in the Star Wars franchise, chronicles Luke’s training under Jedi Master Yoda. He learns to combat his fears and insecurities. He halts his training abruptly in an attempt to rescue his friends. In his effort to save his friends he confronts the dreaded Darth Vader. Darth Vader reveals that Luke is his son. He then offers to complete Luke’s training in the force. Luke temporarily evades Vader.

In The Return of The Jedi, the third movie of the series, Luke becomes a full Jedi. He then uses his powers in the force to free the galaxy from the Empire. Vader gives up his life to save his son.

The three prequels examine how Vader originally trained as a Jedi. He succumbs to the dark side of the force and becomes a Sith Apprentice. He then murders the vast majority of the Jedi. Only Obi-wan and Yoda survive this purge. Yoda and Obi-Wan will eventually train Luke Skywalker. He is eventually entrusted to rebuild the Jedi order.

Star Wars costumes are a perennial Halloween favorite. Every year multitudes of fans of all ages dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters. Jedi costumes are amongst the most seen. Jedi costumes are unisex. The same costume can be worn by men and women. Jedi costumes for kids are readily available. Most places that sell Star Wars costumes sell Jedi Knight costumes.

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