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04-22-2005, 10:25 PM
I have never dressed up for a movie or for a toy release or for any other reason. I have never been one of the "dress up" types. But I was talking to my girlfriend about it, and I think that maybe I might want to try it. Last time for Star Wars and all. So Im wondering if any of you guys do dress up and if any of you have any advice as to how to do it in a way that looks good and is somewhat inexpensive. Certainly a jedi is what Id like to be and she wants to be Padme.


04-22-2005, 11:14 PM
Well, I'm going as Padme, so you better just tell your wife right now we both can't show up at the theatre wearing the same outfit. I mean, puh-leeze :rambo:

I think the basic Jedi outfit would be fairly easy to do. You can probably find a tunic like shirt and khakis that would pass for a Jedi. The cloak would be tougher unless you've got a party supply store locally that sells costumes. Boots are also expensive but work boots could probably pass. You can buy boot toppers at costume stores too. They fit over standard dress shoes and wrap around your calf. Gives the appearance of boots without the expense. You've also got time to grow a :beard:

04-23-2005, 07:06 AM
I would like to go dressed up as Spiderman, but I don't have a good costumne, so I'm gonna do what I did for AOTC (Which I started a thread about called "anyone else dressing up as Jar Jar for the premiere??" or some such thing) which is break out my two dollar clearance Jar Jar Binks full head rubber mask and wear that, which will likely lead to my getting swarmed with kids beating me with foam lightsabers if it's anytrhing like last time :beard:

04-23-2005, 12:43 PM
Short answer: No.

Long answer: ....um,....no.


There are a few things in life I don't mind being ridiculed for, Star Wars is NOT one of those things.

04-23-2005, 10:08 PM
Yes, I went to the Midnight showing of EPII in Stormtrooper Armor. I had a blast, me and another trooper walked into many of the various theatres to the delight of everyone who was there. The management gave me 4 free passes to the theatre. I'm on the left, and still hadn't quite got the armor fitting correctly.

04-23-2005, 10:21 PM
I'll wear a SW T-shirt (and force my wife to do the same), but anything beyond that I'll leave to others who have the time and resources to do it right.

I would like to go dressed up as Spiderman
I'll be Mary Jane.

James Boba Fettfield
04-23-2005, 10:34 PM
My stormtrooper "troopers" hat will certainly be on my head. Maybe the Lord Vader shirt, but I am undecided on that.

No costumes, though. I have college classes before I'm heading to the theater, so that would mean going to class dressed up. That will not be happening, no sir.

04-23-2005, 10:37 PM
Nice Nomar Groin Pull Avatar JBF!!!!

I will be dressed up in either Stormtrooper armor, or my Tusken outfit for EPIII.

05-02-2005, 06:59 PM
I've never dressed up for a movie premiere, either, but this time I'm going as Palpatine. I just haven't decided whether my robe will be black or red. I'm leaning toward black at this point.

05-02-2005, 07:36 PM
Just a sw t-shirt for me. Deciding on whether my ROTS shirt, or my thankyougeorge.com shirt. Either way, I cant wait until it comes out....

Only 17 more days!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-03-2005, 11:45 AM
I won't be wearing a costume; I haven't had a SW costume (or any costume, for that matter) since I was Anakin for halloween a few years ago. I'll be fully decked out in my ROTS shirt though. :cool: :D

05-03-2005, 11:51 AM
I might wear some pants...if there lucky.

Darth Kirk
05-10-2005, 09:39 PM
I am taking 40 of my Computer Animation students to an advance screening of 'Sith' and we will ALL be wearing our Jedi Robes.... Check out what my students did for a FUN fundraising event-


05-16-2005, 01:46 PM
I will be dressing up!

I'll be in my Jedi Knight gear. Then Friday night and Saturday I'll be at a theater in my Scout gear (I'm part of the 501st - Imperial Costuming Group).

However, I have already seen Episode III. I will not reveal anything other than it is a WONDERFUL movie and to bring tissues!

Anyways, yes, I saw Episode III already. I was at a Charity Premiere in San Francisco on Thursday night. I was there in my Scout gear (dirty scout), and had a blast.

To make things even better, I was asked to escort George Lucas into the pre-showing party tent.

Finally, I was asked several times to take pictures with people, but one incident stands out from the rest. A young boy in a wheelchair was there, and his parent's asked if he could have a picture taken with me. Of course, I said yes.

I knelt next to him, rested my arm on his wheelchair, and took the picture. For the briefest of moments, he forgot about being in the wheelchair, forgot about his illness and was just a happy kid again! Of course, his mother teared up and all that... when the picture was done, they both ran up and thanked me for doing that.

But, that's why I was there. That's why I do this. It's for the kids. For that brief moment... he was NORMAL! I made a memory. Not only for me, but for him!

05-17-2005, 07:51 PM
Very cool c_richards, I too am 501st. Haven't seen the movie yet, but have done a couple appereances on WGN TV in Chicago. I love dressing up and seeing the kids faces when they come face to face with an Imperial bad guy!

05-18-2005, 03:19 PM
If by dress up you mean wearing khakis and a shirt then yes.

05-18-2005, 03:30 PM
my Jar JAr costume is ready to go- 7:30 left can't wait!!
:beard: :beard: :beard:

05-18-2005, 05:52 PM
There are a few things in life I don't mind being ridiculed for, Star Wars is NOT one of those things.

That's not a bad idea for a thread. :D "What kind of things do you allow being ridiculed for?"

Mad Slanted Powers
05-18-2005, 08:29 PM
My boss insists we dress up for Halloween, so in 2003, I got my mom to make a Jedi outfit. However, I think it would be unwise to dress up as a Jedi, seeing as they are about to be wiped out. It might not be safe.

Last year, our department decided to have a theme of scary clowns for Halloween. I've no talent for doing all the clown make-up like they did, so I just dressed in black, bought a hooded-cape, and wore a rainbow wig. I said I was Count Cooku, and that the Farce was with me.

I think I will pass on the dressing up for this. I don't want my Jedi robe dragging all over those sticky theater floors.

I hope I don't have someone with a Vader helmet sitting in front of me blocking my view.

05-19-2005, 03:56 AM
I was dressed up before the show in my Stormtrooper armor, then at about 11:30 we changed back into our street clothes, and got pretty good seats, though we sat with the theatre employees, and not the public. I did feel sorry for a two or three year old who was dressed as Yoda, he looked cute, but I doubt he made it through the late showing. If I get the picture of he and I together, I will post it here.

05-21-2005, 11:09 PM
Pictures from the Midnight theatre showing of Episode III, and me in my costume.


05-22-2005, 05:47 PM
I went to my theater in Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, NY not dressed up. I brought my Vader F/X lightsaber though and had a blast with it, got in a small duel down in front of everyone to some nice applause. I wouldn't have traded that night for anything.