Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Debut: Denver Comic Con 2012
I will admit right away that I was only a passing fan of Star
Wars for many years. But upon Nick introducing me to the
wonder that is SWTOR, I immediately became enchanted with the entire
Star Wars universe. I'll also admit to being partial to the Old
Republic timeline, most likely because of the game, but I have begun
reading novels and comics all through the timeline, and enjoying
Aitahea is my
first character in-game, a Jedi Consular who specializes in
diplomacy and healing rather than combat. Consulars wear light
armor, which in game is presented mostly as robes with accompanying
accessories like belts and gloves. Colors vary in the
traditional Jedi spectrum from whites to browns to the occasional
blue and green, and I attempted to recreate my favorite jacket, as
shown in the image, in earthtones.
garments differ from the original universe costumes by adding myriad
details and significantly different cuts. I did adopt the
short sleeved jacket over a long-sleeved, fitted tunic, and a
skirt-wrap that's an armoring option (pants are another option),
but the limitations of the graphics made the physics of the costumes
a little strange. I interpreted a fuller jacket than in shown
in-game, which slightly altered some of the design choices. I
hope to add gloves and additional accessories to the belt soon!
My husband also gifted me with the lightsaber in anticipation of the
completion of this costume, and it's just a killer addition.
made its debut at the first Denver Comic Con in 2012, and reappeared
at Costume Con 31 (May 2013) where I had the wonderful opportunity
to take photos with the creators and stars of the
Simplicity 5840 (Pattern was HIGHLY edited!)
Fabrics - Cotton-blend and linen-look fabrics from JoAnn Fabrics.
Accessories - Purchased Jedi belt, boots from closet,
lightsaber from Amazon.com.
Photos courtesy of Alkaia Veritas &