How did you find The Jedi Assembly? What then led you to decide to make a costume to join?
The council is trying to figure out the most effective recruiting techniques. Does having a table at cons bring us new members? Does it work to just walk around in great Jedi costumes and give info cards to those who ask for more info?
Post by Kryy Jacobi on Oct 28, 2010 21:49:05 GMT -5
Same here.... originally an Internet search in 2005 looking for a Jedi robe for Halloween, and then about two years later I met some members who were trooping at a SW book release at my local bookstore.
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Post by Starkindler (The Naked Jedi) on Oct 30, 2010 0:56:16 GMT -5
I was looking for info on building a hardware saber for my brother. I got hits on the Big Yellow Box site and TJA right off. I bookmarked the TJA since I loved what I saw here. I then dug into the BYB site, made the saber, and came back to the TJA. Read a bunch on the boards and have never left.....I am thinking of changing my name to the "Naked Jedi" since a hilt and belt are all I have managed to produce (money being never my friend). :-)
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Post by Jedimom/Cor-Al Gelkar on Oct 30, 2010 10:29:32 GMT -5
I saw an article in "Star Wars Insider" 'way back when and said to myself "Now that's a group I could really get into..." The rest is history. I didn't have a costume at the time, but starting investigating and it was only a couple of weeks later that the only local costume shop starting going out of business sale, so I went and bought their only Jedi costume and started there.
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Post by Mon-Jas Charan on Dec 10, 2010 10:56:05 GMT -5
I made my first Jedi costume for a renaissance wedding, a knight is a knight. Made a real screen accurate costume to join the Rebel Legion and work at CII. (I went to CI, but did not have a costume). When researching anything Jedi on the internet I stumbled upon TJA web site. That was almost 10 years ago.
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Post by Jan-Qui Coran on Dec 11, 2010 23:06:28 GMT -5
Let's see going back to 2005 & C111. I had made up my mind to go to my 1st Star Wars convention. I was reading things about C111 & some of the fan things there & I saw TJA listed. To say at that time I was shocked that there was actually a group dedicated to all Jedi was a complete understatement. I knew I was going to costume as a Jedi---very very tacky Jedi at that after what I saw. I made a point to find the TJA table & find out if they would even accept me? After all I was pretty old & I was so very very green. I think I was one of the few very naive Star Wars fans who loved C111. I think I met Jedimom there at the table---I know I went back more then one time. I met the other members there as well. Well after C111 I came home & signed up right away & just hoped that I might possibly be accepted. I know at C111 I had made up my mind to make a much better Jedi costume then I started with & I believe I was official in July 3 months later---even I couldn't believe how fast I got my costume together. I then did my 1st event in July 2005 with Schph & some others & the rest is history. I remember when I put my official Jedi costume on for the very 1st time & was rather overwhelmed by it. I understood then & there how heavy & hot it could be to wear by the actors & could give them the credit of wearing it. I still would rather wear my Jedi in 95 degree heat then be in the cold. Jedi is the only costume I will wear & I have several versions of it.
Found it on an internet search, been researching a costume I can use when I read at the local library. I already have an Imperial Scout, a Tuskin Raider and a Mandalorian Merc costume. Need something that doesn't require a helmet.