Costume :Bastila Shan
Variant :Classic
Source :Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013

Costume Photos

Bastila Shan + Jedi

Bastila Shan, Jedi and Imperials

Bastila Shan and the Force

Bastila Shan and lightsaber

Bastila Shan and Jedi


Costume Information

Cost : £100
Time Taken : 65 hours

When I started putting this costume together, almost a year ago, it was just as a favour to my boyfriend; I'd never even heard of the game or the character. By the time I finally got around to properly making the outfit, I had played the game and really liked the character. It wasn't so much as a favour to someone else, but something that I really wanted to do.

I spent about 5 months choosing my fabric choices. I knew that I wanted it to be a realistic as possible, rather than video game stylised. I went back and forth with a few faux leather companies getting samples and comparisons. By the time I had ordered all 12m of fabric, I only had a month before MCM to put it together.

First of all, I created the entire leather harness as a paper pattern, which I then redid in a dark leather. I then spent a lot of weekends and evenings cutting out the individual panels and sewing the whole thing together. I used a belt buckle, eyelets and a metal skeleton to keep the whole thing together. The undersuit was made from three pairs of different sized leggings.

I loved wearing this outfit and I can't wait to wear it again!


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Wow, I'm replaying KOTOR right now, that's really cool, massively well done!

by Andrew Armstrong on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 11:24
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Amazing job, if you ever bring her out again let me know. Would love to get a photoshoot with your Bastila and my Revan.

by BloodSpider on Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 02:56
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Looks perfect! :D

by Bambi. on Monday, 3 June, 2013 - 09:41
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This is absolutely fantastic! :D

by Hawkeye on Sunday, 9 June, 2013 - 08:32
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You look amazing! I'm gutted I missed you at Expo

by Tony-Jay on Sunday, 9 June, 2013 - 11:57
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Wow this is fantastic, very well done!!

by awesomeblossom on Thursday, 13 June, 2013 - 15:59
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this is really epic - well done! =D

you look great =D

by Numta on Thursday, 13 June, 2013 - 16:01
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I thought I recognized the cosplay! I spoke to you for like...a second at expo! :D

Seeing Bastila there really set expo off for a good start for me. :3 It was positively well done!

by Christchurch_assassin on Friday, 14 June, 2013 - 23:49
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Fantastic Bastila, was blown away when i saw you at Expo and glad i got to chat to you at LFCC down in that carpark lol

by LittleMissMetamorph on Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 22:28
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This is a fantastic costume :D The force fight with you! XD

by Manjou on Friday, 9 May, 2014 - 20:37