Bastila Shan (Classic) - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic




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!


Andrew Armstrong posted on 29 May, 2013 - 11:24
Wow, I'm replaying KOTOR right now, that's really cool, massively well done!

BloodSpider posted on 31 May, 2013 - 02:56
Amazing job, if you ever bring her out again let me know. Would love to get a photoshoot with your Bastila and my Revan.

Bambi. posted on 3 June, 2013 - 09:41
Looks perfect! :D

Hawkeye posted on 9 June, 2013 - 08:32
This is absolutely fantastic! :D

Tony-Jay posted on 9 June, 2013 - 11:57
You look amazing! I'm gutted I missed you at Expo

awesomeblossom posted on 13 June, 2013 - 15:59
Wow this is fantastic, very well done!!

Numta posted on 13 June, 2013 - 16:01
this is really epic - well done! =D you look great =D

Christchurch_assassin posted on 14 June, 2013 - 23:49
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!

LittleMissMetamorph posted on 10 August, 2013 - 22:28
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

Manjou posted on 9 May, 2014 - 20:37
This is a fantastic costume :D The force fight with you! XD