Generic/Basic Sith Costume Standards

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Generic/Basic Sith Costume Standards

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Generic/Basic Sith

This is basically a dark version of the “Prequel-style” Jedi. It is easily recognizable as a “bad guy” and relatively simple to make/buy. This type of character is not often seen in Canon, but the wearer’s alignment will be obvious to the audience.

1. Inner Tunic - This is an optional Accessory.
a. May be a full garment, a dickie, or a false garment, meaning a collar/neck portion and sleeves may be added to a shirt or t-shirt.
b. Types of collars allowed: cross banded like the Outer Tunic, Mandarin, boat necked (like Saesee Tiin).
c. Visible t-shirts and/or t-shirt collars are not allowed.

2. Outer Tunic
a. The main construction of the Outer Tunic is best achieved with an open fronted “jacket” style garment that wraps across the front of the body.
b. Colors can include grey, black, red, or dark brown (neither any other earth tone nor white are allowed). Also allowed are muted and deep greens, blues and purples. No loud colors (a few examples being pink or neon colors).
c. No kimonos, karate/judo gi or gi-like construction allowed.
d. The opening of the Outer Tunic should have a one to two inch banding along the edge. This creates a collar approximately one inch to two inches wide, proportionate to the wearer.
e. Bell shaped, tapered (size of bell/taper is variable, but must not hinder movement while performing) sleeves should hang at least to the knuckles when the arms are held down at the side.
f. Sith Outer Tunics may be sleeveless, with or without a long-sleeved Inner Tunic. Bare arms are allowed.
i. Sleeveless outer tunics may be fastened at the front and have an attached hood (recommended), though a hood is not required.
ii. A sleeveless Outer Tunic should be similar to a surcoat or standard Outer Tunic in style.
iii. No vests or sleeveless V-neck type sweaters may be worn as a sleeveless Outer Tunic. (Ki Adi Mundi and Sarrissa Jeng are examples of surcoat-style Outer Tunics.)
g. The length of the Outer Tunic may be variable and may extend to the floor. Outer Tunics are generally made in a fashion where there is a full skirt attached to the main body of the Outer Tunic where the seam is hidden by the obi.
h. Preferred materials - textured fabrics, such as raw silk, osnaburg, linen or linen-like material, silks, or suitings. Whenever possible, avoid flat or shinier fabrics such as plain cotton and broadcloth.
i. No visible laces or other closures are allowed on the Inner or Outer Tunic, although hidden snaps, Velcro, etc are encouraged to keep costume parts in place during performances.

3. Sith Tabards - These are optional accessories.
a. Tabard colors can include grey, black, red, or dark brown (no other earth tones or white are allowed). Also allowed are muted and deep greens, blues and purples. No loud colors (a few examples being pink or neon colors).
b. Tabards must extend at least to the bottom of the tunic in front. Tabards can end at the obi in the back, but may extend past tunic level if desired.
c. Scarf-style tabards which go around the neck or vests with attached tabards are also acceptable. The ends of these should hang down in the front and be secured under the obi and/or belt.
d. A single front tabard, centrally located (extending from the waist) is permitted.
e. The end of the front tabard(s) may have a variable design (square, rounded, triangular, octagonal, etc.)
f. Leather or pleather tabards are permitted.
g. Tabards may have borders and/or varying decorative symbols or other decorations (such as Aurebesh, etc.). The decorations/designs should not obviously be from an Earthbound period or culture (Renaissance, Celtic, Asian, tribal, etc.)

4. Sith Obi (Waist sash): - This is an optional Accessory.
a. Obi/Sash colors can include grey, black, red, or dark brown (neither any other earth tone nor white are allowed). Also allowed are muted and deep greens, blues, and purples. No loud colors (a few examples being pink or neon colors).
b. Obi closures (Velcro, snaps, etc.) should not be visible.
c. Leather or pleather obi are permitted.
d. Obi may have borders.

5. Sith Belt
Style A: Similar to Prequel Jedi belts: Wide leather main belt with a thinner secondary, inset belt on top of the main belt, and a moviestyle or similar buckle on the secondary belt.
a. Belts are generally two inches to two and a half inches wide, but the width should be in proportion to the wearer. Very tall or large people may need a wider belt. Very short people may need a narrower belt.
b. Thinner secondary belt cannot be loose or sag.
c. No Earthbound buckles or buckles that obviously belong to an Earth-bound period, culture or to other scifi/fantasy genres.
i. An exception to this is the usage of a paracord style metal buckle worn by Anakin Skywalker in Episode III.
d. Button studs should be used to help anchor the outer/thinner belt to the inner/wider belt. Generally, eight button studs (screw posts or Chicago Screws, preferred) are used. Sam Browne button studs are permitted. The metal of the studs should match the metal of the buckle.
e. Black, gray, or red belts are allowed. Brown belts will not be approved. Belt and boots should match, i.e., black and black or gray and gray.
Style B: Similar to Original Trilogy (Luke and Old Ben) belts: Singular wide leather belt with a rectangular, octagonal or oval unadorned buckle.
a. Belts are generally two inches to two and a half inches wide, but the width should be in proportion to the wearer. Very tall or large people may need a wider belt. Very short people may need a narrower belt.
b. Belt closures (Velcro, snaps, etc.) should not be visible.
c. No Earth-bound buckles or buckles that obviously belong to an Earth-bound period, culture or to other scifi/fantasy genres.
d. Black, gray, or red belts are allowed. Belt and boots should match, i.e., black and black or gray and gray.

6. Sith Belt Components
a. Covertec or similar style lightsaber clip OR a hook/clip for lightsaber on belt
i. For the "hook/clip" type of lightsaber attachment, the lightsaber itself will likely have a D-ring (similar to the connection system for the armored Darth Vader and Old Ben lightsabers).
b. One (or more) utility pouches or resin cast utility boxes. (Leather or leather-like material or resin cast boxes, as seen in the Star Wars universe.)
i. Black, gray, or red are allowed. The paint scheme on resin cast boxes should blend well with the overall costume.
ii. Bags are not pouches, and are not permitted to serve as a pouch/box option.
c. Optional Food capsules – Food capsules should be painted a metallic color and may be gold, silver, chrome, copper, gunmetal or any combination of these. For fighting purposes, it is strongly advised to secure the food capsule to each other or to the belt.

7. Pants or Skirt
a. Traditional pants pockets are permitted, but must not be visible (e.g., hidden under the skirt of the Outer Tunic).
b. No cargo pants.
c. No hakamas.
d. Skirts (those separate from the Outer Tunic) can be any length from mid-thigh to floor so long as the skirt remains tasteful.
i. If a shorter skirt is worn, it is advisable that opaque tights or leggings are worn underneath.
ii. No petticoats, tulle, or “fluffy” skirts allowed.
e. Colors must match or be harmonious with the other components of the costume. Colors that are allowed: grey, black, red, or dark brown.
f. No visible laces.
g. No Corellian Blood Stripes (Han Solo Pants).

8. Boots
a. Leather or leather-like (no rubber boots). Black, gray, and red are the allowed colors. Brown boots will not be approved for Sith.
b. Over the calf, but not above the knee.
c. No visible laces or outside zippers. When necessary, inside zippers are permitted.
d. Straps and shin-spats are allowed but not required (though can be used to cover laces and zippers).
e. Boots and belts should match or complement each other.
f. Buckles are permitted, but should complement the boot and not detract from the overall look of the Sith costume.
g. Low-heeled, two inches maximum. Spike heels are not permitted.

9. Lightsaber
a. Primary sabers must be “combat ready” (Polycarbonate blades with electronics and hilts built to withstand choreographed combat. No toy sabers, ForceFX, or Ultimate FX short sabers). An optional secondary (belt display only) lightsaber may be a static prop (hilt only).
Auxiliary LED lights and sound effects are allowed but not required.
a. Metal hilt lightsabers are preferred, though custom lightsabers constructed of other materials are permitted, but must be made to appear to be made of metal as opposed to PVC, etc.
b. Red is the preferred lightsaber color for Sith. However, they can occasionally be found wielding orange or purple, so these will be allowed. Please note that if you carry an orange or purple lightsaber, you will be expected to make sure the rest of your costume is unmistakably Sith, whether by construction or color scheme.
c. Double-bladed sabers are allowed, as are dual wielded sabers, shotos, and tonfas.

10. Cloak
This is an optional accessory.
a. A hooded, long-sleeved cloak may be worn. It should be constructed like those seen on Prequel Jedi.
b. The cloak is made of an opaque black, grey, or red and has a full, flowing design that is ankle-length or reaches nearly to the floor.
c. No other colors are allowed.
d. No visible laces
e. A generic Sith may not wear a robe/cloak that is unique to a face character. Example: Count Dooku’s cloak with neck chain.

11. Suggested Colors for Generic Sith Components
a. Colors can include grey, black, red, or dark brown (neither any other earth tone nor white are allowed). Also allowed are muted and deep greens, blues and purples. No loud colors (a few examples being pink or neon colors).
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