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Mara Jade
Member:  kwills (Kimberly Wills-Starin)
Blue Ridge Base XO
Blue Ridge Base
Character Name:  Mara Jade
Costume Type:  Jedi
Species:  Human
Lightsabre Color:

Character/Costume Description

Mara Jade of the "Black Jumpsuit"

I made my suit of a slightly shiny
pvc coated spandex material with
piping detail down the front and
quilting stitching on the thighs. The
shoulder straps are not smaller than
1.5 inches, and does not fall below
my collar bone, as described in the

I did a lot of research on the wig
and consulted other approved
Mara's (both 501st and Legion)
before settling on a Ginger/Red wig
bought from a UK site. I can cut it
shorter if needed for approval, but I
hope I don't have to. I own green
contacts but am not currently
wearing them in the photos, since I
can't get them in my eye strength, I
can only wear them limitedly, with

Part of the leather was found as
scrap (the belt), and the straps and
arm bands were purchased from
Tandy as one long leather strap that
I trimmed, dyed and cut myself. The
strap buckles are the same as
recommended by Pam in her Mara
tutorial. The armbands are secured
with heavy duty snaps. The holster
is vinyl of a matching color, as is a
small belt pouch that is sometimes
shown, closed with a single heavy
snap that matches the ones on the
arm bands.

The "Han Solo' blaster was a 1978
model toy that I repainted with
black spray paint and silver flake

The cape is unhemmed, since many
photos/art I've seen show it unlined
and not hemmed. The clasp is made
of paper clay and backed with 2
alligator clips and painted silver. The
clasp is functional.

The gloves are real black leather
and wrist length, and un-decorated.

The belt buckle is the smaller of the
two standard Tandy Leather belt
blanks, sanded to shine and remove
production flaws. It is rectangular
with rounded corners.

I found the knee pads on Amazon,
took out the padding, removed
extra straps and extra fabric, and
repainted them to glossy black with
a clear coat.

I made the shin guards myself out
of craft foam, floral wire to make
the raised curves and then with
Worbla on top to make them rigid. I
sprayed them with sandable primer,
sanded, painted several times, then
clear coated them with the same
paints and clear coating as the knee
pads. They attach in the back with
velcro and leather straps/buckles.

The silver medallion at the back is a
little different. It attaches at four
points, as an 'x' in the back, and
painted silver. I wanted to do
something creative, so it is still a
mostly plain circular medallion, but
is not one of the 2 'traditional'

The lightsaber is the same one that
I was approved for with Aayla - a
blue bladed Ultrasaber, with full
sound - "Shock" model.


Pictures on other sites
 Mara and Luke

 Mara Back

 Mara Front

 Mara Side 1

 Mara Side 2

 Mara vs Luke

 Profile Photo

 Teaming up!

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