Saturday, December 25, 2010

Inner Tunic Research

Figured the inner tunic was probably the best place to start, and work my way out through the layers of the costume.  The inner tunic on Obi-Wan's Episode 3 outfit is probably one of the main reasons I like this one the best of his three prequel garb.  I like the change to the brown fabric, and the tighter, neater look around the neck.  It gives him an older more sophisticated look, which of course is the lead in for the Ben Kenobi that we see in Episode 4. 

But researching the inner tunic has been interesting, because the inner tunic really isn't much of a tunic.  It's more of a "t-shirt" with brown sleeves and collar.  Or what some would call a dickie.

So, why the dickie instead of a full brown under tunic?  Because apparently the over tunic material is so thin, an all brown inner tunic would show through the body of the outer tunic.  So they only put the brown where it needed to be, where it would be covered by the lining of the sleeves and the binding on the over tunic, and made the rest of the shirt the same color as the outer tunic.  A little movie magic!

 So, now the question is, do I make a dickie for my inner tunic?  Or do a make a full tunic for my inner tunic?

"Oh, this is going to be easy."
- Obi-Wan Kenobi - Revenge of the Sith

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