Art and I were watching Rogue One at the Cinerama for the third time yesterday* and I had a realization: “Why not Star Wars everyday?”
I was sitting there studying Cassian Andor’s parka and mulling over a comment that friend made to me last month: “Hey, you should totally make Jyn Erso’s jacket, you could totally pull that off.” Yeah, thought I, I do like Jyn, but I preferred her badass self in the trailers than the final movie cut (COME ON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwg) and her out fit is not really a “costume” costume and it would be hard pressed to feel like I was dressed up at a convention rather than everyday life… Wait. EVERYDAY LIFE.
Star Wars everyday wouldn’t have to mean wearing t-shirts or obvious franchise-emblazoned clothing, which nothing is wrong with that just that I feel like it’s an easy target for the “nerd-cred” gatekeepers. Whereas I’m envisioning more like a subtle nod to feeling like I’m part of that galaxy far, far away.
You see, I was also mulling over what to wear when I teach a course with my friends this summer. I don’t really think I should dress like I normally do (see below), so I was trying to figure out what I would want to wear. I really don’t like current pant trends, no to skinny jeans and yoga pants for normal wear for me. All my skirts are pretty much mini-skirts and the one longer plaid skirt I own make me look matronly and dowdy. So what do I do? What do I sew or look for?
Actually, a faux costume of sorts might do me good. I feel more confident in a costume than I do my normal clothes and I refer t make up as war paint. Art has cautioned me to make sure that it doesn’t look too costumey since people get funny about that sort of thing, but I might be able to make Jyn’s outfit sans vest as a doable teaching outfit.
Another outfit I was considering was Rey’s Jedi Steps outfit, partially because I was lucky to be able to afford her boots from Po-Zu thanks to a sale and an a crazy pound to dollar exchange rate. I do like Rey’s Jedi steps outfit a lot and would actually wear it as normal wear, but it may actually cross the costumey threshold for teaching. I think I’ll make a couple vests since might as well. And I did a casual version of this outfit during the summer when I went to Orlando’s Hollywood Studios, which didn’t seem to gather much comment aside from the staff liking my belt.
Adding to normal “daily wear,” which I mentioned in my previous post, I still plan to make parka inspired by the one Cassian wore in Rogue One and also that Rebel Alliance BurdaStyle motorcycle jacket. So I might actually be able to wear Star Wars everyday since I wear a jacket pretty much everyday. =)
*One of his friends hadn’t seen it yet, so why not? I also was a little more emotional and teary this time, possibly because I didn’t have the stress of holiday season plus the added thematic compliment of mentally gearing up for life post January 20th, 2017. Go Rogue.