As the sun beats down on the scorching desert sands of Tatooine, there’s only one group of mischievous scoundrels who can be found braving the heat in search of their next big score: the Jawas.
These pint-sized scavengers are known for their love of all things mechanical, and their signature brown robes and hoods make them instantly recognizable on any planet.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced cosplayer trying to expand your character repertoire or a Star Wars fan looking to add some Jawa flavor to your next Halloween party; this guide has you covered. So dust off your welding torch and let’s get to work on creating the ultimate Jawa ensemble.
How to Dress Like Jawa From Star Wars
Dressing like a Jawa from Star Wars usually involves the following items:
- A long robe with jagged sleeves and hem
- Hooded cowl that comes with a facemask
- Bandolier that fits across the chest area and makes an X mark on the chest
When you buy the costume, the bandolier is usually made out of polyurethane material and the hooded cowl has an on/off switch that you can use to make the bright-red eyes blink whenever you want them to.
Tunic and Glowing Eyes
The Jawas’ eyes are sometimes yellow and sometimes red, depending on who makes the costume, and you can easily complete the ensemble by wearing dark brown gloves and boots that are either black or brown.
Keep in mind that the tunic is hooded so you won’t need a hat, and the costume has long sleeves so you’ll only need short gloves.
The long brown robe usually comes with bell sleeves and hoods that are pointed, and some manufacturers include a utility belt to go with the outfit.
Tools & Weapons
Some also include weapons such as a blaster, which is a Jawa’s firepower, and you can choose just the pieces you want or the entire outfit, depending on your budget and what you’ll be using the costume for.
While not included with every manufacturer’s costume, the utility belts sometimes have tools inside in order to help the Jawas deal with droids. Some of these costumes are very detailed, while others are basic and simple.
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About the Jawa Look
The Jawas are from Tatooine and most of them live in clans. They travel the desert in Sandcrawlers in order to find junk to refurbish and trade. Of course, the pieces they fix up don’t last very long, but this is what they do nonetheless.
Most of the pieces end up being sold to moisture farmers simply because they can’t usually find these items anywhere else. These creatures wear tunics that are dark brown in color and bandoliers that complete the look.
If you choose to make the costume yourself, you can go as plain or as fancy as you like. It should be easy to create a basic tunic with jagged edges at the bottom and on the ends of the sleeves, and some of the accessories should be easy to find if you check local costume or party stores.
However you choose to put together your Star Wars’ Jawa costume, just know that it is one of the easiest Star Wars costumes to make and isn’t very expensive.