There aren’t many Star Wars costumes that can be approved in both the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion, but a Jawa is one of those costumes. It’s also just a really fun costume to make and to wear. I finished up mine in 2020, but it took months for me to finally get around to submit it for approval. It was approved in both groups in May 2021!
I largely followed the tutorials by Utinni Army on YouTube. These, along with advice from other Jawa costumers really helped me figure out what I was doing!
Robe & Hood: The base fabric is natural monk’s cloth that I bought at Joann Fabrics. I used Rit Dye in Sunshine Orange (1 bottle) and Dark Brown (2 bottles) to dye all of the fabric brown. The hood is lined with black cotton quilt fabric (I can’t remember where I bought mine, but it’s widely available). To keep the hood in a nice, round shape, I inserted coaxial cable into the hem. I drafted the pattern of the robe and hood by hand. Weathering was done with watered down acrylic paint.
Boots: I bought these boots from Amazon in “Brown.” The boots were covered in scraps of the robe fabric. I used hot glue to apply them.
I don’t know how it started, but a bunch of us decided to put together Rebel Ground Crew costumes because they’re probably the easiest costume in the Rebel Legion (it’s a grey jumpsuit and black boots – that’s it). We each have some sort of gimmick – funny accessories, pun-ny names, silly profile photos, etc. Mine is my teal hair and my lunchbox. I named my character Astrid Perri (“Astrid” because it’s a Scandinavian name and I’ve got a lot of Norwegian in my DNA, and “Perri” as a tribute to my great-grandfather, Louie Perry) and opted not to go with a pun-ny name. My costume was approved in the Rebel Legion! It definitely rivals my Ben Solo costume for Most Comfortable Costume.
Jumpsuit: I bought this from Anovos, but they no longer sell them.
Boots: These are X-Wing pilot boots I bought from CrowProps.
Belt: Another fine creation by my friend Paul at PHProps.
Lunchbox: I bought a vintage metal lunchbox from eBay and added a Rebel Alliance decal to the front of it.
Hydrospanner: My friend Paul 3D printed it for me, and I assembled, finished, and painted it.