star wars fans can’t wait to see Ewan McGregor reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 25 with the release of the character’s self-titled miniseries on Disney+. The wise but skilled warrior of the Jedi Order is one of the biggest fan-favorite characters in the entire franchise.
With so many canonical appearances in the original trilogy, prequels, The Clone Warsand even various video games, Obi-Wan remains a staple. Obi Wan Kenobi will even give him a new look that will go perfectly with the many costumes Jedi have worn over the decades.
9 Honorable Mention: Young Ben Kenobi
With the first teaser for Disney+ Obi Wan Kenobi series, fans got a quick glimpse of McGregor reprising his role. He was even shown wearing two different costumes.
The first is one that is clearly intended not to look like a Jedi. It’s a well-worn robe with a hood that gives him the appearance of a lowly hermit on the unforgettable planet of Tatooine. Since the series hasn’t been released yet, it’s hard to judge the look based on a few footage snippets.
8 Honorable Mention: Fallen Jedi
This is Obi-Wan’s other outfit that briefly appeared in the teaser. However, it’s been shown more clearly through promotional images and it’s a very classic Obi-Wan look. It has the robe and tunic that fans think of when it comes to a Jedi costume.
The costume is completed with the hairstyle that Ewan McGregor, the best Obi-Wan Kenobi, sports in this series. He has long hair attack of the clones with the scruffy beard similar to his Revenge of the Sith appearance. This seems to be the best of her past looks combined – at least so far.
7 jedi knight
It would seem that the intention of this look is to replicate the way his master Qui-Gon Jinn wore his hair in The Phantom Menace. However, this comes at the cost of Obi-Wan appearing as if trying to bring the mule back.
Facial hair also sometimes looks over-groomed and immaculate, especially after spending hours battling in the rain and in the desert. The rest of the costume is good, keeping that classic Jedi robe and tunic aesthetic.
6 Jedi Apprentice
It’s strange to see Obi-Wan Kenobi so young and clean-shaven, but that’s the point of The Phantom Menace. He’s not supposed to be the exact same Obi-Wan fans knew from the original trilogy just yet. He is an arrogant young apprentice who only knows the customs of the council.
In a way, her outfit and style reflect her personality at the time with the flat hairstyle seen on almost every young apprentice. He almost never takes off his robes, like other Jedi, except in battle, which changes after Qui-Gon’s death. After his master’s death, Obi-Wan began to resemble him more in morals, actions, and style.
5 Clone War Armor Ver. 1
This look comes from the often forgotten Star Wars: Clone Wars 2003 animated series. Obi-Wan is decorated from neck to toe in heavy Clone armor with a cape, giving him the appearance of a medieval knight.
It’s a very heroic vibe for Obi-Wan, but as cool as it sounds, it lacks Jedi elements due to the highlighting of the armor. If anyone looked at this version of Obi-Wan without a lightsaber, they would mistake it for a World of Warcraft character.
4 Clone War Armor Ver. 2
Similar to the 2003 version, this first design of the 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars the series keeps the idea of Obi-Wan wearing Clone armor – especially since he’s good friends with many of the best star wars clones such as Captain Rex and Commander Cody. However, it retains more Jedi elements with the tunic visible under the armor.
The armor itself is decorated with aspects such as the symbol of the Jedi Order painted on one of the shoulder pads. This look also begins to show Obi-Wan’s gradual evolution with him now sporting a shorter hairstyle similar to his own. Revenge of the Sith design.
3 Clone War Armor Ver. 3
As the Clone Wars continued, Obi-Wan and Anakin would begin to adopt their Jedi attire instead of the Clone armor. The third look Obi-Wan wore was a happy medium between his Jedi costume and Clone War.
The majority of his costume consists of the robe and tunic, giving Obi-Wan that classic look that everyone recognizes. Where he differs is with his gauntlets, which are still from his Clone armor. Although it’s a small touch, it goes a long way in giving Kenobi a battle-ready look suited to The Clone Wars.
2 Old Ben Kenobi
Part of what made Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan Kenobi (or Ben Kenobi) so effective was his way of making his opponents and audiences underestimate him. With the silver hair, beard, and old robe, many would expect old Ben to be a weak old man.
This was far from the case as he was able to fight even at an advanced age. Obi-Wan could even defeat Sith such as his rival Darth Maul and continue to fight Darth Vader. Old Ben’s robe and tunic solidified the standard look of a Jedi seen throughout the movies and shows.
1 Jedi Master
While Guinness deserves credit for creating the character and playing him well throughout the original trilogy, McGregor is the one who perfected Obi-Wan. In Revenge of the SithObi-Wan’s shorter hair, robe, tunic, and sturdier facial hair led to what became the character’s definitive design.
Not only is it the first look fans think of when it comes to Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s the default look the franchise uses from promotional artwork to video games.
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