Arguable the main character in the Star Wars franchise, Anakin Skywaker is discovered as a child by Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi. Recognizing his strength in the force, Jinn sent word to the Jedi council that he believed he had found “The Chosen One” or the prophesied Jedi that would being balance to the force. Jinn made Obi-Wan promise that whatever happened to him, that Anakin would be taught the ways of the Jedi. After his untimely death, Obi-Wan Kenobi took his place as the Master of young Skywalker. An understanding and empathetic instructor, Obi-Wan was often criticized for giving Anakin too much freedom. This may have led to his torrid romance with Senator Padme Amidala. Keeping their love secret, they married at the conclusion of Episode 2. Everything remained covert until Padme became pregnant, and so began Anakin’s fall from the Jedi Order. While it was forbidden to love, a product of that love was even more forbidden. Believing that he was striving to protect Padme from visions of her death, he turned to the dark side for the power to save her. The great irony of this series is that his in his quest for the power to save her, he kills her. Never knowing that she gave birth to not one but two children, brother and sister twins, Anakin became Darth Vader under the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, the former Emperor Palpatimne.
Creating your own cosplay with an Anakin Skywalker Costume requires not just the generic brown Jedi robes, but a few key details. Below we have compiled guides to the Padawan, Jedi, Clone wars and Sith versions of this notorious character.