All Things Costuming and Costume related! plus meetups!?

Discussion in 'Buffalo, NY' started by Darth Erebus, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    Don't worry Jon, a droid is high on my list of things to do.

    1. Mystery Costume
    2. Droid
    3. Kit FIsto

    Something like that......lol
  2. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    Oh yeah and a Mando.......:D
  3. JediKnightLisa Force Ghost

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    That female mando would be pretty cool to do! The only issue would be cost.... :( Unfortunately, costuming is on the bottom of a very long list of things to be paid for.... :(
  4. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Yeah, I would LOVE to create Mando and I now have an idea for a Sith but in both cases it means starting from scratch and that's economically far down on my list
  5. DEE_SKYWALKER Jedi Master

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    Well, running with the idea suggested by Dan, I'm already well ahead with my custom mando. I'm all for our "tribe". I'm building mine out of foam and so far it's been a really great experience.
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    Kit Fisto in the background in the back burner....lol.......
  6. JDuffPhoto Jedi Grand Master

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    I need to bustamove on my new Jedi. Cerean styled robes for something a little different.
  7. DEE_SKYWALKER Jedi Master

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    Update**
    Painted the skull on the side
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    Also, me wearing the painted bucket. It's a modified Hasbro. I still need to battle-stress everything up but one step at a time. At least in pics looks ok.
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  8. Otto_den_Ktulu Force Ghost

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    I've been leaning to start a Mandolin fo the last month or so. Going to be doing it out of plastic storage totes. I knew the helmet was going to be tough, but after Dee's post I think I'm going to follow his example and modify a Hasbro helmet.
  9. DEE_SKYWALKER Jedi Master

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    You can also modify a Jango 2-piece. They have them online for 30 bucks.
  10. Otto_den_Ktulu Force Ghost

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    I found a tutorial over on mandalorian mercs to modify the boba. I'll see what I can find on jango
  11. jediprof Jedi Grand Master

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    Color me impressed! Can't wait to see it in person.
  12. jediprof Jedi Grand Master

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    I agree a Mando is high on my list of costumes I'd love to have. Don't see it happening in the near future, though.
  13. GrandAdmDraco Jedi Master

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    hmmm... mando. I'm in! :) Now if I could only figure out how to start. Is there a Making Armor 101 class around at all ? lol
  14. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    I was thinking similarly. Could we perhaps set up a time and place for our developing tribe? We could meet and discuss what we'd like to do as a group: armor design, purchasing materials, building, etc.
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  15. BPStoyle Jedi Grand Master

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  16. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    Those interested in the specs and tips for building a custom mando visit the mandolorian Mercs website at

    Www.firespray.net

    That is then one stop place for all mando needs.
  17. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    I was talking to Steve last night about this. Those of us interested in the Mando costume should all get together and discuss a uniform symbol or color scheme. That way we can all still be different yet be united as a clan together.

    Thoughts?
  18. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Agreed!
  19. CapturedJedi Jedi Grand Master

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  20. Otto_den_Ktulu Force Ghost

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    For mine, I was considering doing the Mando emblem on one shoulder guard and the North Ridge snowflake on the other. I have the decal that I bought from Janice, and was planning on getting a Mando decal for that.
  21. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    I was thinking of incorporating the snowflake in the design somewhere myself.
  22. CapturedJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I know this might sound corny but I like Steve's idea of a SnowMan-do. Keeps with the northridge theme. Might not be here for discussion as I will be in Chile from the 4th- to the 18th. I was thining these colors ( White with black and orange) Why? Black for coal and orange for nose on snowman. With brown sticklike on arms against white.I know corny but wanted to throw it out there.
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  23. DEE_SKYWALKER Jedi Master

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    Yep, the snowflake with the skull in the middle would be nice. Apparently colors mean something to mandos. That's why I'm doing mine with red accents because red has to do with "mourning your father" or something like that. Basically my armor means more than Star Wars just for that reason.

    I am excited about our own Buffalo tribe.
  24. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    I was originally going to take my extra snow trooper parts and do a Snow mando my self. Since I already had the snow trooper suit I figured it wouldn't be too hard to get a helmet and do it up. But the more I read up on the mando's it became clear that the chest piece was something that wouldn't be used at all. Since that was a huge part of the idea I had originally I scrapped the whole thing. I think any mando I do will be snow based as this is the terrain we live in. I have a lot of ideas and most o the stuff already. The only big things left are the boots (no mucklucks) and helmet. The armor I am sure I can whip up on one of my weekends home. I also gotta grab some guns and a side weapon too. Think a white and grey boba fett with the snowy duster and mando armor over that. My helmet will be the one with the skull right on it.
  25. DEE_SKYWALKER Jedi Master

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