Jedi Barriss Offee's Costume

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  1. qingauk Jedi Master

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    Jul 12, 2002
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    What a great time at C3. Here are a couple of pictures.. too bad we did not manage to all get together for a Barriss group picture..

    I had my picture taken with the original Barriss and she is a lovely person.Too bad I did not notice my hood was crooked![image=http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/jedipadmay/terry.jpg]
  2. SenatorChristina Jedi Knight

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    Oct 12, 2002
    I think I found the perfect Barris skirt.....

    A Flamenco practice dance skirt (minus ruffles)-also called Flamenco gored skirt. They are supposed to be fitted at the waist and flare out at the bottom.

    This one (made to your measurments) is expensive, but it looks about right to me:
    http://www.esflamenco.com/product/en40777407.html

    I tried to find a pattern, but can't seem to find any like this skirt.

    Now if only I could get so lucky as to find good fabrics for the cloak and the top. [face_sigh]

    Hope I helped some of y'all :)

  3. amazonqueen16 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 6, 2003
    How is everyone doing their tattoos?
    I don't know how to do the pattern! help!
  4. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Sep 12, 2003
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    feel free to use my stencil amazonqueen16

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Tenyon/costumes%20and%20gear/barriss_tat_p2.jpg

    just cut out the diamonds, put it on your face take your paint and stamp the diamonds on :).
    I hope you like the results, I looked like this
  5. amazonqueen16 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 6, 2003
    perfect! Thanks!!! How'd you do your belt buckle by the way???
  6. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Sep 12, 2003
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    I made it out of clay [face_batting] , drilled 2 holes in it, drilled 2 holes in the leather belt and attached the buckle with screws and bolts.....don't laugh :p

    You can see them at the back of the buckle:
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Tenyon/costumes%20and%20gear/achterkant_gesp.jpg]

    after I inserted them I covered the screws with a layer of clay. You only can see them vaguely on this picture:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Tenyon/costumes%20and%20gear/Barriss_gesp_29.jpg]

    I used DAS clay to make it and it didn't break at all.
    I know it's not accurate to Barriss her belt design but I didn't have a good picture of her belt at the time. Of course when I finished it, I got my Fact Files and there was this huge clear picture of her costume and her belt....happy moment :D

    Good luck!
  7. Jedigirl514 Jedi Master

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    Sep 22, 2002
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    here are my favroite pictures of me!

    [image=http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-11/875232/10ed.jpg]

    [image=http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-11/875232/b09e.jpg]

    JediRacer8 took it, I was so happy when i found it!

    I love the Kit Fisto, and the Luminara is really my "Master" in our fanforce!
  8. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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  9. amazonqueen16 Jedi Knight

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    Tenyon, Where did you get your DAS clay? I've never heard of that type. Do they have it at like Michael's or any craft stores??
    Thanks again for letting me use your diamonds!
  10. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Sep 12, 2003
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    It's nothing, I stared on the diamonds for hours to come up with a good pattern, so why don't share it? Makes it a little easyer for you!
    I think you can find the type of clay in any arts and crafts store, but I don't know if they all have the brand DAS, but that can't be much of a problem.
    Just search for clay that hardens on it's own, don't look for clay that you put in the oven.
    Just to make it a little more easyer, I googled it, and you can order it online, but the best thing is that you can see how it looks:
    http://www.in2art.com/product/117

    :)
  11. amazonqueen16 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 6, 2003
    I found the clay. Yay! So... No I think I'm gonna just go out and make my own belt so its how wide i want it to be. anyways... anybody have a lightsaber like Barriss' yet??
  12. Jedi_Healer Jedi Master

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    Apr 23, 2005
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    I'll be dressing up as Barriss soon, but I'll be using Obi-Wan's lightsaber. Unfortunately, I don't think Hasbro or anybody manufactured Barriss's lightsaber, so..we'll just have to make do. Or else you could make it from scratch. It looks like a simple silver/grey hilt with a black band near both ends.

    Oh and Tenyon, I hope you don't mind me using your diamond template/stencil. I did come up with my own but yours looks much better!
  13. amazonqueen16 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 6, 2003
    k. well.. what are the dimensions of the belt buckle? anybody have a guess??

    also, did anybody make extra 'jedi stuff' to go on the belt?
  14. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Sep 12, 2003
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    Jedi_Healer Well with a compliment like that, how could I mind ;) ?
  15. missjedi Jedi Padawan

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    May 16, 2005
    I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for an alternative to black/purple lipstick, because I couldn't find any.
  16. Cow_Girl Chapter Rep Niagara ON, CA

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    Tenyon Thank you so much for sharing that stencil with the rest of us, that was very kind of you :)

    I have a question about the cloak, Up to now I have just been using a fabric that is basically a square and doesn't exactly have a shape and just wrapping it around my neck to give the cowel look, but it never stays in place and I don't make a realistic Bariss with my blonde hair sticking out everywhere ;)

    I have actually found fabric for a second cloak that is a lovely deep rich blue color, Its velvet but it looks much better to what I have now IMO. Its in a very long strip and it would take twice that length to give the cloak the right width it would take to cover me.

    So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to both make a cloak with a hood that will stay where its supposed to, and also how to put the fabric together without having a huge seam down the back...keeping in mind that I have extremely limited knowlodge in sewing, if any ;)

    Thanks in advance :)
  17. Jedigirl514 Jedi Master

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    Sep 22, 2002
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    get a thick, black head band and sew, or safty pin it on to your head, you can't take the hood off, but it works pretty well
  18. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Not sure if this was covered here yet, but I spent several hours at an event on Saturday with Nalini Krishan, and she said the top is actually a lycra blend jumpsuit, with the skirt over it, and the belt is brown, FYI.
  19. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Sep 12, 2003
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    Woa, that is very useful information JedHead1 thanks for letting us know :).

    And about what to wear under the hood: Be a burgler! Buy or make a black bonnet and cut a hole in it :)
  20. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Master

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    Feb 15, 2002
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    a lycra blend jumpsuit, with the skirt over it

    And thats what my costsume is exactly :)

    Guess im redying my belt though!
  21. Mara_Jade_Raven Jedi Knight

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    Apr 10, 2003
    I am new to this board, and costuming in general.

    I have read all of the posts, and you all have been a great help already!

    My question is, I have a very fair complexion and was wondering what others like me were doing for the makeup, and if you were planning on doing the green thing?

    Any help would be great!
  22. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Sep 12, 2003
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    I'm afraid I can't help you that much because I don't have a fair complexion.
    But maybe what you can do is take the make-up that you want to use and just test it on your skin. If it's no good than you know that and search for something else. :)
  23. Jedi_Healer Jedi Master

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    Apr 23, 2005
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    Mara_Jade_Raven, I'm not too sure on the green thing since I totally left that part out...but I guess you could try green powder or something.. I tried some on my hands but it didn't really show up, so I guess you might have to use a little more. =P

    Anyway, here's a pic of me and my not-very-nice Barriss costume. It was the best I could come up with in last minute though. I ignored the black lipstick since I couldn't find anything resembling what she wore. The cloak (which was supposed to be a LotR Fellowship cloak) was borrowed from one of our FanForce members. ;)

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/SPARTAN_058/ROTS%20Screening%20May18/DSCN1270.jpg]
  24. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Sep 12, 2003
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    the pic isn't showing :(
  25. anyte Jedi Padawan

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    May 30, 2005
    http://www.geocities.com/original_anyte/bariss.jpg
    http://www.geocities.com/original_anyte/bariss2.jpg
    My Barris costume was thrown together at the last minute, unfortunately. The makeup photographed a much brighter green than it was in person, but I still think I'll tone it down next time I don the costume. I had only about 20 minutes to get dressed and do my makeup, I need to allow more time in the future as well. I used Kryolan aqua makeup, it works really well. It's water based, dries quickly and doesn't smudge, itch or flake once it's dry. It also smells like baby powder, a big improvement over the usual makeup smell. :) I free-handed the diamonds with black eyeliner pencil. My glasses caused some smudging on the bridge of the nose, but not too bad. As far as the costume itself, I need to bobby pin the under hood (just a scarf, really) to my hair and make a new skirt and cloak. I used black for the costume, makeup and belt just because I feel it looks more authentic. Even if the costume/makeup/belt is navy/purple/brown it looks black in most photos I've seen. The cloak doesn't look black but, being short on time and funds, I used what I had. And if I can't find a similarly patterned fabric, I'll probably stick with a black cloak.
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