Jedi Cathar Jedi Costume

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Furiafelina, May 4, 2009.

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  1. Furiafelina Jedi Grand Master

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    These are the 2 attempts I've made of a Cathar Jedi:

    1st (2008)
    [image=http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb100/furiafelina/P9074281.jpg]

    2nd (2009)
    [image=http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb100/furiafelina/APic0157.jpg]

    I used regular halloween make-up, Scarecrow fangs, a wig and my Jedi costume is based on Mace Windu's colors.
    The claw nails fell off, they were too much trouble to handle the lightsaber and stuffs. My advise: paint your nails as claws.
    And use setting powder on the make-up, you can get it were ever they sell clowns make-up.

    What do you think of it?
  2. AramysStrael Force Ghost

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    I'm really liking that custom mando in the first pic.... sorry, that was the mando in me appreciating another vod's beskar`gam.

    I actually like your results with the costume. The only thing I could critique on the first pic is the belt. Unless I am wrong, it looks like a regular belt.

    The other pic doesn't reveal much since the cloak is on... but that is a heck of an action pose!

    I can understand the issue with the nails not staying attached for the lightsaber's sake. I thik painting the nails would take away from what you are trying to achieve. I think it would be better to have some sort of cat claw type of prosthetic made for your hands. If it is a one-piece unit you could have the claws/nails all part of said one-piece prosthetic. I thik that would enhance the look of the Cathar.

    Am I making any sense?

    - BIll
  3. Furiafelina Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks on the comment of my "Mando-partner" it is a cool costume.
    There are pictures of other costumes he has made on Dented Helmet like the Guard of Gears of Wars; he just won best costume at PR Comic Con with it.

    The belt on the first picture isn't really a belt, it's a piece of heavy duty shower curtain sewed up as a belt, with a buckle, jeje! and the boots are bootcovers made of the same material. I was out of time and money for that one.

    About the claws, you mean like a glove? I was thinking of something like that, and even adding hairs similar to the wig's.

    Thanks for your comment on the pose, I really wanted to look fearsome, worthy of a Cathar.

    This is a front view of the second one:
    [image=http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb100/furiafelina/100_1943.jpg]

    At Free Comic Book Day Event
    [image=http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb100/furiafelina/100_1945.jpg]
  4. AramysStrael Force Ghost

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    Well, I must say that is ingenius use of a shower curtain! I make my own leather belts, but that is when I actually have the money to do it. You made great use of what you had available, that is commendable.

    As for the Cathar hands, yeah I was thinking something along the lines of a prosthetic kind of glove. I think that would work out really well for you. At least that is how I would do it.

    I must say, seeing all this interest in Cathar costumes is starting to inspire me a bit. Of course, I would want to do it up with the fur and such. I imagine it would be just as expensive as a Wookiee or Wampa costume - perhaps I should not let my over active imagination get to the best of me.

    As for your Mando partner... it is a great costume. I am fine-tuning my Mando costume for my application to the Mandalorian Mercs. I could submit with what I've got, but I am not quite satisfied with it just yet.

    - Bill
  5. AramysStrael Force Ghost

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    I found some references for costuming pieces for some aliens - specifically the Cathar, since that was one of interest here. I thought I would add to the discussion in a positive way and share what I have found.

    Since the Cathar are cat-like, and seemingly more like lions, I found a nice prosthetic lion mask. Of course I know nothing about this product, so if there is someone more knowledgeable in this field, please shed some light on the subject.

    Lion mask for Cathar costume application
    http://www.morphstore.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=35

    Of course, this looks more like a male's lion face. I haven't found any that are more feminen-looking.

    Latex hands - Look for the 300 Deluxe Immortal Latex Hands
    http://www.halloweenadventure.com/

    These aren't specifically cat-like hands, but the claws on these hands do look Cathar-like, in my mind. With some added work, I think these would come off looking great!

    - Bill

  6. Furiafelina Jedi Grand Master

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    The latex hands look good enough.

    For a more female look, I thing the Cat nose woochie is suitable.

    About the claw nails, here's a link of the ones I try to use: http://www.thingsyouneverknew.com/images/en_US/local/products/detail/p70334.jpg

    If Ihad more time they would've looked purrfect. Then again, there is always next time.
  7. AramysStrael Force Ghost

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    Yeah, those nails look really good. But as you can relate, sometimes those things break off. The latex glove is a good, viable solution to the problem.

    I've never seen a cat nose woochie.... I'd have to check that out.

    - update- I just did a google search for the cat nose woochie.... very interesting. The woochie might be a cheaper alternative to what I had in mind. It all depends on the costumer's individual preferences, I suppose.

    Found this in my search: http://www.mooncostumes.com/item/6185

    - Bill
  8. Furiafelina Jedi Grand Master

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    That's the one!

    I have one of those, I'll post a picture so you can see tha actual nose without the make-up.

    I have also seen a "Vincent's face" prosthetic, you know, from the tv series Beauty and the Beast. That one is less a mask than the one you found but bigger that the cat nose alone, because it has the eyebrows.
  9. AramysStrael Force Ghost

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    Do you have a link for the "Vincent" nose/face?

    - Bill
  10. Furiafelina Jedi Grand Master

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    here's the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/Beauty-And-The-Beast-TV-Show-Vincent-Facial-Appliance_W0QQitemZ140313548627QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item20ab56d753&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116
  11. AramysStrael Force Ghost

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    Excellent.... thanks for the link.

    - Bill
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