Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Jedi_Dajuan, Nov 9, 2003.
What kind of paint did you use and what are your boots made of?
i used latex house paint after speaking to a supposed expert at benjamin moore, i phoned them.
They are rubber hunter jumper boots, the textured kind not the shinny ones. It all came off around the ankles!
D_E, nice job! How about testing to see whether you can spray your white boa with some watered-down blue paint to get the color you want, as Neimhaille did with her <a href=http://costumes.glittersweet.com/moulinrouge/pdiamonds.htm>Pink Diamonds</a> costume? It might stiffen the boa too much, but then again it might not.
You can use inks, i hand dyed mine with a tint i mixed myself and a fan brush and sponge, if i could figure out the digital camera i'd post a pic.... i'll try to get a friend to do it. I mixed indigo amd magenta inks.
I'm almost done with hand sewing the trim . It took me about 8 hours last time, and is about the same this time. I probably have 2 more feet to go . I got a really soft fleece (very luxurious), some ice blue silk for lining, and baby blue feather boas for the trims . I hope to have pictures either tonight or tomorrow. My friend's daughter is taking my old cape, she'll look adorable in it
I finished adding the trim tonight
New cape is on the left, old cape is on the right...
Sweet cape, saw you in the other one at CIII
Nobody knows what i should do about my boots???
Sorry to hear that the latex house paint didn?t work out for you, especially because an expert advised it to you. I?m just going to share my ideas on it; I?m absolutely no expert so don?t be disappointed if it doesn?t work out.
You said your boots were made out of rubber, my Padme boots have rubber soles which I painted with acrylic paint and it looks and stays in place just fine (but than again it is a rubber sole, doesn?t have to stretch
Also, I googled your problem and came up with a few story?s of people who had the same problem:
Looks like a real nice problem.
Sometimes rubber will work well with the new Krylon Fusion paint, which is formulated to bond with plastic. I have used the Fusion as a primer on plastic projects, and then applied regular paint over it in cases where I can't get the color I want with Fusion. It's a bit of a gamble as to what rubber will work with it and what won't, but it might be worth a try.
Benae, I super duper love the colors you used for your new cape! Looks great.
Tenyon, Benae_Quee and JainaMSolo thanks for the comments!
Personally, I feel that my Snow Bunny is my best costume this time round. The only complain I have over the Feather Boa is that occasionally it got into my nose! Since I only tack the Boa down to the cape, will remove it as soon as I confirm not having any SW Costume related events going on and try giving the white boa a more bluish tint, like the Statue. I also need to fix by myself the lines on the bodysuit. It double up as my AOTC White Battlesuit and the costume shop, due to lack of expertise (or rather time, especially they only charged me SGD60/USD35 for the Blouse, Pants & Hood Combi) used Satin ribbons for the lines. It has fray in certain parts.... Maybe I should had burnt USD49.90 instead and gotten the whole costume from eBay since recently, a local seamstress is offering it (but she should had start offering it 2 months instead of barely 2 weeks before ROTS premiere).
Benae_Quee, your cape looks great!
Okay, about the boots, my explaination for mine is that I didn't allow the Spray Paint to dry completely between layers and final layers. I did all 3 layers of color (no primer) in 2 days with the final coat on the morning I was suppose to leave for Malaysia (packed it individually in a plastic bag in the late evening). And I should had added maybe clear coat or finisher, and from the same brand.
2nd reason is that the shop actually recommanded me to use Acrylic(??) paint in the paint can but due to lack of time, I went for a spray paint instead.
But now, I just gonna scrap the idea of repaint the boots again and go and hunt for the White Construction Boots instead since it is available in Singapore somewhere since most of the workers at leading supermarket wears it. Frankly, someone from the Wet Market near my house put his/her out to dry every afternoon and I tempted to kidnap it as a very last resort.
Thanks everyone for the comments I need to go out today after work and get one more boa, I forgot that only bought 3 last time and I only have about 1 foot left LOL. I'll take a full shot tonight hopefully. I found that when it came time to cleaning those white gloves (wihch get very dirty, very fast), permanently tacking the trim wasn't good. I'll be making them into little wrist wraps with hook and eye to keep them in place I did the same thing for my boots, I didn't want to ruin a pair of boots and make them ONLY for this costume. Once I'm finished I'll put up a little tutorial, it's such an easy costume to make.
It's a very popular costume with the fans I had a lot of little girls tugging at my cape for a picture with me at C3 LOL. I'd pose for one shot and I'm stuck there for 15 minutes (I needed a sign that says this line capped LOL).
thanks everyone for the advice!
i never heard of white construction boots? what do the look like? my mother in law lives in HK think they have them there????
They are not really construction boots. I see them being used by the Seafood Section workers at my local Supermarket Outlets. They are like the regular Contruction Boots (Yellow or Green or Black) in almost every aspect except they are White and I bet there is no metal toe protector.
A Hardware shop used to have it a few years ago but when I check it out recently, turned out to be extras from a big order some supermarket did for the boots through that shop.
i think i am going to try the primer they sold me to paint the floor, then paint on top of that, either that or the benj. moore fresh start then paint, although i thnik the Krylon is worth looking into ass well, i am going to practice on my kids old rubber boots, see what i can come up with, let u all know!
I was thinking about putting together an armored jedi type suit like Obi Wan's in Clone Wars. Only thing I need to know is where would I get the undersuit and boots for a reasonable price?
I am getting a vynil vest to put the armor on, but there is no arm armor. And I'm thinking about just wearing the vest over my tunic for my jedi costume and keeping the sleeves. What does everybody think?
I really need a quick advice about my Snow Bunny Padme before Sat.
How should I pose in a Star Wars EIII toy packaging? Am entering a Hasbro Costumes Contest this Sat and I kinda know nuts about posing properly in that packaging.
Ps: Just as I thot it's safe to start upgrading the Cape, things comes up and got more events to attend in my Snow Bunny since it's the only presentable costume I have rite now.
Try posing like she does in the Maquette Total action and attitude
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too.
I'd be very interested in doing either a Red Arc Trooper Commander. Problem is I have no idea where to start. Suggestions?
Thanks for the recommandation!
I haven't get to see how big the posing area aka ROTS Toy Packaging is as it still wasn't up on the stage last nite. Hope can got enough space. Am not really into winning but just want to have some more funs and an excuse to wear my SW Costume again. Will post photos from the event when I get back.
Anyway, Spotlight here finally got the Fake Fur trimmings but it cost between SGD11-12/m! That means if I need around 8m (My cape is about 5/8 circle), it's gonna cost a bomb! Hai....will stick with the Feather Boa for now.
I competely finished my new Snow Bunny costume. I'm so much ahppier with colors of this one.
My making of page is here.
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Benae, your costume looks great! Like I posted before, I super duper love your new colors! They really make it look just like the cartoon. Yay!
The fabrics from the first one were purchased online, this time I hand picked them and got the colors I wanted Hand picking fabrics really makes a huge difference, I'll never buy fabric on ebay again.