Costume Making

Discussion in 'New Hampshire' started by Cephas, Aug 11, 2008.

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  1. Cephas Jedi Knight

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    While I was in Walmart today I saw a hand-held sewing machine for $15. It's supposed to be able to sew leather, denim, silk, etc. Does anyone know how well this thing works? I was wondering because I can't sew very well and thought this would be useful in making a Jedi outfit. I saw some nice vinyl material that looks like it's leather and thought it would look good for the vest. I'd love to maybe have some of us get together to spend an afternoon making our own Jedi vestments.
  2. jediscar Jedi Master

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    I think with sewing machines, you get what you pay for. I think you'd be better off finding someone with a good sewing machine and have then either do it ffor you or teach you how to use it.
  3. PRINCESSVADER73 Jedi Knight

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    I have a sewing machine, and would be glad to help out. Just let me know. Maybe we could work out a trade for sewing projects and pocket models....
  4. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    I to can saw very well and have a nice machine.

    Remeber Pete I made the first robe you got. I think you still have it. But I can help out anytime you wish. Just let me know.

    I know at one time John want to do one as well. I'd be up for a new myself. We may be able to get a discount on supplies if we;d get a lot? Who know? Maybe we'll talk about it more at the next meeting. I have a ton on my plate till Friday. lol

    Seeya,
    TK
  5. Dizzygrl Jedi Padawan

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    I really wanna do my jedi. I still have the pattern ready to go. But no sewing skills
  6. PRINCESSVADER73 Jedi Knight

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    I told Andy I'd help you guys with that. If you get the fabric and the pieces cut, I can put it together for you. We'll figure a way to get them to me. Once everyone has recovered from their Star Wars hangover, we can plan the next meeting or random get together. Or you can always mail it. It shouldn't cost too much, depending on the thickness of the material. The offer is out there for any and all...The kids will be in school soon, and I don't have a daytime job as of yet. I will have some quiet time on my hands and wouldn't mind a project.
  7. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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    sweet.... ill let ya know when were ready. im buying a car at the end of the month and will have to pay on it for a couple month.
  8. PRINCESSVADER73 Jedi Knight

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    Does anyone have a grommet punch? I'm trying to make myself happier with my flak vest an the grommets would make it look more "finished".
  9. jediscar Jedi Master

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    Apr 22, 2007
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    No gromet punch here. I need one to repair a tarp that I 've had lying around though...

    On the sewing front, I have the material and a pattern for a tusken robe....but no sewing machine...
  10. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    What kind of material are you using Steve?
  11. jediscar Jedi Master

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    Not sure what it is. I bought several different types of material to combine together to make it look more realistic. Most of it is a "rough" linen. I also found some good colors and material in the cuttings bin to use for wraps, helmet, etc.
  12. PRINCESSVADER73 Jedi Knight

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    I posted the updated pics of my armor. Thank you again Brandon!!!!! I'm so happy my blaster damage doesn't look like bird poop anymore!! Here's the link for anyone who did not see it on the 15th. Hope to have it complete soon!
    http://photobucket.com/PRINCESSVADER73
  13. Cephas Jedi Knight

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    Dam, looking better everytime! And I love the gun! Do you need to put an orange tip at the end or are you allowed to keep it like that?
  14. PRINCESSVADER73 Jedi Knight

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    I have different guns I need to paint. I was told that one would not be allowed, because it is "real"...
  15. Capt_Brandon_Berry Jedi Knight

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    you wellcome shell, glad you like it. its nice to know that im good at making things look bad! weathing is a big thing to do. even on your tusken steve. its got to have that lived in look to it. if you need the help im willing
  16. jediscar Jedi Master

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    It's on the to-do list for 2012...I'll keep you posted.
  17. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    I'm stuck between starting a Tusken or a Jedi. Either way it's gonna cost some coin... plus, I want to design a jedi costume that's a little different from the rest...
  18. jediscar Jedi Master

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    If TK can make you a helmet mold, you can do a Tusken for much less than a jedi. My tusken will cost me less than $100.
  19. Capt_Brandon_Berry Jedi Knight

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    way under 100. steve whats up w/ your trooper?
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