CVII Costume plans

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim' started by Obi Anne, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    So it's still early, but I can't help myself. I have started to think about my costume list, and what I need to do next year. So far it looks like this:

    Secret costume (I'm hoping to enter it in the costume contest)
    jawa (no fragile parts to pack and I can use it for both the RL and 501st photo)
    RL cheerleader
    Can Can trooper (need to replace basically everything except the skirts and boots)

    Then in case of a sudden amount of space in my suitcase I'd like to add my Endor trooper and I have had a goal for a long time to make Winter's costume from the cover of Scoundrels. It looks like a comfy costume great for conventions. It means skipping the pilot this time, it's one of my favorite costumes but it's always hard to travel with the helmet and I'm also sure that there are going to be a lot more A-wing pilots next Celebration.
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  2. Admiral_Ozzel Force Ghost

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    Currently working on Mando armor. If time permits I will make 2 sets. One bounty hunter style, and one themed after my fav college football team! IF time permits....
  3. Darth_Haggis Force Ghost

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    Anne! You can't skip out on the pilot! We need you in that pilot photo. ;)

    Personally, depending on packing space, I'll most likely bring my pilot and Imperial Officer. Although hopefully a few of us will be able to complete a secret Mando project before then that I can bring or some new animated clone armour.
  4. darthhelinith Force Ghost

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    If I make it I feel it my duty as a SW fangirl to try and don the gold bikini. We shall see!
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  5. EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Grand Master

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    Will be leaving the Republic Commando armor at home this trip.
    Flying from Michigan.
    Jedi Knight and ICMG will be fully packed!:D
  6. Mitth_Fisto Chosen One

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    I am thinking/debating about bringing my Jedi costume to the event, but how do I pack it and secure it to safely travel and not look like a million wrinkles without buying/bringing a way to dewrinkle it on the other end? Also are they truly secure in the rooms when not being worn? It is a little too special to me to risk loosing and being my first time I am nervous.
  7. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Don't know how well it works, but I've read some travel articles that say if you have something wrinkled, hang it your hotel bathroom while you take a hot shower and the steam from that will help to get rid of the wrinkles. Alternatively, if you have your hotel booked you can probably find out from their website or with a phone call whether you can borrow an iron for touch-ups once you've checked in.
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  8. jcgoble3 Force Ghost

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    Virtually every hotel I've ever stayed at anywhere has included an iron and ironing board in the room free of charge.
  9. Mitth_Fisto Chosen One

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    Well that takes care of the wrinkle issue, how safe are the costumes when left in the rooms or on the convention floor? I have a Jedi costume that I have made some things for and gotten others from family on a 'one-time' deal. So I don't want to loose anything as I couldn't truly replace them.
  10. Jedi Hasegawa Jedi Padawan

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    Working on getting Jedi Tanake Trang created! :)
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  11. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    That's a gorgeous costume! Good luck with getting it done.
  12. my kind of scum Chosen One

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    I've never costumed before but I am hoping to get a full Endor Rebel soldier costume together in time.
  13. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Be sure to check out the Costuming and Props forum - especially if you have questions.
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  14. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    I'm currently working on a Rebel X-Wing Pilot, which I now have the majority of the parts for, that I plan to have completed for the show. I also plan to pack my TK armor if I can find a way to safely travel with it cross-country.
  15. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    That's always the thing, how to pack all the fragile parts. This time I'm planning on not bringing any helmets or masks, they take up so much space and it's always been a real hassle to pack them. They have received some "weathering" as well through scratches and things like that. Another thing I hate packing is boots and shoes. For my costumes now I'm hoping to just have to pack one pair of boots, and those are my lightest pair. It all depends on if I want to bring the cancan trooper. As of now it seems unlikely that I will be able to fit both that one and my secret costume, but we'll see. It was easier when you were allowed two free pieces of luggage and not just one on the plane.
  16. jedinightwing Force Ghost

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    Thinking of doing a Cade Skywalker outfit.
  17. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    I've put that on my life bucket list. xD


    I'll be going for Jaina Solo. Don't have that much experience with costuming, so I hope I'll be able to fix it by next year.
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  18. torjoreyri Jedi Youngling

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    Heh, since CV in 2010, I've gone through a few phases of making costumes. Started with an imperial crewman with thoughts to upgrade to a TIE pilot, then abandoned that one when things got difficult. And in that case, "difficult" was "I need velcro and don't have any," so it didn't take much to get overwhelmed and have everything snowball from there. After CVI, I decided to go with a custom Mando, which stopped when I had trouble doing compound curves on the armor pieces. There were also issues getting the helmet to sit right and wear glasses underneath. Now I'm working on a Tusken Raider, which I think is one of the easiest costumes (I don't mean any offense by that, just that it's mainly robes and a mask), and we'll see how it goes. I already have all the fabric I need, as well as a mask in the mail; so most of the pieces are ready for assembly/weathering.

    I still have 11 months, right?
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  19. Padme501st Force Ghost

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  20. MrSkinnee Force Ghost

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    If I am able to make it, I'll finally be able to break out my Chicken Fett costume.
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  21. nnaydolem Force Ghost

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    i am HOPING that i can do my character from SW:TOR. we shall see...
  22. GrandAdmiralDave Force Ghost

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    Not to sound flippant, but would you feel comfortable leaving your tablet, laptop or smartphone in your room?

    There is always the chance something can be stolen. Just as you can be pick-pocketed in Trafalgar Square, you can have things stolen from your backpack at a convention or from your hotel room by an unscrupulous maid or maintenance person. I have never had anything stolen out of a hotel room, and that includes lightsabers, prop blaster, my Mando helmet, laptop or iPad.

    That's not to say it won't happen in the future, but I don't think you're at any greater risk of having a costume part stolen at Celebration than you are just staying in a hotel anywhere else.
  23. Mitth_Fisto Chosen One

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    Good to know. Thank you GrandAdmiralDave. It helps put it a little more in perspective.
  24. Grog_Starkiller Force Ghost

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    Hi everyone, this will be my first time flying to a convention, and I want to take my lightsaber. How should I pack it in my check bag? And will I have any security issue by doing so?
  25. Antlers Jedi Grand Master

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    Hoping to have an Imperial Officer by then, and it will be my only SW costume. I'll also bring vintage clothing - probably 40s.