Costume progress pics

Discussion in 'Binghamton, NY' started by mrgr8ness, Mar 1, 2006.

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  1. jackboot Jedi Knight

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    Though I have not had a mandalorian (I understand they are cunning warriors and don?t survive well in captivity lol) but this (http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/) is a good forum for help in acquiring the materials for one. There are many different helmet makers so choose carefully. The armour and jumpsuit you can make yourself if you want. There are lots of other things you can add for a custom mandalorian and they look great. On the Dented Helmet they are very helpful and sometimes can sell you just that little missing piece you were looking for.
    You can also look in the Costuming and props section of this forum for more things you can make yourself.
    Also if you need help getting inspired you can do a search of the pictures from Dragon Con and Celebration 1,2, and 3. There are plenty of us dressed in all kinds of great stuff.
    If you can get together with us on Saturday the 12th at 6pm I will try to bring some of my own C3 pix.
    Good luck
    :)
  2. mrgr8ness Jedi Knight

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    I agree with the above, if you wanna be a good guy jedi is probably a good way to go. If you wanna turn to the dark side, you could go with a standard officer or an imperial guard if you want to stay on the less expensive side. Storm/Clone troopers are just neat. I am planning on a Stormie for my next project, started a blaster already. Mandolorians are probably among the most time consuming and expensive, but the satisfaction is terrific when it starts coming together. thedentedhelmet.com is the best place to learn for them. I am a long time member there, I can point you in the right direction for your gear.

    -gr8
  3. Karate-Jedi Jedi Master

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    I have also been to TDH. A lot of these guys and gals helped me out a lot with my custom Mando. Custom mando will cost you a lot if you don't do your research, If anyone needs help let me know. But doing Boba or Jango will cost you a whole lot more, if you don't talk to them.
  4. mrgr8ness Jedi Knight

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    Ok, been awhile. Figured I owed you guys some more pics-

    Ok, got my bucket done. Its a DP96, and turned out pretty good. It is a little smaller than the movie original. I got a good deal through a friend on a nice fiberglass mystery helmet-bigger and much more accurate-
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/IMG_0237.jpg

    I built a blinking rangefinder circuit and have a hollow rangefinder stalk on the way so I can put the 9V inside the helmet. I am going ESB theme with this helmet. I wanted to try something new, and I like the ESB version so much better already. Heres my progress as of last week, Im a little farther now-
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/Picture007.jpg
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/Picture008.jpg
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/Picture007.jpg
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/IMG_0518.jpg

    I decided to scratchbuild my codpiece. This was not as bad as I originally thought. Built using sintra and a bunch of bondo-
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/IMG_0240.jpg
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/IMG_0251.jpg
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/IMG_0255.jpg
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/IMG_0258.jpg

    Hope you guys enjoy these. I hope to have more to come. KJ- I know I still owe you some pics of my jetpack, will try and snap some this weekend.

    -gr8
  5. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Ooh! How exciting!
    Thanks for posting the progress pics!

    ~Doc_Bev

    EDIT: Edited for users privacy
  6. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    I would suggest replying privately to that one as to protect users privacy. ;)
  7. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Good point.
    Could you edit that out of my last post (as I can't do that myself)?
    I can send the question via PM instead.

    ~Doc_Bev
  8. Karate-Jedi Jedi Master

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  9. mrgr8ness Jedi Knight

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    No harm done. Thanks for the looking out Strawbary[:D] Nope, I am not Jason Miller BTW. Most people are pretty comfortable with first names here. Mine is Nic
  10. Jem-Kerr-Lodemi Jedi Knight

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    [face_thinking] Do I have to host pics to post them here??
  11. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    yea you'll have to upload them to some gallery & then post the link
  12. mrgr8ness Jedi Knight

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    I use Photobucket. It works well and you can add tons of pictures to it. I have over 400 and still not limited.
  13. mrgr8ness Jedi Knight

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    Oh, figured I'd post some more progress pics of the bucket. Its coming along nicely. Slowly thoughI-)

    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/Picture017.jpg
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/Picture016.jpg
  14. mrgr8ness Jedi Knight

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    Finally started on my jetpack. Its fiberglass with removable rocket and thrusters-

    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/mrgr8ness/jetpack.jpg
  15. Karate-Jedi Jedi Master

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    Nice. Where did you get it?

    I want one too.

    KJ
  16. Jem-Kerr-Lodemi Jedi Knight

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    :DOk Folks..here's the dress finally done...I had to go buy more material and start over from scratch again. I messed up on the first try. Thanks to my friend Sherri...she helped me whip up this one. I have the belt to do this week and it's done.

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c215/lonwlf4ever/leiaDress.jpg


    I hope this works.
  17. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    That looks great!

    ~Doc_Bev
  18. TreborGahKor CR, Binghamton

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    Looks Great!!! Impressive, most impressive!!! (Hey, you're "daddy" said that!!)

    :)
  19. mrgr8ness Jedi Knight

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    Got it from Ruffkintoys over at TDH. I worked out a trade with him for my mystery helmet, jetpack, and knees. I also bought my gaunts from him. He is awesome to deal with. I will ask him what the pricing is on the jetpacks.
  20. Karate-Jedi Jedi Master

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    I understand that you have designed a rangefinder electronics. I am hopeless at electronics and I'm look for one for my new bucket. Would you be able to make me one?

  21. DarSolo Force Ghost

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    Karen - your dress looks great! =D= I can't wait to see it in person.
  22. Jem-Kerr-Lodemi Jedi Knight

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    Dar, I can't wait to show you...I do think it needs to be taken in a little but thought Iwould wait to see you and find out....is there any chance that if your coming Sunday, can u bring your Leia belt, just in case I am not done with mine?? Also, can anyone actually help make one out of the actaual metal??
  23. mrgr8ness Jedi Knight

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    I did make a rangefinder circuit and I can make one for you. I still need to finish its development though. I have the circuit done, but I still need to add in the battery and switch. I was trying to build it all in to the rangefinder, but for my bucket, and am going to put the switch in the ear and the battery inside the bucket. I bought a hollow rangefinder stalk from Bobamaker. For the future, I want to build a tilt switch and battery on board, so it all stays contained in the rangefinder, but I need to spend more time on it. Hopefully, once I get my costume done, and can come back to it.
  24. Karate-Jedi Jedi Master

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    That would be very kewl. How much was the hollow range finder? Do you have a contact email because I would like one too.
    KJ
  25. mrgr8ness Jedi Knight

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    Sure thing, I will PM you the link, not sure how some people like there website published.
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