Lou, KY Costuming Thread!

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Sad_Max, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Okay here's a recent addition to my costume wardrobe that I'll be breaking out for CV--a Corran Horn/Corellian Pilot uniform. In the Rogue Squadron books it mentions in addition to having a CorSec green detailed X-Wing and R2 (Whistler), Corran wears a green flight suit.
    "He wanted the sun at his back as he moved, and once again was pleased that he wore a dark green flight suit, not the bright orange most of the squadron's other pilots wore." (Isard's Revenge)

    Here's an artist's rendition from one of the Star Wars RPG source books...
    [image=http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/jedimika/Costuming/413px-Hobbie-Corran-Atlas.jpg]

    and here's mine...
    [image=http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/jedimika/Costuming/243.jpg]

    This will probably do it for costumes before CV unless my seamstress comes through with a last minute save for me on another pilot related outfit. I still have to put together my X-Wing helmet kit and decide on a paint scheme. Hopefully I'll get started on that real soon.



  2. DarthZannah Jedi Youngling

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    Mika, you are one sharp looking costumer, that's for sure. Coran Horn huh? The character is very novel, and that green flight suit will no doubt get you lots of picture requests. I can see the fans now, "Green Flight Suit"? "Woe! Gotta Have A Pic Of That"! I know "I" want one. [face_batting]
  3. DarthZannah Jedi Youngling

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    Here is my most recent upgrade to my costume. This makes four changes for me, and I'm working on a red battle under suit.


    I don't know if these will show up very well, or even pop up at all. I've loaded two other image links for them to download, and this is the last attempt. So, just in case, I've added the direct links:

    Me In My New Battle Undergarment. It is a top which has slitted shoulder straps and slitted tights.

    Direct Link:
    http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt223/Darth_Zannah/LordZannahInBattleGear71010.jpg



    http://s614.photobucket.com/albums/tt223/Darth_Zannah/?action=view&current=LordZannahInBattleGear71010.jpg





    And a pic of me and Cyrin together. This is a shot of her, also in her own new battle gear.


    http://s614.photobucket.com/albums/tt223/Darth_Zannah/?action=view&current=ZannahandCyrin71010pic1.jpg


    Also the direct link:

    http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt223/Darth_Zannah/ZannahandCyrin71010pic1.jpg
  4. DarthCyrin Jedi Youngling

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    That was great fun Zannah! We'll knock 'em dead at CV! [face_devil]
  5. Jai-Rew-Sett Jedi Youngling

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    Finally got around to taking some pics of my progress. I still have some ideas on what I'm going to do with it(adding stripes, designs,etc.)The only thing I have left to do is add padding/visor to the helm. Make holsters for the guns, paint my rifle add scope/greeblies to it. Still deciding if I should go with velcro/rivets/screws for tacking the armor to the vest. Make a kama and either decide on using the backplate or going with a cape. OYA

    [image=http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx193/fleetwood077/mandoarmor.jpg]

    [image=http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx193/fleetwood077/mandoarmor1.jpg]

    [image=http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx193/fleetwood077/blasterleft.jpg]

    [image=http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx193/fleetwood077/blasters.jpg]

    [image=http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx193/fleetwood077/gauntletleft.jpg]

    [image=http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx193/fleetwood077/gauntletright.jpg]
  6. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Looks great! Will you be putting together a BFG? Not required I know but most Mando Mercs seem to carry one.

  7. Jai-Rew-Sett Jedi Youngling

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    Nah, I do have a rifle I am putting together. I'm hoping to have it done b4 CV. I don't know tho, It's getting close and I still have alot of other stuff to do so we'll see.
  8. DarthZannah Jedi Youngling

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeet Ner Vod!! OYA!!

    In the Sith:
    An'hin! - Strength
    Ar'rii! - Power
    Venaal! - Victory :mad:
  9. Tyrande Jedi Youngling

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    Hey all, my name is Megan and I'm a newbie! My best friend Darth Cyrin told me to come to this thread and introduce myself. I'm looking to join the Dark Empire, as an apprentice in Cyrin's ranks. I hope to be able to make my costume some time next month, when money permits, and look forward to sharing it with you when I do. So anyway, hi! *waves nervously*
  10. DarthZannah Jedi Youngling

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    Tyrande,
    I am Lord Zannah. :mad:

    I am the Membership Officer and Ruusan Temple Master of The Dark Empire. My sister, don?t be nervous, it's not befitting of a Dark Sider. You are aspiring to TDE, and as such, present yourself loud and proud. [face_dancing]

    Strong Greetings To You And Welcome To The Galactic Alliance Dark Sister. [face_batting]
  11. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Welcome Tyrande. A lot of us are into costuming but we do a lot of other things too. Feel free to come out to one of our events (we have book club coming up for instance) and meet us and socialize. No costumes required :)
  12. VoxDeamonicus Jedi Knight

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    No costume required????? wish someone had told me that before. No wonder everyone at B&N keep giving me funny looks.


    and welcome to the forums. Get Cyrin to give you the link to the dark empire.
  13. DarthCyrin Jedi Youngling

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    I already did Vox! But thanks for looking out.. LOL
  14. DarKyram Jedi Knight

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    Figured I'd make this to show my progress for my trash can based Mandalorian beskar'gam.

    First of all, I took a standard kitchen trash can from Wal-Mart and put my stencils on, which I then traced.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0278.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0279.jpg]

    I then used a standard box knife to gut them out, being VERY careful. I suggest when doing this that you cut along the line, lightly leaving a shallow groove. Then go along that groove again, pushing it a little deeper. Continue until you're at least half way through the plastic before putting pressure on. This will ensure you get a straight cut along the line you're working on, and you'll keep your armor looking clean and even.

    Here's the armor cut out.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0283.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0424.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0556.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0425.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0425.jpg]

    Along side my armor, the vest was also prepared. All soft stuff, vest, kama, etc. is credited to my mother's help as I can't sew to save my life.

    Here's me in the vest and jumpsuit, first test fittings.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0322.jpg]

    And after my first coat of paint, what my armor looked on the vest.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0357.jpg]

    After that, various stages of the torso plates, neck armor and shoulder bells, being painted.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0364.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0365.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0366.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0367.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0368.jpg]

    And the final lay out.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0369.jpg]

    My neck armor is bolted onto the color of my jumpsuit.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/IMG_0245.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/IMG_0246.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/IMG_0247.jpg]

    My shoulder bells had to be painted. Once they were finished, along with my back plate, I mounted them straight to the vest via bolts and eyelettes. Since then, I've actually added washes to help prevent tearing on the fabric around the eyelettes.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0472.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0374.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0380.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0381.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0407.jpg]


    My shin guards and knee pad construction out of a standard set of construction safety gear and more trash can.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0408.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0409.jpg]

    Knees removed and trashcan shin guards bolted.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0412.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0424.jpg]

    Knees bondo'd and shins ready for painting.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0430.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/azurejuggalo/costuming/PICT0448.jpg]

    My gauntlets were made of trashcan and large and small soccer shin guards. Took some trial and error to get the fin
  15. DarthZannah Jedi Youngling

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    Kandosii Ner Vod!! OYA!! =D=

    And in the Sith: :mad:
    An'hin - Strength,
    Ar'rii - Power,
    Venaal - Victory!!
  16. Jai-Rew-Sett Jedi Youngling

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    Dar, your kit is bad shebs! I wish I would've gone that route with the trash cans. Instead I bought a precut kit off of ebay! I have already made other plates using trash cans, that'll be my version 2 kit. I'll work on it after CV. I like how you did the pauldron, I had a similiar idea, but I am too broad shouldered I think to wear one! OYA
  17. DarthNocturnus Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks for posting Dar! It's awesome to see inside your laboratory and the steps you took to make your creation come alive! [face_skull]
  18. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Very nice build thread! Thanks for posting that. It will be of great value to members down the road.
  19. 11-11 Jedi Knight

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    So many new costumes!!


    Mika- nicely done with the Corran/Corellian Pilot costume. I think I like the green better than the orange?very dashing and more unique!

    Jai-Rew-Sett- Excellent job man! I can?t wait to see it in person! The effort you?ve put into it really shows. Outstanding!

    Zannah and Cyrin- Awesome pictures! You?re gonna to WOW everyone at CV... and maybe scare some Jedi too.[face_worried]

    Dar- You've got some great ideas and an amazing costume. I hope I?ll get to meet you sometime.


    Impressed and Inspired by everyone! =D=
  20. DarthCyrin Jedi Youngling

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  21. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    This is one of my many costume projects I?ve been working on, the Imperial Crew member, finally completed.

    For all you budget minded costumers this is the Imperial equivalent to the Rebel Legion?s Rebel Fleet Trooper costume, meaning a 501st approvable costume that won?t set you back 4 figures and is therefore a costume a lot of people use as their initial application into the 501st. Plus it?s one of the more comfortable Imperial costumes to troop in and it has pockets! which is rare in a 501st costume.

    [image=http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/jedimika/Costuming/406.jpg]

    You can see it?s pretty simple, consisting of a black jumpsuit, belt, hat, boots and compad. The gloves (and sidearm if desired) are optional items. However, as with most costumes it?s the small details you need to pay attention to if you?re going for screen accuracy or putting this together just for fun.

    The same jumpsuit can be used for 3 different imperial costumes-imperial crew, tie pilot, and Death Star gunner?so it?s pretty versatile ; it?s basically the same jumpsuit for the rebel pilot just in black instead of orange. I just ordered this from Costume Base (discussed before) as it has the correct collar and pockets. Note the required Imperial Cog patches on the shoulders. These come with the jumpsuit from Costume Base but they?re the wrong size (too small) and color (silver instead of white) and can?t be used. It?s pretty easy to find a source for the correct patches and swap them out though.
    --$100 w/shipping from costume base
    --$6 for 2 patches

    Hat w/ imperial disk. I just used the hat from Costume Base and substituted a more accurate machined metal imperial disk from an online source.
    --$20 w/ shipping from costume base
    --$3 Imperial Disk plus shipping from Elvis Trooper

    The Belt and Buckle with Imperial Disk. Costume Base offers a buckle (and belt) but it?s not accurate and not 501st acceptable and you?re just better off putting your own together as it?s pretty easy.
    2? Belt blank-$15 from Tandy Leather
    2? rectangular Buckle blank--$4 from Tandy Leather
    Imperial disk--$3 plus shipping from Elvis Trooper

    [image=http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/jedimika/Costuming/407.jpg]

    Com pad--$10 (unpainted) same as used for Rebel Pilot just painted different colors

    [image=http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/jedimika/Costuming/398.jpg]

    Boots---black costume boots $50

    So the total is somewhere around $200-225 depending if you already have the black boots (used for many costumes as we?ve discussed) and would be significantly less if you were capable of sewing your own jumpsuit.

    So I applied to the 501st, submitted my photos and was accepted this last weekend. I am now 501st member IC 4460

    Imperial Officer and Crew costume forums, full of advice and tips as well as formal costume requirements, can be found here?
    http://www.imperialofficer.com/forum/
  22. Yoda_Jammies Jedi Master

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  23. mindtwister_138 Jedi Master

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    Welcome to the Empire Mika...lol! Great costume work, as usual :)
  24. LordZannah Jedi Youngling

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    Oh I love it! And welcome to the Empire indeed! Cant wait to see it on you. Very nicely done![face_batting]
  25. Kepare Jedi Youngling

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    I'm in the process of building a custom mando. I have the bucket finished. Here are some (not entirely up to date) pics.

    Here

    here

    here

    EDIT: So, not a good day for me and getting images to work.