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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    Love the detail and weathering!
  2. Kepare Jedi Knight

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    Thank you. If you look through the album, you can see that it's actually layer reversed, with the white "top" coat actually being the bottom coat and the drown/black/dirt being between the white and the metal. The white is the only rattle can, everything else is Apple craft paint. It can be a pain to do, since each layer gets sanded to get the scuffed, peeled look, but this way if I sand too much I just have to toss a bit more on with a paint brush and wait an hour or so and have at it again.
  3. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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    This 3P0 costume will get me into the Rebel Legion right?

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/NoxEjgMeUXdxAXsLXwpx4A?feat=directlink
  4. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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  5. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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    I know!

    Think my brother can get into the 501st too. Imps wore thermos with black electrical tape right?
  6. LordZannah Jedi Master

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    Fearfick!! I meant to respond to this... became distracted, thought I had hit "send", but apparently I did not! Yes!! I seen this and thought,"JAMMIES as C3PO"... JAMMIES.... he's in his Jammies!!!! LOL!!! This is epic!
  7. VoxDeamonicus Jedi Grand Master

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    you did respond to it. you responded to this thread in the canon debate thread. I have no idea how you managed that.
  8. Relin Jedi Grand Master

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    It's Zannah!!:rolleyes:
  9. mindtwister_138 Force Ghost

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    "THIS" is why you guys are the best!
  10. LordZannah Jedi Master

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    I know my Twistee, I wanted to make sure he seen it. [face_laugh] That's my story and I'm sticking to it. [face_batting]
  11. Relin Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sure that's true...from a certain point of view.;)
  12. VoxDeamonicus Jedi Grand Master

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    hey, it's your lie, tell it your way
  13. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Presenting my newest costume...the Rebel Pilot/Starfighter Command Dress uniform. Perfect for those diplomatic missions the pilot dress uniform is sprinkled throughout the Rogue Squadron books and comics...there's even an action figure.

    [image=http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/jedimika/Costuming/393px-Fel-Wedge.jpg]

    [image=http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/jedimika/Costuming/432.jpg]

    I had commissioned someone with experience making these on the Rebel Legion boards but they let me down so a seamstress that I've used in the past gave it a shot and did pretty well for her first time I think. This one probably won't get a lot of use because it is pretty obscure but it's neat having a costume only a few other people have.
  14. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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  15. LordZannah Jedi Master

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    Mika, that is simply SWEET! You look awesome in anything you wear.. I'm so jealous! [face_dancing]
  16. Kepare Jedi Knight

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    Here are some pics of my winter project...
    [image=http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii231/Farmer42/Saber/C360_2011-02-1423-25-41.jpg]
    [image=http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii231/Farmer42/Saber/C360_2011-02-1423-26-44.jpg]
    [image=http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii231/Farmer42/Saber/C360_2011-02-1423-19-57_org.jpg]

    http://s265.photobucket.com/albums/ii231/Farmer42/Saber/
  17. 11-11 Jedi Grand Master

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    Very cool, Kepare. I like the hilt and that it's a white saber. Is that the final color or are you changing it?
  18. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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  19. Kepare Jedi Knight

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    I'm keeping it white. Next time I go to Evansville to visit the parents I'll be swiping some old light filter swatch books from my mom. She's a theatre professor and has a few that are no longer accurate, so I'll be able to change the color. White or a pale, pale gold will be the final color.
  20. 11-11 Jedi Grand Master

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  21. xanatos1975 Force Ghost

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    ok since I am moving to an actual house soon (I hope), I will be trying to get into vacuforming here soon (if the wife will allow of course lol), I want to try to make ARC trooper armor or the ever popular Mando armor (Walon Vau in particular.. like I said before, a fan of Karen Traviss lol)if I can. I will be more than happy to accept any instruction/advice people have to give on this since I have NEVER done anything like this before. I would prefer to just buy the costume out right but at least this way, I don't have to spend an exorbitant amount of money, and wait forever for people to send me a costume, when I don't even know if they will send it to me or just pocket my money lol.
  22. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Pretty ambitious. More work than I'd be willing to do. Here's a good primer on vacu-forming...
    http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/vacuumforming/index.html

    Remember you don't need a vacu form table for mando armor. Dar posted a nice tutorial a couple of pages up on using trash cans. There's also one here...
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f25/trash-can-armor-pics-6290/
    I would start simple for your first costume then work up to an RC. Once you're in "the community" you'll know who's reliable and who's not.

  23. xanatos1975 Force Ghost

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    thx mika... that was a BIG help... I think ive pretty much decided to make the mando armor (Walon Vau) as my first and main set... I will probably got thru "sets" until I am happy with it, but it will be fun making it as well.
  24. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    [image=http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/jedimika/Costuming/425.jpg]

    This is my latest costume, the Imperial Officer, but I can?t take any credit for it except the work I did earning a paycheck to pay for it. This is the Imperial Officer costume (black/Death Star Officer) offered by Museum Replicas. Getting it was a pretty frustrating experience but I?m happy with the way it turned out in the end. I first pre-ordered this thinking it would be my entry costume to the 501st but it took so long to be shipped I just went ahead and started work on the Imperial Crew costume (see above previous entry) which is the costume I joined the 501st under. I?m glad I did because now I have the base costume if I ever want to go for Tie Pilot (which I do).

    Not only did the Imperial Officer take a long time to arrive initially, but the medium size I had ordered based on the size chart was too small. And they sent me the wrong color cap (green instead of black). So I had to send it back for exchange which took more time. But I?m happy with what I eventually got. It fit me pretty well out of the box with hardly any alterations needed. It?s a pretty heavy weight material which is good for sturdiness but may get kinda hot. This may be a cold weather troop costume. I haven?t actually trooped in it yet but I?m looking forward to it. If you?re interested a more detailed review of the MR Imperial Officer costume can be found here?

    http://www.imperialofficer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1038

  25. 11-11 Jedi Grand Master

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    Too bad you had to go through all that hassle, but it really is a great costume!:)