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  1. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    I'm putting together a Vader costume right now, have a fancy dress 30th to go to in a couple of weeks so thought I'd finally get my A into G and sort it out. I've had the helmet for ages (Don post, the cheapish plastic version) and I've customised it a little, chopped the 'v' off the front between the eyes and added some tusks to the front where the silly silver stickers were.

    looking for ideas and tips for the rest of the costume, ie chest box and belt boxes. any ideas?
  2. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    May 25, 2001
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    go to dick smith buy some aluminim boxs they have for mounting electronic stuff in and a lot of switchs spray the boxes black and mount the switchs on the font panel
  3. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    sounds complicated, i only have 2 weeks.
    What I will probably end up doing is just making them out of cardboard or something similar. then when I have a bit more time, 'upgrade' to aluminium boxes. I might still check out dick smiths for the switches though...
  4. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    well ya could go here even has a pretty wee template for the chest box
  5. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    thanks for that.

    I've been finding countless templates/reference pics on different sites. unfortunately most of the parts have to be made from scratch (if you want them to look anything like the actual thing)
  6. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    well im about 90% there, just the codpiece and a few bits to add to the belt.

    Still havent found any black gauntlet style leather gloves, there were some on Trademe but they were expensive, so I'll settle for my driving gloves for now (can always add longer cuffs)
  7. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    so when do we get to see some pics of the costume then?
  8. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Doesn't he look sithy...

    [image=http://www.scaryfaces.com/img/costumes2/18916ex.jpg]



    // runs away //

  9. Norrad_Roff Force Ghost

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  10. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    ROTF LMAO!!! nice one JP!!
  11. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Careful Graal, don't roll on the cat. :p

    Oh, you're gonna hate me Paul. I'll PM you.
  12. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    why am I gonna hate you? are you staying in dorkland for the summer again? How am I supposed to take you fishing if you're not here!!!????
  13. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    woops, forgot to PM ya.

    Yea, I may have scored my dream job... hunting and getting paid good money for it, with a ute and 4x4 bike and accomodation provided... but it's a little north of dorkland. [face_blush]

  14. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Nice!! Follow your dreams SFL!!
  15. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    I had a dream once that i fell off a cliff [face_plain]
  16. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    so long as ya wake up before ya hit the ground all will be well.
    Carry on.
  17. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Yea, I've had some whacked dreams. But //sigh// fishing will happen... I hope. Just don't go overseas any time soon.

    I may not get this job yet anyway.

    Sooo, Chans, errr Darth, all done yet?
  18. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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  19. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Everyone dreams every time they sleep ... for around 1-2 hours for every 8 hour sleep period. Most of the time you don't remember them, though, which is why people think they don't dream. Anyone ever had Star Wars dreams? Those are the best ;)

    Can't wait to see the costume, Chans :)
  20. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    > Anyone ever had Star Wars dreams

    Before both prequals, I had recurring dreams that I went to the cinema to see them, and that they were really awful. I wish I could remember the actual content of the films-within-the-dreams because they were really quite funny. I remember that in my pre-Episode II dream, the whole film was set in a house and looked like an Episode of 'Days of our lives".

    I guess this means my subconscious doesn't have anything better to do!

    Lawrence
  21. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    for around 1-2 hours for every 8 hour sleep period.

    Where on earth did you come up with those figures?!

    I've slept for less and dreamed. For instance; on the field trip the other week on the bus comming back from the west coast. the night before we we on the turps and on the way back I had a killer dream and when I woke up my mate said I'd been asleep for about 15mins.

    I always have dreams, though it usually takes me until midday the following day for me to remember them, when they just pop into my mind or something triggers a familiarity. But to remember a dream, the dream must occur just prior to you waking. So, ACE. Set an alarm clock for 3am one night and wake up unexpectidly, and you might just catch a dream. :p

    Anyway... costumes eh?

    edit = lol STH. Na, can't say I've had a SW dream, that I remember.
  22. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    > Na, can't say I've had a SW dream, that I remember.

    Not even the one when Carrie Fisher (as she was in 1977) or Natalie Portman comes floating though an open window of your bedroom at night?
  23. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    ...well that goes without saying. But I was meaning lightsabers and space and strange aliens.
  24. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Where on earth did you come up with those figures?!

    I made them up on the spot, like 67% of statistics. Seriously, look up an online/ real life encyclopedia if you want to know for sure.

    Just because you dream for 1-2 hours in an eight hour sleep period, doesn't mean you don't dream during a 15min sleep period.
  25. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    OK here ya go, first glimpse.
    Sorry about the photo, cant really see much
    I really need to trim some off the neck of the helmet... and i need a better saber.
    Hopefully i'll get some close up pics on the weekend.

    http://www.geocities.com/chansplace/finished1

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