Jedi Does anyone out there have a REAL padawan braid?

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Magenta_Moonshadow, Sep 14, 2005.

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  1. VillieGee Jedi Knight

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  2. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    Imaginary ones don't count...;)
  3. ishtarskywalker Jedi Padawan

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    I sometimes put most of my hair in a ponytail & have a little braid somewhere, usually behind my ear. Unfortunately, my daughter finds the braid convenient to chew on when I'm holding her. (An unforeseen hazard of being both a parent & a Star Wars fan.;) ) I've seen some images, such as in the comics & book covers, where padawans are portrayed without braids; is that just artistic license or is the braid optional?
  4. Maulested Force Ghost

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    Ah Sith don't have no stinkin' braids! : ) But my last haircut was a bob with a longer section in the middle, forming an 'm' shape in the back so if I wear pigtails I get accused of either being a Padawan or having a mullet. I Don't know what's worse!
  5. I_am_Kooky Sth Aust. Chapter Representative

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    I have a real one. It is as long as my real hair.
    I have only had it about a year (cause i discovered star wars last year ;) )
    I keep getting 'Is that your Real hair?' 'Did you do that?' 'How long did it take?'

    http://tinypic.com/dw2nnr.jpg
    http://tinypic.com/dw2nsx.jpg


    How are Padawan braids meant to be down?
    Like is it braided from the front of the right ear down behind it and then on woulds or what ?

    :D

    Thanks for the beewax tip :D
  6. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    Only last year? Where have you been?:eek: ;)

    Good photos, Kooky!

    If I'm short for time I'll put my hair in a ponytail and just plait a very thin section of the tail...if I've got more time I'll take a small section from behind my right ear...here's mine...I had beads on the end that day, and was wearing a SW Tshirt!

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/JerseyJedi/hair.jpg
  7. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    PS: Kooky, can you tell that I love Qui Gon, too..?:)
  8. Jauhzmynn Jedi Master

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    Magenta,
    That's a cool idea. it looks like your threads is varigaited. Unless it's my eyes. It's pretty. How'd you get the beads to no tonly go on but STAY on?
  9. -red_nite- Jedi Knight

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    so how many people here got theirs on the wrong side.... *raises hand*
    and does it ever get annoying when people ask if its real... i guess that is the one thing that makes me tired of it... that or my boyfriend telling me he's gonna use it to leash me.... AM NOT A DOG!!!:p

    and has any one every been threatened by a scissors??
  10. Jauhzmynn Jedi Master

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    No scissor threats at me.
    When I had a braid behind each ear, my apartment roomies used to gently grasp each one and use them like reigns. :confused: Good thing all of them are scifi fans espcially Star Wars.

    I have dangly earrings at the ends which jungle softly instead of beads (Hadn't found ones I like and don't know how to affix them.) cats love swatting those around.
  11. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    Thanks! :) I tied some multicoloured wool to a very small hair scrunchie and then threaded the beads on the end of the wool, knotting the end of the wool so the beads don't fall off! Then I just tie the scrunchie around the piece of hair I'm using for the braid and using the wool as one strand of the braid just keep plaiting until the beads are at the end of the hair! You might have to experiment until you find the right length, but once it's made you can re-use it as often as you like!

    If you've got an inch or two of hair left when you reach the beads, you just loop it around itself and tie off with a bit of thread or elastic...
  12. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    LOL!![face_blush]

    When I do mine, I always have it either directly behind my right ear, or coming out the top of my pony tail and dangling over my right shoulder! :)
  13. Jauhzmynn Jedi Master

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    Very cool . I hadn't seen a hair scrunchie that small. My braid isonly maybe an 1/8 of an inch wide.
  14. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    Yeah, mine's very thin, too...about the thickness of Obi Wan's in TPM!

    I don't use the big fabric scrunchies, just the mini stretchy ones that are maybe an inch in diameter when new...
  15. I_am_Kooky Sth Aust. Chapter Representative

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    PS: Kooky, can you tell that I love Qui Gon, too..? oh yeah !! HE RULES !!! [face_love] My costume is based on his !! ;)

    I did have beeds but cause i have a school bag, it gets stuck under so when i take my bag off, the beeds come too. . . so . . .when i finnish school i'll put the beeds back on.
  16. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    If you first tie the beads to the end of the thread rather than your hair, (knot the end of the thread to keep the beads on!) and THEN braid the thread into your hair, there's NO way that your bag will pull the beads off...;)

    Trust me - I have my bag over my shoulder and I've never lost a bead yet! [:D]
  17. I_am_Kooky Sth Aust. Chapter Representative

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    Sounds long and tricky. . . .Might try that :D
    Thanks [:D]
  18. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    Let me know how you get on! :)
  19. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    Just finished making a Jedi outfit, btw...here's a few pics!

    (And the braid is my real hair... )

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/JerseyJedi/julie1.jpg

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/JerseyJedi/julie2.jpg

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/JerseyJedi/julie3.jpg

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/JerseyJedi/julie4.jpg

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/JerseyJedi/julie5.jpg

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/JerseyJedi/julie6.jpg

    And I made my lightsaber out of cardboard tubes, silver paper, sticky-backed plastic, and assorted bits and pieces...

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/JerseyJedi/100_1141.jpg

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/JerseyJedi/saber.jpg
  20. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    I guess nobody likes it, then...:_|
  21. ishtarskywalker Jedi Padawan

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    I like your costume Magenta Moonshadow, especially the bright cloak. It's really different. Was there a reason you picked red (or maybe it's magenta, hard to tell on my computer)? Your lightsaber is nice too. Better than the plastic toy ones (all 4 of them, one of each color) that my husband uses. ;)
  22. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    padawn braid:oops:
    Unwittingly I had one for several years. Somewhere between being 10 and 14[face_blush]
    And I didn't even know!!!!
    :oops:
  23. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    Thank you, ishtar![:D] My cloak is a rust colour, it looks slightly redder in the pic than it really is! LOL!!

    It's only a temporary cloak - I'd never made a Jedi cloak before, and I didn't want to waste good material and only botch it up, so I found a rust-coloured double duvet cover in a local charity shop for just £5! It gave me plenty material to practice with, and I was pleased with the way that it turned out!

    When I see some 'proper' material, I won't mind buying it as I know I can make it now...:)
  24. yugi3045 Jedi Knight

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    I am thinking about starting one, but I don't know how to. I have three questions about this.
    1. When I get a haircut, how much should be not cut?
    2. Where does it go?
    3. What is the braid? Is it just a regular ponytail braid?
  25. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    It should start just behind the top of your right ear - it's just a very thin braid!:)
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