Non Star Wars Harry Potter Cloaks/Costuming

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by spacelady, Apr 15, 2003.

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  1. Jedi_Nausicaa Jedi Master

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    [image=http://photos-271.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v104/150/121/431271/n431271_33653478_5114.jpg]

    Finished making my Death Eater mask! Movie 4 version.
  2. Smiling-Otter Jedi Knight

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    Anyone have ideas, suggestions, advice for Shacklebolt's outer robe? I liked it a lot and thought it wouldn't be all that difficult to modify it to something Jedi-ish. Sadly, I've found precious few pictures of him showing all of it.

    Thanks.
  3. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    The Harry one sounds indeed like the Lining.

    I accidentally got 2 of it and I am sure it's Acetate Lining :p as it looks and feel like the ones I used for my first few Costumes (before I switched to using Pongee/Polyester Lining)

    Remember that only part of the Robe is lined in the Color Lining, rest in the Black Acetate Lining. Can see some photos of it here as I put up in my website:

    My Gryffindor
    http://www.dartheagle.com/poa_gryffindor.html

    My Slytherin
    http://www.dartheagle.com/poa_slytherin.html

    School Robe Tutorial
    http://www.dartheagle.com/poa_robe1.html


    Will try to post the photos from the past Harry Potter events here next week. ;) There is few upgrades for my Slytherin Costume but had done a Ravenclaw School Robe for myself and friend to wear which unfortunately is far from meeting my expectations. [face_blush]
  4. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Thank you for posting your tutorial. I'm lucky, I have both patterns in my stash that people have used as a base for the robes!

    Oh yes, I already saw that the colored portion is just a facing and for the hood. Otherwise it is black and I agree, I looked at some acetate lining I had and it was very close to that Harry costume card.

    The only think I'm stressed out about right now is my sweater. I had orderdd a hand knit one with enough time to have it made for Dragon*Con. But for some reason when I re-reviewed some information on the web site I realized I'd place an order for Acrylic which only comes in BLACK rather than charcoal gray! I caught the mistake, but now they say that pushes my delivery time on my sweater back because they don't have enough wool on hand at the moment to knit it :(

    This is going to suck if I don't have a sweater in time for the convention. I bought a ton of stuff for this, and I tried to order a pull over from Whimsic Alley in the mean time but it seems they might be having business problems right now.
  5. bassclarinets Jedi Knight

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    as promised - the finished snape (it won the costume contest at our local barnes and noble, so the coveted #1 spot in line and a copy of the book :) )

    [image=http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/bassclarinets/HP%20Book%20release/IMG_0273.jpg]

    more photos here : http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/bassclarinets/HP%20Book%20release/

    Jen
  6. Jedi_Kai Jedi Master

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    Well done! Neither place I went offered such a wonderful prize for the costume contest...and I missed both of them.

    photos (no spoilers): http://public.fotki.com/Kait/other_costuming/book-release/
  7. Quinten_JarVos Jedi Master

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    Well this is mine... Just a Random Huffelpuff Student....

    We got the book at 831am in the morning and then went over to the local university to take some shots, this is the best one that we got of me.

    [image=http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/vampyre_dave/DavieHarry.jpg]

    Anyway's hope you like
  8. starfire-phoenix Jedi Grand Master

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    I got some good pics of you Quinten. I'll upload them tomorrow hopefully :)
  9. starfire-phoenix Jedi Grand Master

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    Here are some of my pics:

    [image=http://www.starfirephoenix.net/gallery/main.php/d/1183-1/IMGP2158.jpg] [image=http://www.starfirephoenix.net/gallery/main.php/d/1193-1/IMGP2170.jpg]

    The rest are here: http://www.starfirephoenix.net/gallery/main.php/v/events/hpdeathlyhallows/

    Was lots of fun! I finished my Hufflepuff robes years ago, but never got good pics until now. I could finally wear my sweater at last too, but I didn't wear my skirt on Saturday because it was far too cold! lol

    I've also finally added a little how to of how to draft the neckline seam out of your robe pattern and how it goes together.

    http://www.starfirephoenix.net/gallery/main.php/v/tutorials/hprobes/
  10. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    That's great! =D= It'll be most useful for us.

    For me, the problem with my latest version, the Ravenclaw School Robe is that in my hurry, I didn't do a proper Mock-Up (only worked on the paper patterns) so the Hood Lining Opening and back is too wide than the Black Lining and Black Right Side. So there is a bunch-up on the Hood Lining just below the back of neck (ya, thankfully it's the back).

    Will do a proper Mock-Ups to fix the pattern later after I settle my Scout Trooper (ya still on it [face_blush] ) and thus do my Hufflepuff Robe. Might also need to redo my Gryffindor as the Black Right side is slightly fading due to the cloth used and no. of times it got washed. Then, I guess I can open my "shop" making the School Robes for more people or even outsiders. :p
  11. Miba Jedi Knight

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    I made a Gryffindor costume for my little sister, so here's pictures:

    http://www.starwarsdotcom.com/miba/DH/002.jpg
    http://www.starwarsdotcom.com/miba/DH/005.jpg
    http://www.starwarsdotcom.com/miba/DH/007.jpg
    http://www.starwarsdotcom.com/miba/DH/015.jpg
    http://www.starwarsdotcom.com/miba/DH/016.jpg
    http://www.starwarsdotcom.com/miba/DH/054.jpg (I'm the one in the Trust Snape shirt, which I made as well)

    I hate the skirt I got her, but I was rushed and it was the best I could find cause I didn't feel like making one. I know the hood doesn't connect to the body in the right way, but she said she didn't want me to try to fix it so I left it alone.
  12. Amaryllis Jedi Knight

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    I finished my Hermione Yule Ball Gown for Comic-Con! I'm still not very happy with it...but I think I know how to do it properly now and will probably re-do it soon. I thought I'd share a picture all the same! I don't have any proper pictures yet, but here is one from our performance in the Masquerade.

    [image=http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c245/LadyAmaryllis/masq-shimmy.jpg]
  13. Jedi-Siri Jedi Master

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    Oh that is beautiful! I want to make that dress so bad. Was it difficult to make? I always thought it would be because of all the different seams.
  14. Amaryllis Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, I had a pretty hard time with it. I had to be really slow and careful with the seams, and drafting the triangles on top to fit my body was a huge headache. The hardest part for me was making the flounces on the bottom, though. I was perfectly happy with my mock up, but then my chiffon reacted quite differently than the muslin and everything ended up pretty distorted. I made the flounces out of lots and lots of circles, and the circles would pull out of shape when cut on the bias, and shrink when cut on the grain...ugh. It was very confusing. I'm not really sure how I'm going to prevent that from happening next time, but oh well?

    [image=http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c245/LadyAmaryllis/hermione-hanger.jpg]

    Here is my mock up, with everything behaving properly.
  15. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Oh, it looks great! I wish I had been able to see the masquerade. I think I heard your skit did well?
  16. Verdaera Jedi Knight

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    OK, I've been scanning every reference known to wizard kind, and I'm having difficulty deciding something.

    Does anyone know for a fact if the back of the robe has a seam or not?

    I'm trying to decide if I can get away with one piece or if it needs to be in two pieces for flow, but I can't find a good picture with a clear enough shot to see a seam!

    In this picture you can clearly see a seam in the lining of Hermione's robe...

    http://rebelshaven.com/VersCorner/images/hp/hermione001.jpg

    This is a great shot of Cedric's robe from behind but for the life of me I can't tell if there's a seam there or not

    http://rebelshaven.com/VersCorner/images/hp/hpref001.jpg

    Anyone have any pictures that proves the existence of a back seam or not?

    I just finished my skirt meself:

    [image=http://rebelshaven.com/VersCorner/images/hp/skirtref003.jpg]

    If anyone's interested in the tutorial I posted it here:

    http://rebelshaven.com/VersCorner/hogwarts.html
  17. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Haha- you have the same question I do about the back of the robe! I also spotted the seam in the lining, but had a theory that perhaps they used a 45" wide fabric for the lining and that may be why it has a seam? So far I can't find any shots that show a seam. All the screen caps I have a kind of blurry - so nothing is conclusive. My hunch is they may have used 60" wide gabardine/suiting and thus no need for a center back seam on the outer part of the robe.\

    I think I'm going to try to comb through GOF to see if there are any scenes that show the cloak clearly.

    Your skirt came out great by the way! Thanks for posting the to tutorial, I know I will refer to it. In the interest of time, since I'm putting together 2 costumes before Dragon*Con, I had to cheat and get pre-made school uniform skirts and trousers. The charcoal gray sold at these uniform sites is not nearly dark enough though. So I know my next step will be to probably find some wool and make something more screen accurate for the future. I'd also considered trying to over-dye the skirts and pants I got... but I'm not sure I can afford to risk it. If something goes wrong then there isn't enough time to order new ones before the convention!


  18. Verdaera Jedi Knight

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    See, I'm not worried about piecing, I'm wondering if the back seam was needed for flair or not, I'm worried about it being too tight like my first Jedi robe was. I've combed through every good hi-res image gallery I could find! I so wish they had good costume specials on the DVDs. We need a "Dressing the Castle" book or something ;) I'm half tempted to go see OOTP on the big screen again to see if I can spot something.

    Have fun at Dragon*Con! I've been dying to go but I'm coming into my last year of college and it's just too hard. Can't wait to see everyone's pictures!
  19. Jedi-Siri Jedi Master

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    I'm in the same boat as you. It's killing me that I can't go to Dragon Con this year but I'm in school and just can't come.

    I love your skirt, btw, I'm going to use your directions when I finally make my Hermione skirt. Right now I'm just using an old black skirt that has faded to a dark gray. I put in fake pleats. It looks alright, but I want a skirt like the one you made.

    Here is a link to a video about the OOTP costumes. They really do not go into detail about the school robes but there is great information on Sirius, Bellatrix, Moody, Umbridge's costumes and more. There are three parts to it.

    Enjoy

    PART ONE:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rX8O0ng6uI

    PART TWO:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dch2R3wzMhY&mode=related&search=

    PART THREE:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AELmh0qPVpc&mode=related&search=
  20. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Well, I still say that is probably dependent on how wide the fabric is that you start with. You can draw the center back 'seam' at an outward angle and still place the pattern piece on the fold of the fabric. Thus, eliminating the seam. I just think that the center back line would be a straight line down top to bottom. So if your fabric is wide enough, you don't need a seam. Does that make sense?
  21. Verdaera Jedi Knight

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    I tell ya, all this school better be worth it because I'm missing some pretty awesome conventions.

    I saw those, I hope those are on a DVD special feature! 15 copies of each costume is just insane! I really want to learn all the aging stuff they have in the Break Down Department :D
  22. Verdaera Jedi Knight

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    Yup, most definetly does. Sometimes the back seam on these things is slightly angled so the top is more flat, but there's a slight flair to the skirt. I plan to get 60" wide so width isn't a problem, I just want it to hang right.
  23. Lady_Eirtae Force Ghost

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    This is more of a prop comment, but I think it ties in.

    Ebay has wands of lesser known witches and wizards. Way too costly, but I thought it was cool because it does give an idea of what they look like. (I went as Luna and was happy to see what her's looked like, even though it was after the movie and book).
  24. Jedi-Siri Jedi Master

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    Those new wands are part of the Japanesse collection. I went to the site and saw they had ALOT of stuff we don't have in America. They are offical merchandise so I guess the wands are cannon. Now if you can just get it made...
  25. Lady_Eirtae Force Ghost

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    I wonder how difficult it would be to carve one. I have heard of people do that. It would make the wand durable, but I don't know how easy it would be to do. I am sure it would be easier another way, but that does create the question. Durable or the ease/time of making it? Which do you choose?
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