Interested in a SW costume?

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by Schph_Gochi, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Where I am not bringing back the CF Costume Club, I was recently talking to Lionel and Emma (we had Costume Club Meetings/workshops at their Studio)and we kinda agreed that we missed getting together.

    So...
    We will have a special "Costume Group" event on:

    March 29, 2009
    at
    Noon
    at
    Lionel and Emma's Studio.....most of you all know where that is....
    if not...
    let me know....

    Also, please post if there is a particular costume you are interested in...
    If it is one that I have already done, I can bring my research file on said costume and can bring pieces for you to see in person.

    Please make sure to post your interest....

  2. starwarsart1969 Jedi Padawan

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    would like to start making jedi luke costume i have pattern. just need everything else.
  3. Vinylcapedjawa Jedi Knight

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    Will this meeting include discussion on 501st type costumes like stormtrooper/clone armor?
  4. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    I am a 501st member with Stormtrooper Armor...so I can bring it along if you would like to see what it all entails...

    I also have 5 Jedi costumes...
    so I can bring some samples of fabrics and pieces like belt, boots etc...

    but will only haul all of this stuff along if interested parties firmly commit to coming...
  5. Vinylcapedjawa Jedi Knight

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    Unfortunately I can't give that type of commitment. My job forces me to put in some weekend/night hours on occasion. Thank you for the offer though.
  6. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    Maybe I'll be able to modify my boots to resemble Quinlan's. I'd just have to get to the leather store. I think there was a thread about that somewhere. Lily_Wan has expressed interest and will probably post here when she gets near a computer.

    Phil
  7. JEDIstacks Jedi Padawan

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    Hey,

    New guy here. See my post on the Aaron Allston book signing.

    I would like to come to this. I'm not sure where you're meeting and I live in Wheaton. I could be free at 11:30 or 12 so I'd probably be late. I've been talking with a friend and we were wanting to make a costume for May 4 (Star Wars day) but we're both really new at it, so I think it'd be awesome to come and see what you've done.
  8. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    If you want to have a costume done by May 4th...
    you really need to hurry....
    I know that sounds a little odd...
    but a good costume takes a lot of time...just to assemble the necessary pieces.

    What kind of costume are you interested in?
    with that kind of time frame...
    your options are limited...

    and...
    all depends on how much $$ you want to spend ....
    even a good Jedi costume is several hundred dollars..
    Rebel Fleet Trooper runs around $400.00

    also...depends
    if/what skills you have in the form of sewing...

    stretching out spending several hundered dollars over long term isn't bad...
    but if you want something done by May 4th...you would have to lay out the $$ all at once..

    I don't want to discourage you...
    but I do want to provide you with certain realities...

  9. JEDIstacks Jedi Padawan

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    Right, those are good thoughts. I don't know that I'm going to pull much together by then. We'll see. I also don't think I'll be able to make it out to the costuming event. I looked up Pilsen on the map and it's pretty far from me. But hopefully I'll see you at the book signing and we can talk then!
  10. ObiWanBottari Jedi Knight

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    All are welcome, I will have metal, plastic, woodworking, leather, and sewing tool, machinery, etc., available. Emma has a number of sewing machines set up, including a serger.
  11. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Lionel....
    It ain't looking good...

    The only one who posted an interest was Phil S.

    waves to Phil

    so...Phil...
    Doesn't look too good on this actually coming to pass...

    Lionel...I will call you tomorrow

  12. ObiWanBottari Jedi Knight

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    Actually, flippingYodaCola and I were mainly looking for an excuse to hang out with that irrepressible Jedi, Scph Gochi. We also love all of you, too, but it was mainly a plot to see Gochi.
    May the Forte be you,
    Liobi
  13. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Lionel...

    I left you a message on your phone machine...

    We do have a couple people coming..
    A Tusken and a Tie Pilot (Ed and Cherri)...who would like a little help with some repairs...

    Phil S. and Lily ...
    IF you are still interested..please make sure to come...

    I definitely want to go to an AUTHENTIC Mexican restaurant for lunch/dinner afterwards...

    so...pick a good one...

    I will check this thread again tomorrow morning...

    I will probably bring my Hoth Backpack....to diddle around with besides helping Ed and Cherri (and Flippingyodacola can probably assist with the sewing repairs too)...

    I told Ed and Cherri to bring some snick-snacks....and a small cooler with their favorite beverage...
    and I will see you early Lionel..
    probably around 11:30 to help you with any table moving...sweeping...or what not...

  14. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    Unfortunately, Lily_Wan had plans this weekend in Elgin, but she does send her regrets. She said she does want to work further on her costume, it's just bad timing. I'll be there. It'll be just for advice as I realized the name of the leather store from that trip several years ago wasn't mentioned in that thread.

    Phil
  15. ObiWanBottari Jedi Knight

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    The name of the store is SAK'S, and it is on Roosevelt Rd., just east of the Dan Ryan expressway. It's actually not a very long walk from our studio. It's also open on Sunday, in that they observe the Jewish Sabbath. Were people thinking of going for lunch early, or around 1:30, 2-ish? My oldest friend will also be in town, but he is a Johnny come lately as far as the weekend plans were concerned, so he will be appraised of our schedule, and either follow it or get scarce.
    Flippy is cleaning the studio, but it is pretty much set up as a workspace anyway, so there won't be a lot of organizing to do at the last minute.
    L.
  16. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    2:00 "ish" for lunch sounds good...

    The minor repairs to the Tusken and Tie should not take long...

    Emma can tackle one..
    I can tackle the other...

    Then...maybe we can walk all walk over to SAKS...
    Ed and Cherri might want to look around there too...



  17. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    The Metra train arrives downtown at 11:48 A.M., so I'll get there closer to 12:30 P.M. that I'll get there. The trains are every two hours on the weekend, so the earlier would get downtown at 9:45 A.M.

    Phil
  18. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    We'll look for you closer to 12:30 then Phil...

    Ed (Tusken) is very interested in the leather store Lionel...

    so...
    that is for sure on the agenda...

    Looks like Joseph Flores might also be coming...
    Joseph came to one or two of the regular Costume Club meetings...
  19. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Should we cancel for today because of the weather?

    I don't know about you guys...
    but the snow is piling up down here in Mokena...
    and looks like it does not intend to stop...

    It is now 8:00 AM..
    I will check this thread about 9:00 AM...

  20. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    event cancelled due to the weather..

    Lionel...
    I will be calling you shortly...

    left a message for Joseph..

    Phil S...

    Do you copy?

    and calling Ed and Cherri...


    Will try to re-schedule when spring actually gets here...
    hmmm..
    maybe by May we will have NO SNOW!!

  21. ObiWanBottari Jedi Knight

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    Outdoor markets are offering a big sale on frozen food today, everything else is nicely iced... Hideous weather here on Hoth, the Wampa is hungry for Terran flesh... Best to stay on board your spacecraft or in suspended animation today.
    I must agree with Schph, travel today isn't a great idea, let's reschedule and meet in an Endor like environment, or one that can support human life... at least...

    Liobi
  22. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    How is April 19th or April 26th for you Lionel?

    Can we re-schedule for one of those days?
  23. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    Black Sun is planning a trip to Kane County Toy Show on April 26, so that might be a conflict.

    Phil
  24. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    I think I might be able to visit for a little while on April 19-th

    have to leave by 2:30 pm to go to work.
  25. ObiWanBottari Jedi Knight

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    I've made a tentative commitment to take a bunch of the neighborhood teenagers out for a paintball experience, let me juggle some dates and get back to you.
    Liobi
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