Chic, IL Interested in a SW costume?

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  1. Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan

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    Sounds like a plan...
    we can also go into May...
    though my May is already getting crowded
  2. ObiWanBottari Jedi Youngling

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    How's about May 3rd? The next weekend after that is ACEN (Anime Central) and the weekend before is the Fashion Show at the School of the Art Institute (in which Emma is one of the dressers). We can project this deeper into May, which might actually preclude the possibility of snow, too, but let's see what others say.
    L...
  3. MusicTrooper Jedi Master

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    [face_laugh]




    but seriously, will look into this and get back with you when I know more:)
  4. Mos_Eisleian_Radio Jedi Master

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    Lily_Wan is hosting a Star Wars Miniatures event at her new place on May 3 which I'm attending.

    Phil
  5. Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan

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  6. Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan

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    I posted the information at the MWG and the MWB this morning..

  7. ObiWanBottari Jedi Youngling

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    Dear Phyllis:
    How's May 3rd looking?
    -Lionel
  8. Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan

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    We have a couple - the same two that wanted to come last time..

    I say we go for it...
    fix the two problems that Ed and Cherri have on their costume (which sounds fairly easy)...
    go to SAKS...
    then do lunch..

  9. MusicTrooper Jedi Master

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    I can make Sunday May 3:)

    but must leave by 2-pm for work:_|



    I would like to encourage other CF Star Wars fans to visit
    even if not working on a costume.

    I always find it fun to visit, and to share this kind of opportunity
    kinda like those times I visit the book club and have not read the book:D

    so, if you are interested in costuming, or props, or SW stuff in general,
    why not visit......it's free....

    really, I just visit, having very few creative building skills at all
    .........I am like the Ferengi, just good at aqusition


    MT

    ps, might have a present for Schph_Gochi as well:)
  10. Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan

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    Well....at least we are starting at noon Ed...

    We have 2 definite - Ed and Cherri Krzyzowski...

    and
    two tentative (depending on their jobs)
    Kathy Van B and
    Tom Schaefer...

  11. ObiWanBottari Jedi Youngling

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    I can't wait to show you guys my fleet of tanks (it's up to 2 now). I am very exciting and looking forward to seeing some of the old crowd.
    Lio
  12. Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan

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    me too...
    been awhile!
  13. MusicTrooper Jedi Master

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    Due to un-for-seen-ed circumstances, I can no longer stay until 2-pm

    I can stay later[face_dancing]

    so for now I am good until 3-pm and who knows what else:D
  14. Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan

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    cool beans Ed..
    and Cheryl is coming too...
    with her Biker Scout...

    Ed...something for you to ponder for Cheryl's Biker Scout..
    her issue is the blaster not staying in the holster on the boot..
    the whole boot holster is a good idea if you are on a "Bike"...
    but not so hot walking around...the blaster wants to fall out..

    she is using a bit of velcro now...but not happy with how secure it is...

    any ideas?

    I was thinking in terms of a covertec clip thingy....
  15. MusicTrooper Jedi Master

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    Ponder, Ponder:)

    Believe it or not, I have been looking into this problem, along with the endless other problems
    that have plagued me in my pursuit of a Biker Scout.

    Every idea I come up with requires bending down to access the ankle holster,
    and while wearing gloves and a helmet, attaching or detaching something
    that will hold the little hand held blaster securely in place.

    There seems to be no elegant solutions to this.

    My latest thoughts are to use some kind of "spandex" loop that would attach
    to the inside bottom of the holster that could be easily pulled up and over
    the blaster handle. Choice of color is yours, I would choose black.
    I got the idea while thinking of how strechy a head band / sweat band is.
    So, some kind of cloth rubber band.

    In my immediate world, my problems always revolve around glue.

    as you will see:D
  16. ObiWanBottari Jedi Youngling

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    Well, we'll be here, and today (Sat., May 2) we'll be getting the place ready for all of you.
    May the Force drive you-all this-away.
    Liobi

    "Who is the greater fool? The fool, or those who follow him?"
  17. Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan

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    Thank you Lionel!

    We had a GREAT time!

    And.....love those tanks!

    We didn't get a heck of a lot of costuming done...but a little...lol..

    GREAT food too...what was the name of that restaurant we went to?

    Thanks again...

    and...

    maybe we could do it again in July maybe?
  18. MusicTrooper Jedi Master

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    Much thanks to Lionel and Emma for hosting this event:)

    Amoung the many things accomplished were,

    Some actually building.
    Shared props.
    Shared ideas.
    Past and future event discussions.
    and getting better accquainted and renewing friendships.

    and also off-topic stuff, like some kind of need to take
    action concerning city parking meters:D

    Otherwise, as you can see there was just a lot of fun with people and costumes,

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1388.jpg]

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1387.jpg]

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1386.jpg]

    And even tho one of our activities was not open I-SACHS
    (missed it by 5-minutes, or they close at 2-pm)
    It is still a GREAT place to look for Leather and Leather accessories like buckles, snaps, etc.

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1421.jpg]

    Here are some photo-s I took through their windows, but it is the second floor with
    that has a most amazing selection of raw leather.

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1420.jpg]

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1419.jpg]

    and, sure......we had fun with Lionel and his tanks!

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1409.jpg]

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1405.jpg]

    but then, as sometimes happens,

    Some of us, may have had more fun than others.

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1416.jpg]


    [face_laugh]
  19. Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan

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