Jedi costuming

Discussion in 'Calgary, AB' started by Magpie Jen, Nov 4, 2005.

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  1. SithatHeart Jedi Knight

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    Right - and I've never glued two fingers together... repeatedly...
  2. ShatirLavan Jedi Knight

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    I've given some blood to the sintra spirits cutting that armour of mine.
  3. Vadersmistress66 Jedi Knight

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    I finally have a costume!! (well I don't actually HAVE it yet) but I will in a week or two! I bought Padme's white battle outfit, so excited..C4 and this! It's been a good day in the galaxy!

  4. LEXIAL Jedi Knight

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    Cool! Congratulations on your first costume!
  5. veritate Jedi Knight

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    Along the lines of competing in Costume Contests at conventions, I found this great article online today:

    Costume Fandom: All Dressed Up with Some Place to Go!

    I know that some people were curious, especially with Con-Version coming up. Now, I don't know how formal the Masquerade will be at CV, but this article is a pretty good overview of what to expect, at least at the larger, more competitive Masquerades.

    It offers some information about the history of Fan Costuming, as well as thoughts about what makes a good Stage Costume (grand scale and bold colour) vs. what makes a good Hall Costume (practicality and ability to stand up on close inspection). Some good information for anyone who hasn't been involved in the process before. Enjoy!
  6. Vadersmistress66 Jedi Knight

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    What a great article Veritate! Really informative, hard to belive it all started back in 1939. Thanks for posting it!
  7. veritate Jedi Knight

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    Glad you enjoyed it, VM.

    I really like how it starts out by describing costuming as an "art form", and I delighted in the story of how Forrest J. Ackerman and Myrtle R. Jones sort of "Freaked out the Squares" at the first Worldcon. How much fun they must have had!!!

    I also like how it said that costumers "represent a large segment of the hardcore genre audience". It's quite validating to be called "hardcore" when we're talking about fandom. :)

    The explanations of the differing categories (Novice, Journeyman, Master) and the differing types of costumes (Original, Recreation, Historic) are immensely helpful, especially when one is trying to understand the requirements of certain costuming groups (like the 501st or the Rebel Legion, who are both "Recreationist" groups).
  8. LEXIAL Jedi Knight

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    That was quite neat and interesting. Thanks for posting it!
  9. Jedi_Ranger_007 Jedi Master

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    Well, I've come up with 2 more possible lightsaber thigh-carry options. So far, I've only sketched out my ideas with a few notes. I plan on making a prototype of each in the next month or so; basically, as soon as I get some parts. One should be pretty easy to make, but the other may need some refining, and hardware browsing.

    I think they could both be pretty cool, but one is definately cooler that the other, BUT, there is a potential for problems later. I'll get into that when I actually have something built (and tested).

    Interestingly enough, these are both serious revisions of ideas I toyed with many months ago. My fabricating experience since then has given me new ideas. :8 :8 :D :D ;) ;)

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm..........................

    I just thought of something else I might try. What about a blaster and lightsaber combo holster??? This way, you could then have a lightsaber on each thigh, plus a blaster also.

    This definately fits with my New Republic (and beyond) Jedi character. ;)
  10. BFett333 Jedi Master

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    Well....I've been asked to speak on another panel about Star Wars costuming. 'Cept this one has me a little wigged out.....'cuz it's at DragonCon. GAK!! I don't even know where to begin.....
  11. veritate Jedi Knight

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    Woohoo! Our very own Ang doing a panel at D*con! We'll cheer you on! I'm sure you've got lots to share!
  12. ShatirLavan Jedi Knight

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    I've got the cape onto my Anakin shoulder armour. By the time my mom finishes sewing my tunic and tabbards, my costume will be done. Plus my hair has grown to a good CW Anakin length.

    [image=http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/ShatirLavan/DSC01654.jpg]
  13. echosevin Force Ghost

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    That looks AWESOME Shawn! I was thinking of doing a CW Jedi costume too. Maybe I'll do more of an Obi-Wan style....[face_thinking] I've been wanting armour but not sure if I want to be a trooper just yet.
  14. ShatirLavan Jedi Knight

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    Thanks Yrol. Right now I need to work on some weathering of the armour and maybe blaster scorches to the cape. I'm also going to put a sealant coat on the armour. I've also got to finish my half done bracers. SO much to do in the next 3 weeks...
  15. ShatirLavan Jedi Knight

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    Here's the beginning of my current costume from a newer part of the Star Wars universe: Cade Skywalker from the Legacy era comics. The armour is made from sintra and leather, as well as a few key metal pieces.

    [image=http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/ShatirLavan/cadeskywalker.jpg]

    [image=http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/ShatirLavan/cadearmour2.jpg]

    [image=http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/ShatirLavan/cadearmour3.jpg]

    [image=http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/ShatirLavan/cadearmour4.jpg]
  16. Ark-Daragon Jedi Knight

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    Man THATS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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  18. ShatirLavan Jedi Knight

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    Here's some updated pics of Cade.

    [image=http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/ShatirLavan/DSC02696.jpg]

    [image=http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/ShatirLavan/DSC02693.jpg]


    Should be done by the Edmonton trip in a couple weeks.
  19. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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    Looks great Shawn, really like the chest armor. :)
  20. Ark-Daragon Jedi Knight

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  21. ShatirLavan Jedi Knight

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    Now we just need another character from a Frank Miller graphic novel for a "Kyla and the boys" pic. Maybe 300 this time. Who feels like being Leonidas?
  22. ShatirLavan Jedi Knight

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    Bump with pictures of my probably finished Cade. Still a few tweaks, but for the most part it's done.

    [image=http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/ShatirLavan/DSC02860.jpg]

    [image=http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/ShatirLavan/DSC02859.jpg]
  23. TapeTrooper515 Jedi Knight

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    Ori kandosii vod! I'd be happy if my armor turns out half as well.
  24. Jedi_Ranger_007 Jedi Master

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  25. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    majQa'! QamuIs Heg qaq law' lorvIs yInqaq puS.
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