ON Jedi Robe Material...

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  1. CaptainBiggs Jedi Knight

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    Goodmorning to everybody (Or afternoon to those of you in the UK).

    I had a bit of a question for you guys(and girls). What kind of material is Obi-Wan Kenobi's brown robe made out of in ANH?

    I thought it was felt at first, but upon closer look, it isn't felt. So I thought about wool, but wool seems to be to.. flexible and flowing to be right.

    Any of you know what was used or have any ideas?
  2. Woofer Jedi Master

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    Its wool.

    In fact I do believe its from WW2 era wool blankets. However any wool will work. The trick is to prepare it properly. That will give it the right look, and make it breathe correctly.

    Talk to Arsinoe. She knows all the tricks and the proper construction method.
  3. jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Master

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    like you couldn't have mentioned this before i went fabric shopping yesterday, in Toronto? If you want we can go hunting together sometime, there are some really good stores on Queen, u have a few good ones in Hamilton too....

    i think it is a type of wool blend, like the kind they would have used to cloth peasants in the day.. thick weave very nubby.....
  4. CaptainBiggs Jedi Knight

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    Edit:

    Will talk to Ar! lol
  5. TVB1138 Jedi Knight

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    I got a question...Is it more important to pull of an exact replica of an existing costume, that my be uncomfortable or too heavy when using the exact materials?
  6. CaptainBiggs Jedi Knight

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    I wouldn't mind a bit of discomfort if it was movie acurate :) Just a personal thing though
  7. jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Master

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    you never said if you wanted me to talk to the crazy german guy at the surplus store about the blanket?
  8. CaptainBiggs Jedi Knight

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    lol, no thanks A. I can't afford to buy anything right now anyways :p lol
  9. jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Master

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    Shall we make the younglings thread the "official" halton costuming thread?

    if so then Amber, i just thought of something, i am trying to get raw silk to make a fancy Jedi robe to wear over my "party dress" when we go to the symphony, you want one too?

    also our school cloaks will need DEEP pockets, so the wands can go inside!
  10. TVB1138 Jedi Knight

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    Looking forward to the HP costumes, can't wait for the Snape costume...Staring to study SNAPE'S voice, it's gonna be harder than i first thought it would
  11. jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Master

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    i forgot to mention i started making some wands, we went for a walk in the woods... anyone want to take a trip to lee valley? i wanna get some carving tools!
  12. TVB1138 Jedi Knight

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    Oh oh oh Mr Kotter...Mr Kotter... almost forgot the Stargate costumes those'll be fun...







    ...and my Wily Wonka...yeah!
  13. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    your doing a Willy Wonka? his voice sounds creepy.


    i finished my embroidered ring bearer cushion :D yay, now onto finishing my harry potter scarf, then i can start the weasley sweater, have the yarn bought and ready to go :)
  14. TVB1138 Jedi Knight

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    oh i can pull of THAT creepy voice, it's Alan Rickman's that coing to be hard.

    Good luck on th eHP stuff.
  15. jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Master

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    after that you can make me a weasly sweater, because i am making you a wand :)
  16. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    the amount of effort it takes to make a weasley sweater is way more than making a wand, and an "A" is hard to knit in, and it would have to be a capital A no lower case :p

    walmart has some really nice raw silk for making jedi tunics with, $8 a metre
  17. jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Master

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    i don't shop at walmart

    got all the cover button bits to make the robe buttons yesterday (half price) whooo hooo!

    how do you know how hard a wand is to make? carve much do you?????
  18. Rabellaka FF City Rep London, ON Canada

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    ah, I have a LOT of silk noil that I got at Fabricland for $4/m. I'm hoping that I can get some people to ask me to make Jedi tunics, so I can recover my costs for buying it.
  19. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    what you don't shop at walmart, really?? wow i never knew that, i don't think you've ever mentioned that before, hmmm how odd
  20. grey_starr Jedi Master

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    ^ Didn't know that jellicle_jedi73 does not shop at Walmart....

    Hehe... couldn't resist!
  21. jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Master

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    i think she was being sarcastic.....


    Grey you have any ideas where i can get good ref photos for the nox costume?
  22. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    just a little :p seeing as every single time i mention that store she feels the need to tell me she hates it :p
  23. grey_starr Jedi Master

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    The Nox planet was designated P3C-117 by Stargate Command...

    Race name: Nox
    Nox is the Latin word for night. It was also the Roman name for the Greek "goddess" (really more of a primal force) Nyx. She was the mother of all things dark, hidden, and unknown. Oddly enough, she also gave birth to Day, Light, and Love.

    Jack: So Shak'l thinks we're unarmed, Apophis thinks he's invulnerable..
    Daniel: And they're right.. I think I've detected the flaw in your plan.

    http://www.scifi.com/stargate/episodes/season1/0107episode.html

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  24. jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Master

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    have i told you lately that i love you.....

    Dan, you are the BOMB
  25. Rabellaka FF City Rep London, ON Canada

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    I have got to watch more Stargate. I love the show, but I've only seen a handful of episodes.
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