Jedi Mara Jade costume

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Cami_Colucci, Mar 9, 2004.

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  1. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Here are some pictures of the shins and the suit.
    the suit(photo of the back):[image=http://img1.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Tenyon/costumes%20and%20gear/suit1.jpg]

    the ribbing (on the front)
    [image=http://img1.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Tenyon/costumes%20and%20gear/MA6.jpg]

    and the shins...
    [image=http://img1.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Tenyon/costumes%20and%20gear/MA7.jpg]
    they are not ice hockey shins, but you probably noticed that already. These are soccer shins, filled up with silicone kit (there used to be a big Umbro logo on the front of the shin)
  2. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Nov 21, 2002
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    Wow! That is really excellent! :D
    What kind of material did you use?
    And I can't tell, are those pintucks or pipping? How did you do the ribbing?
  3. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Jade-Walker, I know I'm a bit late in saying it, but you looked fantastic in your costume! :)

    Tenyon, everything looks great! :D
  4. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Well thank you Jade-Walker and Obi-Anne :D

    @Jade Walker: You meen the elastics on the bottom of the pipes? Yes, those are elastics to keep the pants-part in place so it can't crawl-up when you're walking :p. I will try too explain some other things on the suit:)

    About the pattern: The suit is sewed out off 9 differnt "parts". So it has many seams which is very handy because you can make it real tight that way (but do NOT forget the double stitch!)It has a zipper in the back

    [image=http://img1.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Tenyon/costumes%20and%20gear/suit_3.jpg]

    [image=http://img1.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Tenyon/costumes%20and%20gear/suit1_2.jpg]

    The ribbing is made out of different layers, so it get's a 'stuffed' look, and then I sewed some lines on it.

    The suit has 2 different seams; a normal seam,
    and a double seam(1 normal seam and 1 fake seam)[image=http://img1.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Tenyon/costumes%20and%20gear/MA8.jpg]

  5. surlygirlie Manager Emeritus

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    Your costume pieces look great Tenyon!
    Any chance we'll get to see them all assembled soon?
    :D

    Also, is it just me, or is there something melancholy about that bodysuit sprawled out on the concrete, all alone and empty?
    ;)


  6. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Thanks surlygirlie for the compliment!

    I wore the costume too a con this weekend. So now I'm waiting for the pictures, since I didn't bring a camera with me [face_blush]
    like Jade-Walker said: no space to hide a
    blaster/camera in there 8-}
    .
    melancholy? :D hehe, I admit it has some yeah,
    mmmm, maybe I have to put some plants on the balcony then :D

    PS, I'm sorry,in my last post, it must be Obi-Dawn of course instead of Obi-Anne, girls I'm sorry, please forgive me. [face_blush]
  7. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Yeah. It does look odd without a person in it. My suit does as well. When it hangs on the hanger, I just don't get how it looks good on me. :p

    Did you use three layers throughout the whole suit?
    And what did you make the top "leather" layer out of?
    Was it comfortable to wear? My outfit is a bit too shiny (maybe I could "weather" it a bit to make it less so, but then I'm a little afraid of destroying the integrity of the fabric). But my suit is very comfortable to wear since the material has "give."

    I have a nice vinyl that I originally planned on using to make a more "canon" suit. But wasn't sure how much give/how comfortable it would be to wear and sit, etc in.
  8. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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  9. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    The whole suit is made out of nappa leather.
    The ribbing has 3 layers of fabric, the other parts
    of the suit are 1 layer of nappa leather.It looks good but unfortunaltely it is very uncomfurtable to wear,
    but hey, it's al worth it :).

    I don't find your suit to shiny at
    all Jade-Walker. The suit that Shannon wears is
    shiny to, so in that way, you have a very accurate suit :)

    And I don't have to worry about a suit without a person anymore, because I just received the photos from the con :D

    with little Boba Fett, Daniel Logan: Boba

    with a very nice Zam Wessel: Zam

    Bucket Mara: yay

    I can make some photo's/how did I do.... to of the cape and the pin, but right now I'm going away for 1 week, so I will have that one up later :)
  10. surlygirlie Manager Emeritus

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    A) Daniel Logan is growing up very fast.

    B) Your costume looks fabulous, Tenyon! You look just wonderful.


  11. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Tenyon...wow! That's a great costume for you. I think you look fantastic and love your hair. :)
  12. HanJones Force Ghost

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    Wow, both of your costumes look absolutely great, JW and Tenyon. Only the slight difference in appearance of the material. Personally, I prefer the more shiny effect of JW's material, but that's just me. You did an outstanding job, Tenyon. Congrats!!!
  13. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    huh. Your links aren't working right now. And I'm dying to see the pics! :_|
    I like your leather. But yeah. I'd imagine that it wouldn't be the most comfortable thing to wear. [face_plain]

    I'm glad that you all like the shiny-ness of my suit. :D
  14. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Okay. Links are working again.

    You look great, Tenyon! And you wear the pink cape and everything. I'm still working on mine. Trust me. Wearing a cape has it's benefits--link not having every geek at a comic con staring at your backside! [face_blush]

    I think the seams look great--they definitely show off better in those pics. :D
  15. Cami_Colucci Jedi Knight

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    wow that looks great, and you said it was leather ?..wow!
  16. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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    You look fantastic Tenyon!

    And I agree, Daniel Logan looks so old already!
  17. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    Wow Tenyan:) It's brilliant:) Darnnit.. now I need to lose weight to make my own one :p

    Evil I tells ya... heh.. Mara.. evil.. heh heh.. ;)
  18. ladystar Jedi Knight

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    Wow, I haven't been here for a while and just noticed this thread. Those costumes are fantastic!! I am planning on bringing my MJ costume to E3 so it's great to see that others are still into making this costume.
  19. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Thank you very much for all the compliments! :)
    , and yes Neimhaille it's a very evil costume.. , but admit, evil costumes are just more fun :D
  20. HanJones Force Ghost

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    Jade-Walker wrote:

    I'm glad that you all like the shiny-ness of my suit.


    I wouldn't distress it at all to get the more weathered look. As you said, you could damage the fabric. Besides, SW could use more costumes like that. I can see where someone might think it is too "Trinity" / "Matrix"-like, but I think it works great.
  21. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Cool. :) Thanks
    With all of the cool photos of the suit above, I was thinking of doing one in a pleather. But the one I have is so comfortable, that I think I'll just stick with my material. ;)
  22. HanJones Force Ghost

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    Glad to have helped you make the right decision. No sense in making another costume when you have a perfectly good one already. May as well put your time and talents into making some other costume.
  23. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    I went to Origins on Saturday with my updated Mara Suit:

    [image=http://img62.photobucket.com/albums/v189/Jade-Walker/Origins/Origins2004-1.jpg]

    I was so excited to meet Sean Astin! [face_dancing]

    Unfortunately, photobucket appears to be down temporarily. Check back later for the pic to reappear. :p
  24. HanJones Force Ghost

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    The cape is a nice touch.
  25. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Yeah. It keeps the uber-geeks from staring at my behind all the time. :p

    How is your steath trooper coming? It looked pretty cool. :cool:
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