~*NEW USERS READ THIS FIRST!*~ FAQ Version 3.0

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Jedi_Samantha, May 26, 2002.

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  1. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Padawan

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    Firstly, Please please! Do not start multiple threads! We only really need one of every thread.(Theres something like 12 lightsaber threads and 6 Jedi boot threads) If you want to show us some costume you made, or ask a question about a costume, or ask a general costuming question, post it under our social discussion thread please, and/or post it under the appropriate thread. Multiple threads push the more important threads down the list.

    Secondly, welcome to the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10019]Costuming & props message board[/link]. Please take the time to read this thread as it may answer your questions without the need to start a new topic.

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    If you need to contact a moderator to lock a thread or to report abuse, please use the [link=/users_online.asp]Users Online[/link] feature. Anyone with multiple colours should be able to help you out. Just click on the "Send PM" button and inform them of your situation.


    COSTUMING & PROPS OFFICIAL FAQ
    Many of the FAQ's listed below are basically taken from the RPF's FAQ.

    1. Important terms to remember:
    FS: For Sale
    FT: For Trade
    WTB: Where to Buy
    Pics: Pictures/photos
    LOL: Laughing Out Loud
    BTW: By The Way
    FYI: For your information
    OT: Off Topic
    WIP: Work In Progress
    ANH: Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
    TESB: Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
    ROTJ: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    TPM, Ep1, or SW1: Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    AOTC, Ep2, or SW2: Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    Ep3, SW3: Star Wars: Episode III


    2. What is considered on-topic on this forum?
    Anything that has to do with Star Wars costuming and props such as a resources, pics, information, etc. Polls are usually considered off-topic unless they are truly related to costuming and props. There are a lot of forums on TFN's site, and chances are you will find a place where it is appropriate.


    3. What should I know about posting links to prop websites?
    Make sure that they do not sell or contain links to places that sell unlicensed prop replicas. Most of these people are doing this in there spare time as a labor of love and we want their work to be available to future costumers and us. Don't post or pass along this info unless you have the blessing of the person who is making it. By following this simple rule you can ensure that costumers can enjoy great replicas in the future.


    4. How do I pass along info on prop replicators and still keep it safe?
    TFN's Private Messaging system is probably the best way to do this. Send the links to a person using private messaging, but do be careful about who you send it to. LFL may be sticking spies at various forums so check their profile and read their posting history. It's pretty easy to find out if someone is trustworthy or not. But when in doubt, don't send it to them, there are plenty of other members who can help them out.


    5. I asked for prop replica info and they said no? What's a newbie to do around here?
    First of all don't take it personally. We have to be careful about who we send our info to. Just hang on the forums a while and introduce yourself and get to know people here. In a month or two ask again.


    6. I found an eBay auction for a prop? Should I post it here?
    Do not post eBay auctions unless:
    • You have the permission of the seller
    • You are a bidder on that auction. It's unfair to screw someone out of a deal if you aren't even bidding on it.
    • You suspect that the auction is scam or is ridiculous (e.g. real working lightsabres, Tatooine sand, etc
  2. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 14, 2002
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    Just an FYI regarding #9: Yahoo!Photos and Geocities are the same company, so if you don't like one, the other will carry the same problems.
  3. StarFromIHJ Jedi Master

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    Apr 5, 2002
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    ::tears up:: Beautiful Samantha, just beautiful ;)
  4. Calixte Jedi Youngling

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    May 3, 2002
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  5. citizenjohn Jedi Knight

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    May 4, 2001
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  6. StarFromIHJ Jedi Master

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    Apr 5, 2002
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    John, what are you doing here? lol


    Bump
  7. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 15, 2002
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    Do people not read this? oy..
  8. MysterySith MEPA Founder/Advisor FF NYC, NY

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    Nov 17, 2000
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    John here can only mean one thing....Invasion!
  9. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 15, 2002
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    Oh gosh..lol Invasion of SWNYC...lol
  10. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    Jedi_Samantha, you still haven't added in the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=3697833]Handmaiden Costume[/link] thread. :eek:
  11. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Feb 15, 2002
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    Ehhh I guess that will have to be added in Version 4.0 which will respectivly come out in 1 month :)
  12. Java_Jedi Jedi Padawan

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    May 20, 2002
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  13. Azeem TFN Staff, Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 12, 1999
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    quite a few missing:

    501st Legion
    http://www.501st.com

    Slave Leia
    http://www.azeem2000.com/slaveleia/index.shtml

    Boba Fett
    http://www.azeem2000.com/bobafett/index.shtml
    http://www.bradleyfett.com
    http://thedentedhelmet.com

    Imperial Guard
    http://www.azeem2000.com/imperialguard/index.shtml

    Zam-Wessel
    http://www.zam-wesell.com

    Biker Scout
    http://www.bikerscout.net


  14. JediToren Jedi Master

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    Mar 20, 2000
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    And let's not forget [link=http://www.rebellegion.com]The Rebel Legion[/link].
  15. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 15, 2002
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    Well it looks like im gonna have to type up version 3.5 later..lol
  16. JediToren Jedi Master

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    Mar 20, 2000
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    Naw, just save it for a v4.0 next month.
  17. Woofer Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 27, 2001
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    How about getting an admin in here to update this thread instead creating a new version once a month. I really like the formatting on this version, and think its better served as an admin updated one.

    Now to find an admin who frequents this place on a regular enough basis to know which threads to add, etc.
  18. StarFromIHJ Jedi Master

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    Apr 5, 2002
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    Bump...



    And I'm scared for this forum if SWNYC invades it ;).
  19. Azeem TFN Staff, Manager Emeritus

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    "How about getting an admin in here to update this thread instead creating a new version once a month. I really like the formatting on this version, and think its better served as an admin updated one. "

    I'm waiting for the new version then I'm going to add it to the forum. We did something similar for the fan films section.

    --The Admin that is here
  20. Woofer Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 27, 2001
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    :)

    I knew that would work...

    Excellent...

    :)
  21. citizenjohn Jedi Knight

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    May 4, 2001
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    Star

    I frequent this board alot. Trying to find ideas for my Jedi costume.


    :)


    CJ
  22. Java_Jedi Jedi Padawan

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    May 20, 2002
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  23. StarFromIHJ Jedi Master

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    Apr 5, 2002
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  24. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Feb 15, 2002
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    BUMP

    Version 3.5 is coming out tonight :)

    And a mod is just gonna change the title of this, and change the body, so this will be our offical FAQ thread!
  25. Azeem TFN Staff, Manager Emeritus

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    Apr 12, 1999
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    Actually, I am putting on the site. The link will always be available on the top left where TheForce.Net is currently.

    Check the Fan Films forum for the example.
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