~*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. PadawanNick Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 6, 2001
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    This really is a fantastic thread.
    It would be nice to either have it as it's own web page, (like the Theater's FAQ) or a mod edited thread rather than a new thread every several weeks. This way, you direct people to the same link every time it's needed rather than have to look up what the "current" link is.

    For example, there is a similar thread going in the theater forum, which contains a link to "version 2" of this thread to help people with costume questions. To keep current, a mod will have to edit the link to point to this new thread. It will be very frustrating to have to continually update the link.

    Looking forward to a single link....

    Thanks again for the great information!

    Have fun!
  2. Java_Jedi Jedi Master

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    May 20, 2002
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  3. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Master

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    Feb 15, 2002
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    (Here is the updated one that is going to be posted)

    Firstly, PLEASE PLEASE look around the board before you post a topic. Theres a good chance that it is already there. If you want to show us your new costume, or have a sewing question, or a question in general, a new topic is NOT needed for that. Please post it in the Costuming social thread

    Secondly, welcome to the Costuming & props message board. 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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    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.) [/l
  4. Java_Jedi Jedi Master

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    May 20, 2002
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    to bad you can't get these to lock at the top... Nice update... Bump
  5. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Master

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    Feb 15, 2002
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    Ohh but it is at the top!Lookie up on the maroon on the left :)
  6. Java_Jedi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2002
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    Cool deal... looks nice up there. hope it gets used... :)
  7. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2002
    star 3
    Ditto. The only way to tell, I guess, is to count how many new redundant topics we get, if any.
  8. citizenjohn Jedi Grand Master

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    May 4, 2001
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  9. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2002
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    Ummm... you don't have to keep bumping this up now. *points to the left corner of the top navigation bar* See? A permanent link.
  10. anakin_sky Jedi Knight

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    Sep 13, 2001
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  11. citizenjohn Jedi Grand Master

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    May 4, 2001
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  12. Java_Jedi Jedi Master

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    May 20, 2002
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  13. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2002
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    Darlings. We have a permanent link to the FAQ at the top of the page, in the little maroon menu bar, on the left. We don't have to keep bumping this one up.... At least, I should think we wouldn't have to.
  14. Azeem TFN Staff, Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 12, 1999
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    no we don't.

    stop bumping it.
  15. Lil_Miss_Amidala Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2002
    star 1
    I love this tread... so much easier to find stuff on here with!
  16. Azeem TFN Staff, Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 12, 1999
    star 4
    Thats why we creating a PAGE with the information. Look on the top teft in the maroon bar.

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