Padme Amidala Padmé's ROTS sleeveless outfit

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  1. SallyOwens Jedi Knight

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    I've done a lot of work on this costume, and I'm almost done.

    I've posted a walk through with pictures here: http://www.jedibitch.com/mpadme.html

    Here's a few pictures of what I've got so far - I need to take better ones tonight :p

    [image=http://www.misty.org/images/mp1.jpg]
    I've still got to attach the collar!

    [image=http://www.misty.org/images/mp2.jpg]
    Sleeve Embroidery

    [image=http://www.misty.org/images/mp3.jpg]
    Me trying to figure out how to use the tripod :p
  2. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    wow looks awesome!!!!
  3. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Gorgeous! very accurate! :)
  4. GeneralMayhem Jedi Padawan

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    A custom job for a customer.


    The patterns for the brooch and buckles. Still some minor tweaking to do...

    [image=http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/padme_ornaments_1.jpg]


    The cold cast brass pieces are being cleaned up now.

    More pictures to come...


    ~ GM
  5. ZamIAm Jedi Knight

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    Oct 22, 2002
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    Sorry I hadn't posted pics, until now over (1 1/2 yrs later?), had comp issues and had to give birth! :LOL My son is now 1 yr old. Whew time flies!
    Well here are some of my pics..

    Oh, here's a pic from the C3 gallery,
    http://oldlinegarrison.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=317

    For my broach, I just used sculpey and brass rubnbuff, but it did break and was very fragile, because of the 2 belts. I highly modified the simplicity pattern and didn't do the princess? cut? I am terrible with sewing terminology. I actually fell down the stairs whilst preggers making the outfit last minute for C3. (I know, I know, stupid hormonal costumer...)
  6. GeneralMayhem Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 24, 2006
    [image=http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/padme_ornaments_2.jpg]

    Finished buckle and brooch in laquer accented cold cast brass, with attachment points added.
  7. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    That's an awesome brooch, and since it's cast I guess it isn't as fragile as ones done with sculpey or other sorts of clay.
  8. GeneralMayhem Jedi Padawan

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    Actually, it's rather strong, and shouldn't break during normal wearing.
  9. Princess_Lesa Force Ghost

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    WOW! Amazing buckle and broach. Great job!
  10. GeneralMayhem Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 24, 2006
    Copies of them are available through our site.

    Here's the rest of the costume...

    [image=http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/padme_sleeveless_1.jpg] [image=http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/padme_sleeveless_2.jpg]

    [image=http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/padme_sleeveless_3.jpg] [image=http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/padme_sleeveless_5.jpg]

    [image=http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/padme_sleeveless_4.jpg] [image=http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/padme_sleeveless_6.jpg]

    Enjoy!

  11. DARTHLARS Force Ghost

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    I don't want to step on anybody's toes, but I think I should clarify what "cold cast" is, for those who did not know.
    "Cold cast" = resin with metal powder mixed in, usually at a 50/50 ratio. Not as brittle as Sculpey, but not as hard as normal hard plastics like hard PVC either. The more metal powder, the more brittle it is. Of course nowhere near as hard as die-cast metal.
  12. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    BEAUTIFUL, GeneralMayhem!!!

    Really nice job on that costume!!
  13. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    WHOOHOOO!!!

    UPDATE::
    Newport boots has got these boots in again this fall!!!!!!!

    http://www.newport-news.com/shop/Product.asp?gpcatID=1914&pacatID=1915&subcatID=&catid=4272&superstyleID=242276&productindex=59&firstpagetypeid=&pageindex=48

    I don't have any yet, but I'm looking into it, and I'm thinking perhaps these could be dyed to the correct color of Padme's boots. Other than the color, they are exact, and REALLY AWESOME looking!!!
  14. ZamIAm Jedi Knight

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    Thanks for that clarification. So that's what we've tried doing on other costumes! LOL My hubby was doing that stuff and didn't know the technical terms.

    General, great job!

  15. GeneralMayhem Jedi Padawan

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    Thanks. I made some changes to my master, and made a new mold. The new castings are even more accurate!
  16. ZamIAm Jedi Knight

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    Nice find! The only thing is color. Sigh, you can't re-dye real suede. Usually they have a finish on them that prevents bleeding and color change. The redying process would ruin them. I ruined a lot of suede on zam to test how true it is. My boots unfortuneately are not a suede. You can tell hers are. Mine are that smooth finished leather. I got them at some random store at the mall by us. Maybe you could call the company and ask them if they know the supplier that may have it in the darker brown.

    I got the ankle cut right and the color, but not the finish or the very tippy toe, mine is more square than football shaped by the toesees.
    [image=http://www.zamiam.com/ZamIAm/Cfibrosis05_files/DSC01276.jpg]

    Oh, and the beauty supply shop down the road has $8.00/ea. premade hair buns with combs, they several types. I bought the 22 inch $2.99 fake hair so I could make a braid first. it's close, but not perfect.
  17. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Yeah, newport doesn't have them in a darker brown. Hmm I didn't know that about the suede--thank you!! I still may end up gettin a pair of these boots because they are an awesome price, and I would use them for MUCH more than just a costume.

  18. ZamIAm Jedi Knight

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    That's why I bought mine ;) Great usage, similar color, but, the real thing is suede-like, but had a weird almost burlap sackcloth look to it in my opinion, then again, C3 was so long ago.
  19. ZamIAm Jedi Knight

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    Are these all considered cold cast too?
    Got a question, I know there is 1) plain premixed metallic resin, that is just poured into a mold.
    Then, there is 2) a slush cast of aluminum powder mixed resin on top and regular resin in back of it
    Another is 3) aluminum powder brushed molds with resin poured in back.

    They all provide different results.

    Oh and Thank you padawan's guide (maggie) I just bought some fake hair and the links located on http://www.padawansguide.com/padme3.shtml helped me understand it a lot better. I didn't buy the buns yet, but I can see how the hair has a lot more body than just a wrapped braid. I am contemplating buying BUNS (hehe) but then again, I see how the hair should be heartshaped and draw down, but am not sure how to achieve this. Still thinking about the pretzel idea in the links.
  20. RebelAllianceBarbie Jedi Knight

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    Question--I got a pair of boots that haven't come in yet, but I get the feeling they may be too short and not come up near my knees. Does anyone know if it's possible to take a pair of boots and "re-apholster" them so-to-speak with suede? (I forgot to ask my friend who's helping me do the leather straps today when I went for my fitting.)

    Also, does anyone know a good place to get the leggings? I can't find them in the right color. (And any really quick responses would be much appreciated, I'm supposed to debut this at a con next weekend...yikes!)
  21. RebelAllianceBarbie Jedi Knight

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    Jan 6, 2007
    BY THE WAY

    I would just like to mention that today I bought a pair of boots off of ebay that are almost IDENTICAL to the real ones:

    [image=http://www.padawansguide.com/c3/p5_med.jpg]

    Those are the originals. This is what I bought:


    [image=http://i24.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/7e/03/0adb_1.JPG]

    [image=http://i24.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/7e/03/0a9d_1_b.JPG]

    The color is BARELY off, and it lacks the seam up the middle of the front, but everything else is absolutely dead on.

    These brown suede knee-high boots are made by J-Crew. I haven't been able to find them anywhere else online, but I'm sure they're out there, or will at least crop up on ebay again.
  22. a-tastic Jedi Knight

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    Those look really great!!
    Good find!
    (I love eBay...perhaps too much.)

    I don't know if they've still got 'em in stock, but bcoutlet.com has oodles of cheap stirrup pants and leggings normally.
    Also, Roamans.com, and there's always some stirrup pants and leggings buried amidst the stuff on Spiegel.com

    Also...especially if you're in a time crunch-- don't forget Thrift stores.
    That's where I found mine.
  23. RebelAllianceBarbie Jedi Knight

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    Jan 6, 2007
    Hi, just wanted to share the costume that I presented this past weekend at a local con. It's not finished, so don't critique TOO too much--I was expecting a pregnant belly to come in, and it didn't work, so I was un-pregnant for the con. I also don't have the buckle and brooch in, but I ordered them from the seller of the resin pieces that were mentioned above in an earlier in this thread. The straps aren't totally correct, but that's because my friend who did the leatherwork on them needed to have the buckle to finish it off totally. The boots also didn't come in in time, so I wore black boots. I don't particularly like the pants, I want to make my own, with the correct color and fabric. The arms also need to be tightened. But the tunic I am THRILLED with.

    [image=http://a13.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/35/l_3f7d7b931db4b2a82eead5d2a00a8b44.jpg]

    [image=http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m206/jadessabremjs/arisia3.jpg]

    [image=http://photos-067.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v60/119/90/35001892/n35001892_30637067_673.jpg]

    [image=http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m206/jadessabremjs/arisia6.jpg]

    Unfortunately there isn't a good picture of the embroidery, but it came out excellent. I'm pleased with this costume's progress and I hope to have more complete pics by NY comic con.
  24. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    =D==D==D=

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
    There is a chance I'll be able to do this costume this year, much to my excitement! we'll see how that goes. :)
    Right now I'm still trying to figure out how to make the tunic movie accurate. Its going to be the most difficult part, I think.

    What patterns did you use, RebelAllianceBarbie?
  25. RebelAllianceBarbie Jedi Knight

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    Jan 6, 2007
    Thank you so much! ^_^

    I got a looooot of help making the tunic, but it's SO accurate--I don't remember what patterns they were, but the person who helped me would know. I'll find that out as soon as possible and post how it was modified. (I HOPE she used a pattern, anyways...I'd love to share the info with everyone...[face_worried] )

    I hope you get to do the costume!

    Btw, is anyone 100% certain of how the straps are placed? (i.e. right over left in front, left over right in back) My 501st friend who does leatherworking was very confused as to what the heck they were trying to do with those straps.
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