Padme Amidala Padme AOTC Battle Outfit

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  1. Sakara Jedi Youngling

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    From what i can see there isnt a pintuck on the trousers,like on the top, but a stengthened seam at the back and front.
    http://www.padawansguide.com/BMA/diane_white1.jpg
    you can see there a stregthened seam at the back of the trousers, with stitching each side of the seam and looking at pics of the front its the same.
    http://www.padawansguide.com/padme/white/padme_white_promo10.jpg
  2. Evenstar83 Jedi Youngling

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    Hey Sakara, yeah from looking at high-res shots, I realized that those weren't pintucks. Since I bought pre-made pants, it seems that best way to simulate these without tearing the pants apart would be pintucks or pucker seams. :) I'm actually going to start that tonight!

    senator__padme: The fabric paint worked out so much better than I thought it would for the pintucks on the shirt! I used that TULIP Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint (I got the last bottle at Walmart haha).

    Jade-Walker : Haha I'm prolly bugging the crap out of you, I'm so sorry! :) I just have a question about the armbands. My Dad has aluminum flashing already, so I was planning on trying that with some industrial-strength velcro (and filing down the sharp edges of course!). Do you have any cushioning on the underside of the armbands? Or is it just the aluminum flashing wrapping right over the shirt fabric? Do they slip at all?
  3. senator__padme Jedi Youngling

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    Ooh, I might have to get some of that paint for my shirt when I go home this weekend. It's chipped a little in the past few months...
  4. Jade-Walker Jedi Padawan

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    Evenstar: no bother. We all ask a lot of questions when we're new to a costume. ;) My armbands just have velcro holding them. I thought about putting felt inside, but found that I really didn't need it. They aren't uncomfortable at all. At times they do almost glue themselves to my arms when I'm warm though. :eek:
  5. Evenstar83 Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks! I ended up cutting Peltex stabilizer from Joann's and wrapping it with tinfoil and securing it with duct tape. The stabilizer helped keep the foil relatively smooth...it actually turned out better than I thought it would. I was going to use the aluminum flashing, but my parents and co-workers kept saying how sharp it was. When I have more time, I'll experiment with that. This will do for now :)

    I'm done EVERYTHING except for the shinguards (I think I know how I'm going to do them). One week, haha!
    I think that my favorite thing so far is the belt. I had bought the Rubies one and hate it (plus, it doesn't fit), so I ended up using it as a guide for making my own. Let's just say, I am now a huge fan of vinyl! :)
  6. senator__padme Jedi Youngling

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    I finished my armbands this weekend! I'm really happy with the way they turned out. Here's a picture:

    [image=http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/jmolinaro/pictures/Armbands.jpg]

    I decided not to do anything to make it look like it's several pieces for now, but I might later on. It was easily dentable with a ballpoint pen, so I might just do that later. Does anyone know how many pieces are on the original costume?
  7. TheJedisCloset Jedi Youngling

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    Great armbands Senator Padme! Thats one of the last things I have to do for my daughters costume, how did you do yours? If I may ask.
    Thank you.
  8. senator__padme Jedi Youngling

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    Of course you can ask! :) I went to Home Depot and got some sort of aluminum ducting sleeve. It looked like a cylinder that was open on both ends, and it was easy to take apart.

    My dad and I marked where we wanted to cut it with a pen, which dented it pretty easily, and then we cut along the line as much as we could. On the 2nd one we were able to bend it until it broke off, but with the 1st one he used shearers/metal cutters to cut it. After that, we measured around my arm and cut for length. We sanded the corners so they were round and dull and used steel wool to sand down the edges.

    I used industrial strength velcro to keep them together. As the pictures show, one end layers over the other--that's where the velcro goes. We had the fuzzy end of the velcro hanging off the bottom end slightly, and used some leftover velcro on the back of it to give it more strength. That way I have some room to adjust if I need to. ;)

    I hope that made sense. If you have any more questions, just ask me--it's early here and I'm not sure how much sense I'm making!
  9. Evenstar83 Jedi Youngling

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    I'M DONE!!! Just in time to wear it to work tomorrow ;)
    You can't really see the seams or pintucks on the shirt, but they are there (and I wish my Dad would have said how wrinkly the shirt was before he snapped the photos, haha!). The hardest thing was those darn shinguards!

    [image=http://members.aol.com/swstar97/jen_padme1.jpg]
    [image=http://members.aol.com/swstar97/jen_padme2.jpg]
    [image=http://members.aol.com/swstar97/jen_padme3.jpg]


    Now I just need to lose some weight! Haha!
    Thank you to everyone for their help and advice!
    I cannot believe I am done with this. And to think that a month ago I was considering the crappy Rubies costume.
  10. senator__padme Jedi Youngling

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    wow, it looks so good! =D= I love the shinguards and boots. I can't remember whether you'd said anything earlier about the pants, but are they leggings/where did you get them? I need to get some new pants for my costume.. And the belt looks really good too..
  11. Evenstar83 Jedi Youngling

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    Thank you!!! :) I can't wait to wear it again tomorrow!

    As for the pants, yes, they are leggings, and I got them at http://www.newport-news.com
    Here's the direct link to the product:

    http://www.newport-news.com/shop/Product.asp?gpcatID=2&pacatID=1649&subcatID=&catid=1708&superstyleID=196612&productindex=2&firstpagetypeid=&pageindex=0

    If that link doesn't work, go to the main page, click "Fashion" on the top menu, then on the left side, select "Leggings." They are the $10 leggings.

    They are a little see-through, so I got white pantyhose to wear underneath. But they are really comfy, and it's really easy to make a pintuck down the front and back of them if you want that effect :)

    Take pictures when you are done! :)
  12. senator__padme Jedi Youngling

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    Here are my pictures from this weekend. Eventually I hope to make a new belt and get the proper boots and shinguards, and like I said I want some new pants. :)

    [image=http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/jmolinaro/Halloween%20Weekend%202005/fulllengthpadme.jpg]

    [image=http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/jmolinaro/Halloween%20Weekend%202005/backshotpadme.jpg]

    [image=http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/jmolinaro/Halloween%20Weekend%202005/profilepadme.jpg]

    Happy Halloween everyone! Be safe tomorrow if you're going out. [face_pumpkin]
  13. Jade-Walker Jedi Padawan

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    Nice job to both of you. :)
    Your shinguards came out great Evenstar :D
  14. Evenstar83 Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks so much, Jade-Walker! :) And thanks again for all of your help!

    senator__padme, you look so cute! Great job on everything! The shirt and the arm-bands especially look fantastic! I hope you had a great Halloween! :)

    My Mom took some more pictures of me when I came home from work; I'll have them up on my website sometime this week. Right now I am being lazy. :)

    P.S. Everyone get their ROTS DVD today? ;)
  15. liannb Jedi Knight

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    i just finished a [link=http://photobucket.com/albums/d59/liannb/Mall%20Walk/?action=view&current=2006_0311mallwalk0025.jpg]new[/link] version of this costume, i re did my shirt and pants, got new boots and new shinguards :)
  16. senator__padme Jedi Youngling

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    Oo nice job on the shirt! Where'd you get your boots? They look great...
  17. liannb Jedi Knight

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    thanks :) i got the boots at Aldo
  18. Tally-Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Hello, I'm new to this site. I saw that you guys were talking about Padme's shoes. I'm making this outfite now and although I'm making everything else, I found a place that sells costum-made Padme boots. They are expensive though, but if anyone is interested, here's the site:

    http://caboots.zoovy.com
  19. senator__padme Jedi Youngling

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    I'm slowly starting to upgrade this costume (mine is the ripped version,) and I've started making my first pair of shinguards. I still need to trim the sides and paint them (and then insert the straps..), but here's what they look like so far:

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/jmolinaro/costume/P6140770.jpg

    Also, does anyone know exactly how many pieces the armbands are in? I want to mark off the spaces on mine, but I want to wait until I know how many pieces I need to do.
  20. Tally-Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Hey Senator. The shin gaurds look great so far! The shoes are the only part of my costume I've decided not to make.

    As for the arms bands, I'm pretty sure there's six peices. I'm making the seprate peives too instead of one solid band.

    I got the simplicity pattern for this costume, but it's all different! I have to make A LOT of modifications to it. It doesn't even have the chest plate! Oh well. I also found some better material so I'm remaking everything I already have made. I'm starting today. I'll tell ya how it goes.

    Keep me updated with your arms bands!

    ~Tally
  21. Kasey8473 Jedi Youngling

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    Dec 13, 2005
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    I think I figured them to be 6 pieces each when I made this last year.
  22. ewok78 Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 20, 2005
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    Wao !
    Evenstar83 where did fond your boots ?
  23. senator__padme Jedi Youngling

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    Hurrah! I finished my shinguards yesterday!

    - Here's what they look like NOT on: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/jmolinaro/pictures/P6210779.jpg
    - Here's what they look like on: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/jmolinaro/pictures/P6210778.jpg

    Originally, I was going to wait until I got new pictures of the whole costume this weekend, but I was so excited to finish that I couldn't resist. ;)

    I've decided not to piece out my armbands yet, but it won't be difficult to do once I decide to do so--the metal I used dented easily with a ballpoint pen.
  24. Tally-Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Senator, those look great! Are you gonna dye them to match your boots? You did such a good job.
  25. senator__padme Jedi Youngling

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    Haha actually, I'm going to get new boots to match the shinguards; the ones I have now don't look right, and since I knew I was going to keep the shinguards for a while, I decided to make them the 'right' color instead of my boot color. I just wanted them done for this weekend.. I'm going to work on getting a new shirt and boots in the next couple weeks.
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