Padme Amidala Padme AOTC Battle Outfit

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Dorme, Nov 11, 2001.

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  1. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    May 12, 2002
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    And I have boot bases :) They were on sale and so I got them for $NZ 20 the pair. They do need to be coloured but for the price I'm really happy to do that. Any boot would need to be redyed so that they match the uppers. Even better I thought they were vinyl but they are leather which is really much easier to permanently recolour :)
  2. Symina Jedi Master

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    Nov 8, 2006
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    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of making this costume. I've seen on The Padawan's Guide that the cape has ruching(sp?) in the front to achieve the folded-over look. Can anyone describe a little more thoroughly how that is supposed to work? It doesn't really make sense to me. Thanks!
    Sonya
  3. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    May 25, 2005
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    Check out some more details here: http://angelsofiego.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=13&sid=d655f196b7e0ddeb26e486b730215cb8

    The cape is not really ruched but it crosses over in the front, giving that gathered look in front of her neck.
  4. Symina Jedi Master

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    Thanks. By the way, I tried to register for that website, but I never got the activation email. I had it resend it to me, but still nothing. It's not in my junk email either.
  5. Polly_Padme Jedi Knight

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    Symina,I have that problem too((I trying two registrations on that very good Forum,but activation email doesn't come back to me(
  6. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    Symina, you are active on there. Sorry there seems to be a glitch with the activation e-mail. Any questions for AOI, you can contact me since I am the admin :D
  7. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    I got my first version of the top done today :) Aside from some minor clipping of seam allowances and thread it's done.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/glittersweet/costume/starwars/padmegeonosis1.jpg]
    The pintucks weren't as bad as I thought they would be- I used a stretch stitch to make sure I could slip the thing over my head without popping any stitches, and usually that means the fabric gets pulled about too much under the pressure foot. But it went nice and smoothly :)
    I did practically make two today and the first is in the scrap heap ;) The top corners of the stepped seam were half a cm out each side. There is a certain amount of give in the fabric but that let the seams sit too far to the side.

    For the stepped seam across the front, and even the square insert seam I really recommend going line by line and use pencil marks to match them up. Pins are ok but it really helps to have it absolutely clear where the fabric matches all the way.

    The fabric is stark white though so I'll very very carefully tea dye it later this week.
  8. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    I was lucky enough to have 2 good friends come down(the Anakin and OBK) and another good friend who is an awesome photographer come down to the OBX and we went to Jockey Ridge State Park(aka Tatooine).
    Aggressive Negotiations:
    [image=http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/Tatooine%20Photoshoot/Dunestrio.jpg]

    Shmi's Funeral:
    [image=http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/Tatooine%20Photoshoot/Dunes1.jpg]

    On top of the world:
    [image=http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/Tatooine%20Photoshoot/Dunes2.jpg]

    We have many more pics, this is just a preview but it was a lot of fun and the best thing I have done on summer vacation in a while. [face_dancing]
  9. Jedi-Siri Jedi Master

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    Those are amazing!!! I cannot wait to see more!
  10. Symina Jedi Master

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    Here's my shinguards (minus the straps, I just finished those last night)!

    [image=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/sohall/P1010319.jpg]
  11. Symina Jedi Master

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    My finished costume (this picture I'm missing a pouch--it got ripped off in the Comic Con crowd), and I'm already remaking the top in a thinner, less bulky fabric.

    [image=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/sohall/Comic-ConJuly2008117.jpg]
  12. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    Looks nice, Symina. I was supposed to be out at SDCC but family emergency kept me away.

    Here is a shot from Rebelscum and the TRU Midnight Release: http://www.rebelscum.com/2008/cw_mmTRUmaryland/image28.asp
  13. ewok78 Jedi Knight

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    Wao, where did you find your boots ??
  14. Symina Jedi Master

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    Here's what they looked like before. I didn't get them from Amazon but you can kind of see what I did to them. I sprayed them with Krylon paint. Where my foot bends you can see creases, but it doesn't look too bad. The soles were also dark brown, so I painted them with Acrylic craft paint. I also cut the boot down to the ankle to make them less bulky under my shinguards. I'm pretty pleased with how they came out.

    Thanks, Princessleia911. Sorry you couldn't make it!



  15. FenigDurak Jedi Master

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    Hehe, I have to admit to geeking out a little Saturday morning. I went to a sneak preview of Clone Wars and this costume makes an appearance, complete with the hood!

    That's all I'll say.
  16. Symina Jedi Master

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    Hi, can someone explain to me how to insert the diamond gusset in the armpit of this costume? I've tried to do it but it never comes out right. I find it impossible for me to make the diamond fit right when I try to sew it. I've searched online but the examples all show sewing it into a top that has shoulder seams.
  17. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    I made new pants out of stretch twill(it was some blend of cotton/poly/spandex per Manhatten Fabrics) and the secret of the seams is the twin needle(extra wide). It actually works much like a serged seam since you are using 3 threads. Also made a new hairpiece out some fake hair coils I found at a local beauty supply store(sadly they were out and do not know if they will get anymore).

    http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/NYCC%202009/CIMG0152.jpg

    http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/NYCC%202009/CIMG0153.jpg

    http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/NYCC%202009/CIMG0154.jpg

    http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/NYCC%202009/CIMG0155.jpg

    http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/NYCC%202009/CIMG0157.jpg

    Again, special thanks to my "prop", my hubby for indulging me [face_love]
  18. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    Sorry for the late reply. If you have already cut them and are trying to simply sew then the trick is to do a spot of basting at the points and then sew by machine. In fact it would be easiest to baste the entire diamond in place as you are dealing with very narrow seams (if not all the way around certainly at the corners.)

    I tend to start by clipping the very ends of the points of the gussets and making very short perpendicular cuts in the corresponding body pieces. It then can help to press the gusset into the final shape with the seam allowances underneath and then laying them in place over the body pieces (right sides out.) Then using a pin to mark where the points sit and carefully turning to make a tiny stitch or two at the top where the seams go and then turn inside out and baste all the sides of the gusset, using the fold line as a guide for where they go.

    It's not necessary but it does make the points neater. If you look at sites on how to insert gores into t tunic gowns you'll find the same recommendation. This is because machines pull the two layers of fabric at different speeds making one stretch more than the other. This is usually able to be countered in long seams (lots of basting or pins) but in short areas like this can be trickier.
  19. Xantria Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 14, 2009
    wow there are some really nice costume's here ^^

    I've got a question..
    I really want some nice boots. But I don't know how to make some...
    Can anyone help me? :)
  20. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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