Padme Amidala Padme's Final Senate Appearance Gown

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by GentleBant, Jan 3, 2009.

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  1. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    I believe it was a purple taffeta with a black weave to it...it wasn't exactly what I expected (couldn't order a sample of it and took a chance online), but it has a nice effect.
  2. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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  3. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    Thank you. Collar is still bothering me with it's stubborness (I'm thinking of just doing a whole new one!), but overall I think this is the best I've done with a costume so far. I'm grateful it's turning out as well as it is!

    I also posted this at the RL boards (want as many opinions as I can get.)

    In light of many suggestions, I'm going to first emboss the scroll/loop design, then paint it. I spent a few hours on a photo-editing program isolating and flattening out the design and have one I believe should suffice for making the stamp. However, before I jump in, I want to get the size right. I think I'm going with a 1 1/4" height on the design, based on the fact that there are 7 repeats of the pattern down the front of the capelet. If I go with 1 1/4", I'll have 6 repeats. What do you all think?
  4. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Wow! It's turning out well IMHO. ;)
  5. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    "Done" for now! Still not 100% happy with the collar, going to redo that. May continue to play with the burnout velvet dyeing. Also playing with a way to keep the capelet/mantle from dropping and drooping over time.

    Front
    [image=http://gentlebant.com/images/costumes/finalsenate_front.jpg]

    Side
    [image=http://gentlebant.com/images/costumes/finalsenate_side.jpg]

    Back
    [image=http://gentlebant.com/images/costumes/finalsenate_back.jpg]

    Hair
    [image=http://gentlebant.com/images/costumes/finalsenate_hair.jpg]
    This was certainly a learning experience! Thanks for all the help and advice.
  6. jedi_onasi Jedi Master

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    You did a beautiful job. =D=
    It looks great.
  7. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    YAY!!

    I wanna do a photo shoot with you, cuz no offense to the photographer, but I know that flash is killing some of the awesomeness of that costume. :(
  8. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    I can confirm that- the costume looks beautiful in person. I had a lot of fun hanging out and taking pictures with you at SW in Concert! :D
  9. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    It looks great, especially the scrolls. I agree with Miana...the flash is totally messing with the awesomeness of the costume. BOO FLASH!!! LOL
  10. MasterCenedra Jedi Knight

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  11. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I thought that I had already posted here, but anyway:

    The gown is gorgeous!
  12. Natalie1988 Jedi Knight

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    wow you're Looking great :)

    i really like the hair

    good job
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