Star Wars costumes

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by Schph_Gochi, Oct 31, 2004.

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  1. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Aug 16, 2002
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    I'm in. I've always wondered what I looked like.
  2. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    Well, in my rush out of the house, I ended up forgetting my pattern. So, I didn't get anything done last Saturday. My boots haven't arrived yet either. And I can't get an appointment to see my eye doctor for contacts until AFTER C3.

    I'm thinking I'd at least like to make it into a Jedi for C3, then finish it so it's Quinlan for the premiere. Would anyone be available with a sewing machine to help me out this Sunday? Otherwise, I'll just have to wait until the May 1 session to complete this.

    Phil
  3. Lord_Kambei Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 13, 2005
    I have tried skimming over the multitude of posts relating to costuming and cannot seem to find anything on boots...my mind is also fried right now...so that might have something to do with it. Anyways, without paying too much for good leather boots, but also ones with Character (Notice the capital "C").

    I am aware of the saddle shops, but I also know there are quite a few websites that make boots. The one I found I like, but not sure about their pricing is:

    http://motorcowboy.zoovy.com/

    Can someone provide some feedback and help me find some boots I will not feel I overpaid for and still have the Character I am looking for?

    Mike/Kambei
  4. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Jun 17, 2002
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    One word...
    e-bay...
    I found both my Jedi boots....and my Imperial Officer boots on e-bay..

    Jedi boots...tall, brown, gorgeous - $26.00 (I had them embellished later by a leatherworker...but they were awesome to begin with)

    Imperial Officer boots....tall, black...the EXACT boots that Han Solo, Luke, and most of the Officers wore in the original movies...$35.00

    you just gotta have patience...and keep looking...

    use the search
    "riding boots"....that usually brings up the best hits..
  5. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Sep 6, 2001
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    Motorcowboy makes quality stuff but you will pay a lot for it. You'll also wait a long long time.
  6. flippingyodacola Jedi Knight

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    Oct 27, 2003
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    Phil, that really sucks.
    Please keep me posted on this, I dont know what I need to do about that wig.
    How are those extensions working out for you, Gina?
  7. DestinyFroste Jedi Knight

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    Nov 6, 2002
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    [color=660099]I still cannot get it to line up strait. I might take some off the barretts, but they keep showing under my hair.[/color]
  8. flippingyodacola Jedi Knight

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    Oct 27, 2003
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    Try to cover over the extensions, and put them further back then the hair.
  9. DestinyFroste Jedi Knight

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  10. flippingyodacola Jedi Knight

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    !!!!!!
    GINA THAT HAIR LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!
    !!!!
    Im so proud!
  11. Darth_Vasius Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 16, 2005
  12. DestinyFroste Jedi Knight

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    [color=660099]LOL, thanks Emma!

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  13. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Awesome, awesome, awesome job Destiny...
    makes an Imperial proud...lol...but deep down...we will always be Jedi...


    Welcome aboard the 501st...
    er...nice t-shirt...
    ;)
  14. RexGetz Jedi Knight

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    Jun 13, 2003
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    Hey Greg, thanks for the link to the shoes. That place ROCKS.
  15. Darth_Vasius Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 16, 2005
    I am in desperate need of a hilt. With my busy school schedule I don't think I will have time to make one before CIII, perhaps more time before ROTS. Does anyone have an extra hilt I could have/borrow for CIII? If so, PM me or email me ASAP to discuss it.
  16. flippingyodacola Jedi Knight

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    Oct 27, 2003
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    O.. Hard to find and hard to make they are...
  17. Darth_Vasius Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 16, 2005
    I am pleased to say that thanks to BYB, I was able to create a nice looking hilt in very little time. It only took an afternoon and didn't cost me more than 30 bucks for everything I used. Thanks my fellow fans for the motivation.
  18. DrJawa Jedi Knight

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    Apr 22, 2005
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    Can anyone provide an average or rough estimate of how much bank it would take to make a good stormtrooper costume?
  19. darthgoat Jedi Master

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  20. flippingyodacola Jedi Knight

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    So for May 1st.. What time does everyone want to get here?
    Theres also some simple stupid little comic book convention downtown that if anyone wanted to they could go to...
    How many sewing machines will be needed?
    Whos going?
  21. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    I'll be there to finish sewing my cardboard signs and Jar Jar mask. I'm still debating what fabrics and stitch patterns to use. Boy, it's great to finally be a member of the Rebel Legion.




    Just kidding.
  22. Lothos Jedi Knight

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    Aug 28, 2002
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    I'm breaking down and buying my costume.

    Yeah, I know they materials aren't as good, but frankly this is the easiest way for me to have a costume for the show.

    Here's the link:
    http://fantasy.syssupport.net/page/fantasy/PROD/starwarscostumes/15666-R

    I know the price looks like it's 64.99, but I'll be getting it cheaper, as I went into the place and got a firsthand look at the suit. It's going to be about $45 for the tunic, and about $25 for the cloak. Alas, the material is somewhat thin, so I will have to find a beige undershirt to wear beneath it.

    As for my saber, I recently purchased the Hasbro color changing saber. So At will I can decide between the light side, and the dark side.
  23. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Sep 6, 2001
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    You could build a saber out of hardware store parts very cheaply. Just FYI.
  24. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 6, 1999
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    I bought a flashlight from Home Depot. It works great as a lightsaber.
  25. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    Dec 10, 2000
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    From the Vogue Fabrics Flyer:

    BASICS OF PERIOD CORSET BUILDING
    Join Linda Sparks from Farthingales of Canada for this 3 hour lecture/demonstration.
    She will explain the tools, materials and methods used to build a Victorian/Civil
    War corset. Fabric and boning choices will be discussed along with various methods
    of construction. All information can be applied to corsets and stays of other time
    periods. If you plan on making a corset for Renaissance Fairs, costumes, bridal, evening
    wear, Gothic life...this class is a must! You will get to feel and explore all the samples.
    One, 3-hour session. Class fee: $30.00 Instructor: Linda Sparks
    Sunday August 15 1:00-4:00 Evanston


    I'm totally signing up tomorrow.

    ~H~
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