Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by PadawansGuide, Aug 12, 2005.
oh wow! you have some really nice close ups there Sola! amazing pics =P =)
Great pics Sola!
AHHH The youngling helmets are on backwards!
They really didn't put alot of thought into setting up some of teh costumes I noticed, like Anakin's tabards that are nicely pulled way over the tunic...
Wow, from what Biba-girl told us Trisha herself did a walk through of the exhibit - making note of things to change before it opened. I guess that goes to show even she doesn't memorize every detail of the costumes and how they are worn.
I think a lot of thought and effort was put into the exhibit. Perhaps we should keep in mind that the people putting it together do not study the costumes the way that some fans do. They probably did the best they could given the resources (reference photos and instructions) they were provided with.
- Kay Dee
To be as diplomatic as possible, keep these things in mind.
Each of the costumes comes with a "how to dress" binder.
These are the binders that I'm sure each person here would give
left testicles ( or ovaries ) and all of their eye teeth to have.
Thrisha Biggar, and Ivo did the final dress walk through correcting any details they felt were wrong.
Lastly, Geroge Lucas did the pre Grand Opening walk through.
If he didn't approve, the show wouldn't have opened. His quote
to the Fidm Staff, and my wife inparticular; "Thank you, these
costumes have never looked this good."
I know text communication is passable at best, and misunderstandings are commonplace. But I think this comment could be interpreted as
oversimplifying the massive amount of effort that went into
getting this show up.
No offense is taken, but I hope that by pointing this out,
I can smooth any feathers before they get ruffled.
And yes, not everyone on the staff is into Star Wars like my wife.
And she even pales in comparison to most of the die hard costumers
Oh I didn;t mean it in offense at all, was more comical than anything that the helmets were backwards.
As for Anakin's tabards though, c3 AND Boston both put them on right FIDM has them crossed over the chest noticibly.
But again these are not in anyway meant to be offense observations at all...
I had a feeling you didn't mean to be offensive. I've probably made comments about the exhibit that could have seemed negative as well.
I do think it's helpful to note what some errors might be (the way someone listed out a few things that were not screen accuarte with the x-wing fighter pilot costume).
- Kay Dee
I just realized the other day that the black beaded Coruscant dress (the one padme wears after the senate) isn't at the exhibit. This makes me sad, b/c there are not enough good pictures of that costume and it is one of my favorites *sigh*
does anyone know why this one wasn't put in the exihibit? it seems strange that they didn't display that one. I know that they didn't display the rainbow dress b/c (I think) I heard that it only looked good on Natalie......but why not show the black beaded dress? was it damaged or something?
I was so hoping to see that one, especially have some new pictures of it.
Well, it could be that it's scheduled to be in another exhibit elsewhere. I know there was a costume exhibit in [link=http://padawansguide.com/purple_travel_exhibit.shtml]Italy[/link] recently. I don't know all of the costumes that were displayed there but I do know her purple gown from TPM (the one she wears to return to Naboo) was at the Italian display and it's not currently at FIDM. There is also an [link=http://www.starwarsexhibition.sg/HTML/index.htm]exhibit[/link] about to open in Singapore that will have some costumes so it's possible it will be there instead.
The new book does have a very nice full length picture of her wearing it and a very clear detail shot of the beading on the sleeve lining. There's only a blurb of text about it but the gown is described as being made from black fringed silk and cut chenille fabric with panne velvet rouleau which is lined in gray shot-silk taffeta.
Digging out a quote from when the exhibt first opened:
It's already been reported that the Lake Gown (Gondola)was in NYC for the runway show:
And now I can report that the White Ceremonial dress is in Paris! Details and links to photos at end of thread here: http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=23&TopicID=4872
Thanks for the info obi dawn!! it was really helpful! I never thought about the fact that the sruff might be on tour elsewhere ^^; and I completely forgot about her purple retrun to naboo dress *headdesk*
oh and the info about it in the book is really great to hear! I can't wait to get my book now XDD
Thanks so much for the links Queen Amidala. I believe I'm going to make the Parade Ceremony gown late next year. (A few gals here are doing the green handmaidens that accompany this gown). I sure wish I could see it in person, I'd love to see details of what look like a hand pained applique on the front of the gown. At least the photos in the dressing a Galaxy book will be helpful.
- Kay Dee
I thought they did a beautiful job setting up the exhibit - there are so many costumes and each costume has *so* many details, that I'm sure they were deceptively difficult to set up. And if Trisha, Ivo, and George didn't notice things out of place, then you certainly can't blame the FIDM staff! I didn't even notice the younglings helmets til you mentioned it! I don't think it detracts from the exhibit at all! I'm sure I probably complained about things (mainly the lighting in the Jedi and Sith rooms) too, but I too, didn't mean it to offend anyone involved. I know how much work went into it! And I can happily say it was worth flying across the country to see!
With that many costumes I can understand details can go astray and thats fine...I dodn;t mean it negatively at all...granted my post probably seemed very ignorant but I was more or less tongue and cheaking it Honestly. Found the helmets more humourous than anything.
Maybe thats why they are in the pose they are.
Thats the "I'm about to run into a door" pose.
You know, they *are* younglings - maybe they put them on themselves wrong and Joscasta Nu was about to correct them! Very cleverly and purposefully done I'm sure!!
Since I've made the Ep. 1 post-senate gown, I asked Biba-Fett about it (I was sad it wasn't in the exhibit too).
The answer was that they (lucasfilm) didn't like the condition the headdress was in. So I'm guessing that will mean that it won't be seen on display anywhere.
That's really a pity. With or without the headdress, that's a beautiful dress!
Thanks for the info Sonnet. That's really too bad about the headdress. It is so very pretty.
thanks for the info.
awww~ that's too bad ;_; who says they have to display the headdress too >_<;; I don't care as much about the hair as much as the dress >_<;; I don't think it would have mattered, seriously....oh well...their chioce ;_;
Pssssst!!!! I hear tell that the Helmets have been turned around to their proper
LOL! You didn't!
No, I didn't. But Biba Fett did.
Checked the "How To" book. Looks like someone didn't pay attention.
Heh, now you'll get people asking for pics of the back of the helmet!!
They had their chance!!! And I think I have a few already.
Heh thats awesome! I was totally really teasing before! I didn't even think it would be changed, but I do thank you for looking into it!
I would like anyone who has pictures of the helmets to pos them though...one project I would like to try