Tips & Tricks Star Wars FIDM exhibit

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by PadawansGuide, Aug 12, 2005.

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  1. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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    Wow, that is pretty cool! I hope you can get some good pics Benae!
  2. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    [image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/FIDM-padme.jpg] [image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/FIDM-anakin.jpg]


    I just saw these pictures/ads posted in this TF.N story about the exhibit/book: link No real new info, but are these ads new? Possibly a bit more confirmation that the picnic dress might be there. [face_thinking]

    edit: Those ads can't be 'new'. They still have the old opening date on them. Anyway, they're still cool. :p
  3. Darth_Manos Jedi Master

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    ***I used the add image option, but the images don't show up, just the textcode, if
    a moderator could fix the problem, I'd be most grateful. THANKS***

    Greetings.
    My wife helped set up the show, and thanfully I got to attend the Grande Opening last night. A great evening, with plenty of costumed people mingling in the crowd to add atmosphere.
    The show took a great deal of time to set up. If you get to see it, you'll understand why. Lotsa costumes.

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    Chewie works the crowd.

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    A fan gazes on the inspiration for her costume.

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    Some classics.

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    Security.

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    Meet the Fetts.

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    Tusken mom and child.

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    Every kids dream...

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    My wife and Mr Lucas chat it up.

    All in all a great show, and these are just a sample of a very large show. Tonight 25 of the costumes get taken down, and flown to New York for a fashion runway show at the Zigfield theater for fashion week. Apparently this was idea was floated, and George Lucas loved the idea. Thats why the dates changed for the open to the public show.

    EDIT---ADDITINAL INFO----
    The Friends and Family show is tonight.

    The Picnic Dress is in the show, with the broach.

    My wife will be helping with the dressing of the models backstage at the
    Nyc fashion show, so she will do her best to make sure the models treat the
    costumes with respect. Once they are out on the runway, only George Lucas'
    wrath will keep them inline.

    I'll post additional photos of the set up, and some other cool stuff when I
    get the images problem sorted out/explained to me.

    Thanks!

  4. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Darth_Manos, you just made my day! Thank you so very much for all the info and terrific pictures! :D
  5. Darth_Manos Jedi Master

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    No problem! I have tons of photos. Are they showing up? Or are the just code that you're having to paste into a url bar? When I look at my post,they just show up as code.

    Oh, I've instructed my wife to get some good shots of the dress.
    And the broach.



  6. swguru2004 Force Ghost

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  7. Darth_Manos Jedi Master

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    Hey thanks. Is there anyway to get them to show up as images in the message field?
    And do I have a picture of you in the X-wing fighter?
  8. swguru2004 Force Ghost

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    i tried to post them as pictures...but the image code from mozilla is not giving me a valid jpg or bmp file. Just the link..thus the reason for the links.

    Darth_Manos posted on 9/11/05 1:32pm
    And do I have a picture of you in the X-wing fighter?
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    What do u mean?/>/>
  9. Darth_Manos Jedi Master

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    Thanks, and I thought you might be someone my wife works with! ;-)
  10. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    That will make a lot of people here extremely happy. Please thank her too. I know I appreciate knowing she'll be looking after the costumes going to NY. :)
  11. swguru2004 Force Ghost

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    Not unless she works at Best Buy Oceanside CA...
  12. Darth_Manos Jedi Master

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    If I had been drinking something, it would have shot out of my nose!!!
    Brilliant reply!

    Thanks for the help, sorry for the confusion.
  13. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    I'm so glad Lucas decided to have this exhibit make a side trip to NYC. Luckily my future Sis-in-law works as a Women's Buyer for Barney's and is able to get us into see the show :D I'm sooooooo happy :D :D
  14. Jedi_Jaina09 Jedi Padawan

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    I know it's a long shot, but is there any way for us average New Yorkers to get tickets to the fashion show?
  15. Darth_Manos Jedi Master

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    The NYC fashion show will only be 25 of the costumes. Unfortunately I can't convince them
    to send Darth Vader. I am the same height as David Prowse, and have volunteered my services.

    Oh well. If you do get to the show, take photos. My wife will probably be able to take shots from backstage only.

    I'm not sure how may costumes there will be in total, as Lucas's people might be sending
    costumes from their archives also. But I'm not sure on that point.

  16. Woofer Jedi Master

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    Ooh!! I need to see more pics of the pilot costume!

    I really hope they corrected the mistakes made when it was at Magic of the Myth!!
  17. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    Jedi_Jaina09, its invite only unfortunately. I was just lucky that I had a connection to get me in :D
  18. Darth_Manos Jedi Master

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    If there is a mistake, Lucas didn't catch it on his walk through.
    What was the mistake? If I can I'll see if they can correct it before the
    public opening. But remember the mannequins are now wired up, so
    changes are probably not possible at this point. Ms Biggar and Ivo from
    Lucas supervised the installation. So if the costume designer, and the guy who
    did all the head dresses didn't catch it...

  19. Darth_Manos Jedi Master

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    Some more pics....

    http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d730b3127cce93a8721cfcb500000016108AZtm7Nm5Ytj

    Costume fans, are you jealous??? These lucky ladies got all touchy feely
    with the costumes, and know their most private secrets...

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    My wife with Ivo Coveny.

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    Sorry this ones a bit blurry, but I figured that since I teased you about the girls getting all touchy feely with the costumes, you might squeal a little knowing that there are fabric swatches that you can touch to your hearts delight. And maybe colour match.
  20. Jedi_Jaina09 Jedi Padawan

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    Oh, well. To those lucky few: have a great time!
  21. across0the0stars Jedi Knight

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    ooooooooooooooh! how very cool is that!! =)
    if only I were going lol I wish the exhibit would tour!!
  22. PadawansGuide Jedi Knight

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    Very jealous!!!

    If anyone's got pics it's ok for me to post, that would be great! I'll take anything I can get! :)
    (Darth_Manos, if I can borrow a few of your costume-y ones, that'd be great! I'm happy to credit you however you like!)

    padawansguide at gmail.com

    I'm glad to see the Amidala Black Invasion Costume is there! And Queen Apailana too! Yay!
  23. Woofer Jedi Master

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    During the Magic of the Myth exhibit the X-Wing pilot had the wrong belt.
  24. Darth_Manos Jedi Master

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    Sure go ahead. Just let me know the urls so I can check it out.

    Also the $350.00 version of the book is amazing. Too many
    cool extras to go on about.
  25. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Thank you so much for posting advanced photos! I'm glad to hear the picnic dress will be there! It's almost tempting to bring binoculars eh?

    Can't wait to see this next Monday! I'll take as many photos as I can and hopefully my new camera will do well in the low light setting ;)

    - Kay Dee
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