Spring, MO StL's Official Costuming thread!!

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Jedi_Dajuan, May 5, 2004.

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  1. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    I think we can scluplt a decent helmet and it shouldn't cost too much more. And you're right. That $300 was just for the plastic bits. No body suit, but I bet Dajuan with all her sewing goodness could probably make us all some.
  2. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Yep, I can. You just need to submit to my tape measure.
  3. yodaismygod Jedi Master

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    Ok, well throughout the day I have been emailing back and forth with a guy selling some stuff on ebay, he said a bulk order discount could be worked out of some sort, if I can get a good number of people, it will probably lower it more. Its a full suit including helmet, and at $300 plus quite a bit of labor if we can get it down enough, I would rather just pay for it.
  4. MiracleMets22 Jedi Knight

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    AH! Sorry, I didn't notice this thread when I posted about the armor the first time. I'm in for the armor as well.
  5. DarthShoey Jedi Master

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    Did he say how much YIMG? And, I'm assuming, this is the kind you still have to modify to fit your own frame and put the helmet together.

    I, like you, think this is the way to go.
  6. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    I've also got a friend here in Springfield that's interested in getting a set. So the current list is:

    John (Yoda is My God)
    Randy (Dajuan's boy toy)
    Dajuan (Jedi_Dajuan)
    Jon (VoijaRisa)
    Bob (Miracle Mets)
    Steve (My friend)
    Tim (Darth Shoey)?

    YMIG: See how much your contact would want for 6-7 sets of armor, undetailed. If it can beat the cost of us making it, then I'm definately in for ordering it too.
  7. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    I what, third the notion of buying them pretty much pre-made. Give me more time for slave Leia, and other projects.
  8. yodaismygod Jedi Master

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    EDIT: Ok, the best this guy can go for the plastic is $600




    Man, I am glad dajuan is an RSA now, lessens the chances of me being banned for talking about this.
  9. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    I'll warn ya first ;) You've never really toed the line iirc.

    But we're talking about a group project here, not a thing wrong with that.
  10. DarthShoey Jedi Master

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    Let me see if I can get in contact with a guy I spoke with in the past. If I'm remembering correctly, he had them for $500.

    Maybe I can get him down some from that price. We looking at 7?
  11. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    7 sounds right.

    Oh, and tell him we'll be his bestest friend ever, and if he wants to stop by sometime, we'll all take him to a bar and buy him a round.
  12. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Oh, and tell him we'll be his bestest friend ever, and if he wants to stop by sometime, we'll all take him to a bar and buy him a round.

    Shoot, between the 7 of us, he'll never have to pay. Ever.
  13. Master_Nawibo_Ibonek Jedi Knight

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    Does anyone know someone who makes jedi belts and lightsabers in our area or a good website of someone who does?
  14. Master_Nawibo_Ibonek Jedi Knight

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    I would prefer someone in our area though.
  15. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Basically you're speaking to the only costumers I know in our area. VoijaRisa can make hardware lightsabers, but I don't know if he has the time for it right now. As for belts, my leather work is so so at best. So you probably don't want me to do it. Plus I have a couple huge projects on my plate right now anyway (slave Leia, Han Solo, statsics, school etc).

    Sorry man.
  16. Master_Nawibo_Ibonek Jedi Knight

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    Thats cool. I have another question for you. Can you make a Kit Fisto jedi costume meaning pants, tunic and sash? I was going to have my mother-in-law do it. She's a good seamtress but has never done a jedi costume before. What would be the round about price of a costume like this?
  17. Master_Nawibo_Ibonek Jedi Knight

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    VoijaRisa do you have any lightsabers around or can you make a Kit Fisto lightsaber for me. Let me know. If you can't make a Kit Fisto then just a basic lightsaber will do.
  18. jedi-laurel Jedi Knight

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    Hi there,
    I located two sites that might help you build your own lightsaber. My husband is making me mine for christmas.
    http://www.wilcoxusa.net/saber/parts.htm
    This lightsaber seems complicated to make and my husband is having a hard time finding all the pieces recomended. You may also want to try
    http://www.padawansguide.com/lightsabers.shtml
    this is an all around helpful site and the saber looks eaiser to make.
    I have been attempting to make my own jedi costume. It was recomended to make the undertunic sleves extra long so you can scrunch them up.(like obi wan) So now I have an undertunic that looks like a jedi straight jacket.
  19. Master_Nawibo_Ibonek Jedi Knight

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    Unfortunately, I'm not the most handiest person in the world. So, thats why I need some one who knows make it for me.
  20. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    The materials would probably be around $50-100 in all seriousness. I could do it, but don't know of the time aspect yet. I now have 2 stats projects on top of everything else.
  21. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    What does a Kit Fiso saber look like? I might be able to make it.
  22. Master_Nawibo_Ibonek Jedi Knight

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    If you end up having time then we will talk Dajuan.


    I will find out what it looks like and let you know.


    Thank both of you.
  23. DarthShoey Jedi Master

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    I'm working on a guy right now. He has the armor kits for $580 (this includes U.S. shipping. If we buy it least three sets, he'll knock off $25 off per suit. He also sells some accessories -

    Neck rings: $40
    Leather palmed gloves: $30
    Shoulder pauldrons: $40
    Shoulder ammo pouches: $50

    I'm still working him, but let's face it, this is definitely a niche market.
  24. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    Dajuan and I discussed another way of keeping the price of building one down: Either sculpt the pieces directly onto the person, or to buy a mannequin (which Dajuan wants anyway for her costumes). This would prevent us from having to spend so much money on building a body cast.
  25. DarthShoey Jedi Master

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    Here's the address to pics for the kit I'm talking about.

    Please do not post links to unlicensed dealers.

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