SW Costuming in the Philippines

Discussion in 'Philippines' started by StompboXX, Jul 24, 2002.

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  1. StompboXX Jedi Knight

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    I've been scouring the net lately for resources on SW costuming, and I'm just wondering...aside from Camp Suki, are there anymore Star Wars costume resources here i the Philippines?

    Anyone of you guys who are aware of such?
  2. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    StompboXX, this is just an off-shot recommandation from an observer. :p

    Why not ask those Cosplayers for some tips on getting materials, fabric and such for making your SW Costumes? I'm sure if you ask nicely and discretely (don't directly say you're doing SW Costumes), they'll offer some tips.

    Hmm, it this Camp Suki selling Rubies Costumes?
  3. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Cool suggestion, Darth Eagle. ;)
  4. StompboXX Jedi Knight

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    I have no idea. But Camp Suki here is ther resource for anythign that involves costumes. They're relatively high-profile, asisting theater groups to even TV shows when they need instant costumes ASAP. The only problem is that the rentals are expensive.
  5. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    I have no idea. But Camp Suki here is ther resource for anythign that involves costumes.

    Hmm, if they are of high profile, I guess they wouldn't have Rubies Costumes as it's known to be crappy, especially the kids versions.

    The only problem is that the rentals are expensive.

    How much is the rental in US$? Here we got quite a number of Costume Shops (about 10-20) and the rental usually run around US$40 to a few hundreds depending on the type of shop/studio and type of costumes (and inside connections).

    Anyhow, our SW Costuming Community is very, very small here although the Cosplaying one quite large. We're just an oldies that is still not know by the man on the street. :(
  6. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Here are some interesting links regarding Star Wars costumes:

    Constructing an Imperial Officer's Hat (hehehe)
    http://pub118.ezboard.com/fmidwestgarrisonfrm11.showMessage?topicID=104.topic

    Some FAQs on Imperial Officers' Uniforms answered
    href="http://pub118.ezboard.com/fmidwestgarrisonfrm11.showMessage?topicID=105.topic

    Some cool homemade costumes that win awards...
    http://www.geocities.com/tkvanb/

    A site that has lots of good photos to base costumes on....
    href="http://www.padawansguide.com

    If you're into Jedi garb.....
    http://www.rebellegion.com/jedigarb/

    Join lightsaber-building classes here and produce realistic-looking props....
    http://www.jedi-academy.com/

    Of course, if you're sooooo into being a Stormtrooper, there's no better place to go than the 501st's website:
    http://www.501st.com/

    A "Barnyard-full" of SW costumes....
    http://tatooine.fortunecity.com/swampthing/97

    Some good costuming tips....
    http://www.echostation.com/features/halloween.htm

    DH2 Costume and Prop-building tutorials:
    http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/index.html

    Finally, why don't you guys check this listing for more costuming site links:
    http://startrek.about.com/cs/costumes

    Hope that helps.... a little....

    If you can't buy 'em, build 'em. That's what I say. ;)

  7. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Some cool homemade costumes that win awards...
    Kvan's Costume


    Kvan is a costumer who's gaining popularity among the Costuming Community. Her creation for her girl, Quincy look quite good, even through it's not accurate. Wish I live near to her so can ask her help! :p

    I also visited OB1's Jedi Academy, The Padawan Guide and Amber's Jedi Meditation Chamber for some Jedi Costume tips, mostly for my readings as some of my friend here keep asking me about making the Jedi Costumes (I haven't done my Prequel one yet; just the NJO). :eek: But most of the times, I gained the most infos from getting involved in Costuming & Props Boards; one of the most active ones is of course the JediCouncil's Costuming & Props Board.


    And here's some more links:

    The Rebel Legion
    (I'm the a member here too!)

    JediMistressDrgn

    Welcome To The Sith

    The Boots Of Star Wars

    This guide is a bit anyhow done! :p (Someone got lots to rewrite and redo next updates *roll eyes*)
    Costuming Guide

    There's another good website called "The Parts Of Star Wars" which concentrates more on SW Props but it's down for now. :(

    Frankly, half of the costumes I had wore till now had been assembled from normal clothings. Thus, it's not that expansive to have a good SW costume; just need the patients to be able to make or assemble it and an eye to keep out for the stuffs you need. ;)
  8. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    I looked around Kvan's site for some time and I must say, she's very good. I was particularly impressed with Quincy's Amidala costumes. Really really cool. AND they got to get photo-ops with celebs. Heheh. ;) I like her Jedi robes too. :)
  9. StompboXX Jedi Knight

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    Hmm...interesting links. Now all i have to do is to save up for the material.

    Then I'm constructing my own lightsaber.


    *counts how many pesos they would cost*
  10. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Hehee! But be wary! Once you start on the path to SW Costuming, forever it'll dominate your destiny! :p
  11. StompboXX Jedi Knight

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    The DH2 website is actually interesting, especially their helmet construction section. I just need to have some of the hardcore materials like the vacuum table, the heating gun. and of course, the styrene.
  12. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Any of you will be attempting the Prequel Jedi Costumes?
  13. StompboXX Jedi Knight

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    It's fairly easy. An officemate of mine brought his Jedi garb last week for our office raincoat party.

    Don't get the connection? Jedi-Obi wan-Kamino-rain.

    There. ;p
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