SNG SW Costuming Notes

Discussion in 'Asia & Africa General Discussion' started by Darth_Eagle, May 28, 2002.

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  1. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    The Thread to discuss about SW Costuming . . . 90% of the time! :D Add in more info or questions if you got 'em! ;)



    Areas Where you can get fabric for SW Costumes:

    Arab Street (near Sultan Mosque)

    Chinatown (People's Park Food Center 2nd Level)

    Spotlight Orchard Point & Tampinese DBS Building

    Your Neighbourhood Cloth Stores. ;)



    Places Where you can get materials for SW Costumes/Props:

    Art-Friend Craft
    Bras Basah Complex #03-33

    Sagacity Art & Crafts
    Bras Basah Complex, #02-93
    -Acrylic cheaper to get here.

    Army Market
    -Golden Mile Tower, Beside Old Army Market Beach Road
    -Outside Nee Soon Camp?

    Your Neighbourhood Hardware Stores. ;)



    Websites Useful For Costumes Designing

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10019]JediCouncil Prop & Costuming[/link]

    [link=http://www.jedi-academy.com/]Obi-Wan Jedi Academy[/link]

    [link=http://www.padawansguide.com/]The Padawan Guide[/link]

    [link=http://www.rebellegion.com/jedigarb/]Amber's Jedi Meditation Chamber[/link]

    [link=http://www.angelfire.com/theforce/jedi-temple/Costuming/]The Jedi Temple[/link]

    [link=http://www.mccall.com/]McCall's Patterns[/link]

    [link=http://www.simplicity.com/]Simplicity Patterns[/link]



    Here are some shops where you can rent SW costumes in case of "emergency" (ranked according to quality of costumes)

    No. 1 Costume Costume
    No. 145, Neil Road
    -Mixture but mostly specially made/No Rubbies Costumes. :)

    Foreigners House Of Costumes
    No. 268 Middle Rd (opposite Peace Centre)
    -Rubbies and Specially Made?

    Costumes & Mascots
    785 North Bridge Rd Singapore 198753
    -mostly Rubies
    -can also place order for certain SW Rubies props

    Jewel's Costumes
    The Plaza (Near The Plaza Hotel & Behind Furniture Mall Beach Road) #B1-310/311
    -Mostly Rubies

    Darth Eagle's Terminator :D
    -depend on your size? ;)
  2. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    Just a little note I've found; James' Lightsaber is the Echelon Lightsaber.

    Other types available is the Plasma Lightsaber but that one gaurentee cannot spare with. ;)
  3. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Padawan

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    Well, just go to [link=http://www.parksabers.com]http://www.parksabers.com[/link] and you'll find all the different types there ;)
  4. solidnono Jedi Youngling

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    i noticed u do ur shopping frm ART FRIENDS too, DE. so im wondering whether u get any discounts while purchasing frm them??
    Because if u dont, i could help u with that coz im a NAFA student and im entitled to a 10% or 15% discount. it may not be a big amount but overall it helps out abit. or u can get frens frm lascelle-SIA, the other institute which enjoys discounts frm ART FRIENDS.
  5. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    Every time I buy from them, I seems to be paying less for some items like the Wire Mesh, Rigid Wrap or anything priced more than a few dollars. :p Donno why; maybe the lady can guess I'm a student with my black file and heavy bag, and endless questions on the uses, durablility of the items they sell or not sell. ;)

    It's okay, Solidnono, I haven't start buying that much stuffs yet, maybe after July when I have to buy 20-30 packets of white feathers. :eek:
  6. Delight Jedi Master

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    DE! What about down feather pillows? ;) Hope that dress comes to fruition. I want to see it!

    Two other costumes I've been 'wondering' about: Bail Organa's blue and the Palpatine brown. Figured that the Organa costume is going to be waaayyyy too hot to wear here (is that wool turtleneck or what?). Got a chuckle from the 'graduation hood' on the Palpatine brown. Don't know if I'd ever get around to making them, though.

  7. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    Actually, Delight, the feathers are for my Wings, Adam Kadmon of Angel Sanctuary. :p Hence the 20-30 packets combined with a few metre of faux fur.

    Sabe's Gown Headgear will need just about 4 packets of Black (Random) Wings (of which I got 1 1/2 packet now) and 5 of the whole feathers.

    Hope your Rainbow one will come true soon too! ;)
  8. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    Went to Action City today and saw they got lots of Don Post Boba Fett Helmets, Version 1996; costing $69.90 each.

    This helmet can be used for Boba (Duh!) and Jango. But be warn that it need a paint job and some modifications as the original color is too dark and dull, and the eye piece is just a rectangular slit so you have to cut out the front a bit to create the T-Shape and add new Visor.

    Also available are some TPM Battle Droid Blaster Rifle, like mine. Cost $39.90 each :_| :_| (I gotten mine for US$9.90 but the shipping was $19.90 :_| ). It need just some paint job to cover the Orange Tip and Removing the SW Sticker. ;)
  9. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Padawan

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    DE - Which Action City shop did u go to?
  10. solidnono Jedi Youngling

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    if im not wrong DE went to the 1 in heeren. becoz thats where i also saw the helms, kinda of cool !!!
  11. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Padawan

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    Oh ok. I gotta check it out next week :D. No money to buy anything though.. but I like the battle driod blaster. I'm convinced it can be used for costuming purposes.

    ;)
  12. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    Yes, Hereen one I went to today. Drop by on my way to Ultimate Toys Collectibles at Midpoint Orchard, from Taka. Wish they have Padme's Pistol instead as I need it to add on to my costume. :p

    Anyone still lacking YODA? Can try Ultimate Toys Collectibles as saw about 3 there but I donno the price tag.
  13. JediClare Jedi Padawan

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    Are Covertec pager clips available in Singapore?

    [link=http://www.parksabers.com]Parks Sabers[/link] seems to be selling their lightsabres a little more expensive than at [link=http://www.buystarwarsstuff.com]buystarwarsstuff.com[/link]. Is there any difference?
  14. Delight Jedi Master

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    JediClare, does Parksabers ship outside the States? It wasn't very clear on their website....

    DE, what sort of velvet did you use for the maroon handmaiden robe/cloak? I think the costume itself used quite 'heavy'/'expensive'-looking velvet. Don't know if I want to fork out more than SGD6 for one meter of that (cheap looking)42" plastic-backed velvet...

    happey sewing...
  15. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    I used Taffeta Velvet, the cheapest kind bought at a shop at Arab Street (can be found at Little India too). It has very short coat and plastic like backing. Cost me $3/m. It can tolerate cool ironing it seems.

    Currently, the problem with this velvet is it's too light so I'm either gonna use double layers (Velvet + Satin) for my new Royal Guard Outer Robe or Upgrade to a heavier Velvet which is unlikely as I've decide the color for my helmet (Fire Red). Seems Tafetta Velvet the only one to have Fire Red.
  16. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    A kinda important website to note ;)

    [link=http://www.monkeyinadryer.com/boots/]Boots Of Star Wars[/link]

    But I do think Jedis and Smugglers can wear Reeboks and Nike! :p
  17. Delight Jedi Master

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    What about sandals with leather/twine 'tongs'?

    Q: What does a Jedi at the beach sun-tanning wear?

    [face_plain] :) :D
  18. JediClare Jedi Padawan

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    :eek:

    US$250 = :_|

    Is it less expensive to buy normal riding boots, then put on the leather straps or to buy replicas?

    ::Still in shock :eek:::

    :p :D
  19. JediJean Jedi Youngling

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    Anyone thinking of getting Riding Boots locally should check out D'equestrian Paradise Singapore Pte Limited.

    They have a range of Riding Boots that cost anything from about SGD$100 upwards, so you can probably try them to find the right pair of boots for yourself.

    The price depends on:
    - boot size
    - width of your calves
    - materials the boot is made out of (rubber or leather)
    - brand of the boot
    - whether or not there is a comfortable lining on the inside of the boot
    - The height of the boot (whether it is ankle-high, calf-high, or knee-high boots)

    Here are the details of the store:

    D'equestrian Paradise Singapore Pte Limited

    Address:
    No. 6 Tagore Drive,
    #01-05,
    Tagore Industrial Building,
    Singapore 787623.

    Tel: 6554-0550 (24 hrs)

    Fax: 6554-0301

    E-mail: dequest@starhub.net.sg

    Shopsite: [link=http://horseshop.com.sg]horseshop.com.sg[/link]

    Here's a suggestion though...
    If you're on a budget, you might want to contact them first to find out if they are having any special promotions on any of their boots, before you go down to buy a pair for yourself. This way, you might be able to get them at discounted prices instead of at the usual prices.
  20. Delight Jedi Master

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    Whoah, Jean, thanks for the heads up!

    *looks into bank accont, then looks at credit account relating to Star Wars stuff*

    *faints*

    :D

    Anyhow, bought the fabric for the 'rainbow' dress... now wondering how one sews chiffon. argh.

  21. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    Delight, you can try Ballpoint needle (Blunt end needle) since it's the kind used for delicate fabrics.

    Today, I think I've just found the long lost Singapore Stormtrooper . . . :eek:
  22. tmingyang Jedi Master

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    I'm sorry, but where is Ultimate Toys Collectibles ?
  23. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    Ultimate Toys Collectible is located at the 3rd Level of Midpoint Orchard, the building between Orchard OG and Orchard Emerald. It's beside the escalator, a small corner shop and you can't miss it with its window filled with toys. ;)

    (The second level seems to have a very interesting adult shop . . . :eek: )

    IMHO, it's good for some loose SW figures, some old used toys and occasionally that bargain MIB items like 4" Maul With Sith Attack Speeder going for $25 instead of $50 or more. They also got loose clothings and accesories for 12" Posable Action Figures. ;)

    :_| :_| I really will love to get the last Maul Lightsaber there as it's half the actual price. :D
  24. JediClare Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 8, 2001
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    Does anyone have any pictures or know of any site with good, clear pictures of Episode I Obi-Wan's costume (esp. the belt, pouches etc. and the boots) and his lightsabre? I can't seem to find a good picture of the pouch at the back...

    Thanks :)
  25. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    JediClare, I keep forgetting to ask :p but which Pen's pen cap did you used for the food/energy capsules, how much and where to get them? I think they are the closest I have seen to the original and I think I should continue making my NJO Jedi Suit more complete. ;)

    The ones recommanded by OB1 Jedi Academy is [link=http://www.jedi-academy.com/props/staedtler.jpg]"Staedtler Liquid Roller pen" cover[/link] and round buttons (will buy lots now ;) ) of which the first I didn't remember seeing in shops cause I don't use Liquid Pen anymore (am using Gel G3, G-Tech, Sakura now :p )

    And could these be the pictures/instructions you're looking for?

    [link=http://www.jedi-academy.com/ep1_kenobi_belt.html]OB1 Belt[/link]
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