Padme Amidala The Black Corset Piece

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Amidala_wannabe, Mar 14, 2002.

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  1. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    thanks :)

    yeah was just going to kinda weave / tie / string or whatever :p them in between the other strands
  2. Natalie1988 Jedi Knight

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    yesterday I have to begin the collar for the corset gown, it remains to me has to make what will go around the neck, painting and to finish with some spangles... and then I will make the skirt and the corset I believe that I will buy it! then I put some photographs!

    http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5653/imgp1409ax1.jpg
    http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/7219/imgp1413so1.jpg
    http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/7750/imgp1414or3.jpg
    http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/72/imgp1416vp6.jpg
    http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2769/imgp1417oj9.jpg
  3. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    finished my fireside gown and wore it for the first time today :)

    [image=http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2/EdmontonFanforce/2007%20Events/Toy%20and%20Comic%20Show/2007_0325mall-feast-toyshow0079.jpg]
  4. Last_Chael Jedi Master

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    Looks absolutely gorgeous Liannb! What a fantastic job! :D

    How did you make your gauntlets? They look great! My first ones turned out terribly, so I'm going to remake them along with the corset later this year.
  5. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    i just took two pieces of pleather and pinned it along the lenght of my arm so it was fitted and left a slit for my thumbs to go through
  6. Orliaan-Nabberie Jedi Knight

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    Excellent job, liannb! Your dress came out beautifully! :D
  7. MasterCenedra Jedi Knight

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    You costume looks awsome!!

    anyone in NZ or Aussie who wants cheap fabris that looks inmost like the skirt, go here:
    Its open till thursday USA time and Friday our time...PM me if interested

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Crafts/Fabric/Cotton/auction-99719090.htm
  8. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    If anyone is interested in a young lady's version of this costume with Halloween coming up,
  9. Ixectrona Jedi Padawan

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    Now I'm planning on making this one, with lots of help from a couple of teachers of course... ;)

    I've been looking, planning and trying to figure out things about this gown now since... October. Thanks to Lisa, one of my teachers, I've figured out that the feather cape consists of about 1000 (!) feathers, and today they arrived. (We ordered feathers a couple of weeks ago) Maybe a bit "fussy", but oh what the hell. I have to know my limits. (I'm very fastidious and big on details, just so you know...)

    As some here may (must) know, the Star Wars Exhibition is going to Sweden next summer, and to my town! :D So of COURSE I have to have a decent Star Wars costume by then! (Okay, I have both a Darth Vader and an Anakin Skywalker costume, but they are both bought from eBay, and besides, I look alot more like Padmé than like Anakin ;))

    We have also ordered lots (thousands!) and lots of beads, but strangely, not everything were in the package. So we have to order again. And I have not found anything that even remotely looks like the small "sticks" in the neckpiece, so we are going to search for necklaces we can destroy *evil laugh* and use pearls from them. Also, I still miss a decent fabric for the skirt (I don't like the flowery lace so much... so I'm looking for something more "spiderweb-like", since I think it's pretty impossible to find something exactly like the original gown)

    What we're doing now, is looking for pearls and sewing the corset up in cotton. I want to be finished by May, and I think I will.
  10. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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    I just found this. Don't know how reliable the source is but thought some might be interested:

    black feather caplet
  11. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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    Picked up the headband for this outfit at Express yesterday - yes, really! Thin, silver, double-band. (Unfortunately, they don't have it up on their website.) It will take a little pinching to get the bands closer together, but WOW! I was shocked! HAD to buy it - I try not to ever pass up finds like that. :D
  12. Ixectrona Jedi Padawan

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    Finished! These pictures were taken yesterday, and we (me and my teacher/slave) actually managed to buy two metal headbands that together looks exactly like the real ones, and just now, two days before the opening of the exhibition...[face_dancing]

    Even though the feather cape is a little... not really as beautiful as the original one (that would be hard), the train looks a little different, I didn't manage to get a lace with a "geometric" pattern for the skirt, and I had to improvise a bit with some of the beads, I love it. Somewhat, at least.:p

    Just be nice with us, with tought that I (and my "helper") are very unprofessional, this is the first time ever any of us did something like this, and, you know... everything looks worse on pictures. O:)

    http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7418/corsetlisaimd4.jpg
    http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/4838/corsetlisaiijw7.jpg

    Also, I look a bit grumpy there, but I don't know why. [face_thinking] And because those beads are so #¤%@ heavy, they "drag" the collar around my neck a little, so my "slave" attached some velcro on the back of the brooch. Other than that, the neckpiece simply holds together by several hooks.

    Now, it's just 30 more hours, [face_sick] some make up, shoes (of course), and then - Star Wars: the Exhibition, VIP-opening, here I come! [face_love]
    (And I promise, I will be getting better pictures ;))
  13. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    You look great! I think you did a very nice job and it's wonderful to see the feather capelet made. :) Look foward to seeing more pictures.
  14. Ixectrona Jedi Padawan

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    I'm moving and I won't have internet for a couple of weeks, so I'm uploading the pictures now.

    http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/292/dsc08088us9.jpg
    Well then, me... with horrific make-up.;) (Not my usual area of interest)
    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/3329/dsc08095zd7.jpg
    Here we go again, and here we have the (more than 1.000) feathers... and a very curious whippet.
    http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/1538/dsc08100mj8.jpg
    ...and now a curious sheltie wanted to take part in the picture.:p
    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/708/dsc08105pv6.jpg
    Just before the opening of the exhibition.:D
    (And boy, did I get comments... I even got thumbs-up by... was it José Araújo? :) (I was too excited to remember)
    http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/3262/dsc08119xg4.jpg
    From the back. And of course Darth Vader was there. ;) Guess who was *glued* to the Darth Vader exhibition room? [face_whistling][face_love]


    http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/2551/3povz9.png
    Oh and... Anthony "C-3PO" Daniels was of course there. Totally wonderful speech, I've got to say!
    "Even though 3PO is fluent in over six million forms of communication, swedish is not one of them." Oh well, he tried at least! =D=
  15. Annya_Latoure2 Fan Force CR Tampa Bay, FL

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    I am currently looking for the lace fabric for the overskirt to this costume. DOes anyone know of a good source for this black triangular patterned lace? I find tons of floral laces, but this one is a tough one to find.
  16. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I must say that Ixectrona's dress is absolutely lovely, since I had a chance to see while running around as a rebel at the exhibit.
  17. Qui-Gina-Jinn Force Ghost

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    Oh it was you in that dress at the Exhibition!
    I must say I have to agree completely with Obi Anne - that drees is amazing Ixectrona!
    Really, really beautiful :D
    (I was the Barriss, btw ;) )
  18. Annya_Latoure2 Fan Force CR Tampa Bay, FL

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    Great pictures. Great gown. Where did you find your lace fabric? I have had a terrible time trying to find something acceptable for this skirt.
  19. Orliaan-Nabberie Jedi Knight

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    Great pics and beautiful gown, Ixectrona. :) I especially love your cape and skirt fabric.
  20. Annya_Latoure2 Fan Force CR Tampa Bay, FL

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    I am really having a hard time finding the right material for the skirt. Any suggestions? I really am looking for the geometric pattern and all I keep finding is floral laces.
  21. Falls_the_Shadow Jedi Master

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    If you have your heart set on that geometric triangular repeat pattern, then you will have to make it yourself.

    Armed with the high-resolution photos hosted at padawansguide.com, you can see that the triangular rows do repeat in three or four large rows of eight to ten.

    It looks like Black Silk/Rayon Velvet in which the design has been burned out with fiber-etch (aka devore technique). The red handmaiden costumes, among others, have devore designs.

    45" Black Silk/Rayon Velvet www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/684334-AA.shtml

    A primer on Devore: http://www.dharmatrading.com/devore/
  22. FenigDurak Jedi Master

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    Since making this dress for myself, I've been on a constant lookout for the right lace. After staring at the high res images for hours and studying the skirt at the FIDM exhibit, I'm convinced it's a chenille lace. I only came to this conclusion after spying the mesh-like lines over the under layer. You could try searching for Chenille Lace. I've found a few, that while not quite what I was looking for, aren't floral laces.
  23. Annya_Latoure2 Fan Force CR Tampa Bay, FL

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    Thanks Ladies. It looks like I am going to need to dust off my art skills on this one. I am going to try the Dupone method. I have had the chems for a while. Just waiting for the right project to work on it with.
  24. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    I've started re-researching this for my version 2.0 :) I'm going to completely remake the corset, skirt, and necklace.

    Upon studying the necklace for hours I think I've come up with some pretty decent notes. Be sure to enlarge it to original size to read the notes.
    [image=http://photos.imageevent.com/benaequee/costumes/completed/blackcorsetdress/BC%20promo%20details.JPG]

    I also found some excellent fabric here in the garment district of NYC. It's a burnout velvet, but it's better than everything else I've found over the past 4 years!
    [image=http://photos.imageevent.com/benaequee/costumes/completed/blackcorsetdress/large/Black%20Corset%20Fabric.JPG]
    It's black, not purple, it just photographed funny

    [image=http://photos.imageevent.com/benaequee/costumes/completed/blackcorsetdress/large/Black%20Corset%20Swatch.JPG]
    The scanned swatch. It has some lurex threads woven into it as well, but like I said, better than the laces I've been finding (all have been floral so far).

    I hope to have this done before 2008 is over :)
  25. Annya_Latoure2 Fan Force CR Tampa Bay, FL

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    Gorgeous fabric and great notes. I hate being in Florida with no garmet districts like NY and LA have. I'd love it if they would make more of those places available by internet for us in the less sophisticated areas of the country.
    What are some the names of the places you visit there in the garmet district?
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