Roch, NY The Official Costuming Thread

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Doc_Bev, Sep 8, 2005.

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  1. wookie_cookie Jedi Knight

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    Where's the best place to get a wig? I got some highlights in my hair last week and now I'm more young Beru blond than Padme brown, so I need a wig. Cheap but not cheap-looking. ;) Would Arlene's be the best place? I was gonna go looking this weekend.

    Thanks!
  2. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    Yea Arleen's is good here, maybe Doughtery's in syracuse on Erie blvd, not sure wha't closer for you./ There's a wig store in Greece Ridge Center, but theyy are awefully expensive.
  3. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    Spent the last two days cutting, pinning and sewing, and now I am happy to say that I've a far-closer-to-screen-accurate Ani-Tunic made, which will make it's debut in Pittsburg. Can't believe I actually got it done, but I'm very happy with the results. That, and the new belt-hilt.... things are looking good!!
  4. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    Grabbed some dark brown fabric from WM this afternoon
    Going to fashion myself a new Tusken midwaist piece tonight possibly.
  5. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    Wingy-

    I've got a couple of different shades of dark brown crinkle cotton material (from Wal-Mart), as well as some sand/camel/ivory/natural (whatever) crinkle cotton which may work well for you... If you wanna stop over and see, just text or call....
  6. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    Darn, those perfect German Boots I got just were not perfect enough. My calves are to fat. Now I have to sell them. If I do not find another pair, I will have to wear my other Bantha PooDoo vinyl ones with holes in them at the Parades.
  7. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    You should look into taking them to a cobbler to get the calves stretched a bit and/or have a gosset (not sure how that's spelled) put in them. I think you'll have better luck with that than finding a new pair that does fit.

    ~Doc_Bev
  8. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    Yeah, that sounds like a good idea since they seem hard to find in larger sizes. There is a place on Jefferson in Henrietta. I will go see what they can do, if anything.
  9. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    Katie:

    I was wondering if you have any suggestions on washing my tunic I made from the lightweight crinkle-cut cotton? I was simply going to handwash it, and hang dry, but I was wondering if there's anything special I should do? I've heard some horror stories about the material stretch in odd directions, shrinking, etcetera. Any tips?
  10. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    Theres also a guy at Greece Ridge mall that will do it.
    He's working on my TIE boots.
  11. HothGirl Jedi Knight

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    Dean - sent you a pm, hope that helps!
  12. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    Ok so Monday I went to this place across from Southtown in Hen. to see what they could do with my Boots. Stretching them only costs $10 and Modifying them would be almost what I paid for them, so I went with the stretching. I am supposed to go check them out on Monday. I am not sure if that will work though. They said they could get a half inch out of them but I think I need at least another inch.
  13. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    -recieves a package at his desk at noon-
    -stares at it....could it be?-
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    THE PATCHES ARE HERE! [face_laugh] :D [face_dancing]
  14. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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  15. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    well as soon as someone turns off the natural gas oven that is NY this week...I can get everything together I need and make a call to Diane so we can at least get started on the jumpsuit.

    Sent a few PMs reguarding my flack vest and I need to buy the strapping for my ejection harness
  16. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    I keep forgetting about this, I still need to get or make a Thermal Detonator for my Trooper Belt. Any suggestions?
  17. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    Jeff-

    I believe Scott, Mike and/or Darren have the specs required for making that TD. They're our "armorers", after all. Perhaps one of the twins, who may have Stormie armor can be of service to ya.

    As for me, I'm probably gonna bust out the ivory crinkle cotton and get started on my Obi-Ep.2 tunic. Then progress towards the belt and boots (spats) simultaneously, when I breach into the leatherworking aspect of the costume. I will probably end up cannibalizing my Anakin belt Version 1.0 that sits idly aside right now for the Obi-Wan belt... just need to figure out how to create the buckle for it. Though Obi's belt pouches differ from Anakin's, Ill probably just use my Ani-pouches to dress the belt until more screen-accurate ones can be procured. I'm also thinking about a new inner tunic for my Anakin, having found silk crepe at JoAnn's a few weeks ago in the right color. At nearly 7 bux a yard, though, maybe just a dickie-style garment, instead of the full thing.

    I expect to premier the Obi-outfit sometime in the next month or so, depending on my sewing-time allotment. Wish me luck!
  18. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    Does anyone have a Spare officer's disc greeblie for sale locally? I have a Black Officer's cap coming (for my Imp Crewman) & I need a disc greeblie. Wingnut has offered to let me borrow one of his he needs for his Tie but if could cut out that one step it would be simpler for me.

    If not I'll post on the 501st board & see what comes up. Let me know. Thanks
  19. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    Tom...you can borrow a Greeblie for awhile no problem.
    I currently have 5 greeblies but will need 3 for my TIE.
    I have 2 to spare that I am going to use on my AT-ST driver.
  20. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    Yay! Arlene's called and my new Anakin gauntlet is in!! Also, they have lots of the Vader gloves for any TIE pilots who may need them... under $15.00.

    Also, I saw a lapel pin on a turnstile near the register at the front of the store. Though it's intended for those who do the duty in our actual U.S. Armed Forces, I'm gonna buy it when I go in for my glove (and some more collodian... the scar make-up. Stuff I got now is gelling in the bottle). You might ask "why"?. Well, it says "FORCE RECON", in bold red capital letters.... how can I pass that up?
  21. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    Who hoo! I got my Imperial Officer's hat in, so Now I can Join the Jumpsuit Brigade & not overheat in my Armor & Helmet.....Cause I don't have to wear it now! Yea For me!


    I'll be debuting my new summer Imperial attire at the Ellicottville BPO event!
  22. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    Ok Got the Hat, Got the Greeblie, Got the holster, Pistol is paintedThings are good to go!
  23. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    Well, as things are progressing slowly on my Obi-Wan, I stopped today to see about material for a new, cooler under-tunic (which, coincidentally, can be used for the Ep.3 Obi-Wan inner tunic, eh?). My research tells me that the material used is a "silk crepe". I just happened to be out on my bike, passing Fabrics and Findings on Village Gate Square's south side, and went in. Didn't find the silk I was seeking, but stumbled across an even better leather-looking remnant on their remnant table for yet another new set of tabbards. For the 7 bux paid, I think these will look even better than all their predecessors, and may even be the definitive non-leather version for me.

    Last weekend at the Corn Hill Arts Festival I talked to a lady who works in deerskin about a set of tabbards. I'm told by Justin (Primrodo) on the Anakin Costuming thread that the quote she gave me for $150 bux is money well spent... but that's a way off right now, as I have other priorities.

    May actually begin cutting the material for my Obi-Wan tonight...
  24. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    ....actually, I began the cutting today. Here's the proof:

    [image=http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/MadKidJedi/MadKids%20Image%20Holocron/IMG_0782.jpg],[image=http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/MadKidJedi/MadKids%20Image%20Holocron/IMG_0779.jpg]

    Tomorrow, sewing begins! (I hope it's not 100 degrees in the apartment... hard to sew through sweaty eyes...)

    I did cut the tabbard pieces from my recent pleather remnant purchase, but I'm waiting on exact measurements from Justin (Primrodo) so that this set can be as close to perfect as I've ever made!
  25. Wa-Sabe Jedi Padawan

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    May 19, 2006
    Does anyone have some extra ABS?
    I need to make some shims for my calves.

    I could use some thick styrene, recomended?
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