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Discussion in 'South East Regional Discussion' started by Qui-Gon Tim, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. Qui-Gon Tim

    Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep star 5

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    With all of our upcoming events that involve wearing costumes, I thought it would be a great idea to start a costume help thread where those who are experienced with costuming, sewing, or whatever else can help those in need of advice.

    Also, keep an eye out in this thread for upcoming costuming help meetings. They will be announced primarily here, with mentions made in The Rendevous thread as well.

    Want to make that Jar Jar costume to annoy the living crap out of everyone?

    Post away!!!
     
  2. Smokem_Alien

    Smokem_Alien Jedi Youngling star 3

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    anyone interested in helping me finish my jedi costume? I'm not a very good at sewing and I don't have a sewing machine.
     
  3. Qui-Gon Tim

    Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep star 5

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    Which brings me to this question: When do we want to have our first costume help meeting? I'm always hip on sewing.
     
  4. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

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    "Want to make that Jar Jar costume to annoy the living crap out of everyone?"

    Man, they better make it WELL padded!

    I suck at sewing, but am pretty good at sculpting and airbrushing. I also know a bit about make-up effects if someone wants to be a non-human jedi.

    Lin
     
  5. Qui-Gon Tim

    Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep star 5

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    Yeah, I want Traci to be a Twilek Jedi.

    QGT dives into foxhole for cover.

    Y'all know me....any excuse to create, and I know we could use sculpting help and the likes from you, Lin.

    I'd like to remake my Maul costume for Nightmarez.
     
  6. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

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    That could be cool- you shaving your head?
     
  7. Smokem_Alien

    Smokem_Alien Jedi Youngling star 3

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    lol, Tim you should so shave your head, it'd be awesome. So how soon do we want to get together for costume stuff?
     
  8. Qui-Gon Tim

    Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep star 5

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    Well, it would have to be after we're done with the campout for me. I'm pretty much booked until then, unless y'all want to shoot for this Sunday here at the house. Or it could also be included as part of the campout activities.
     
  9. Qui-Gon Tim

    Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep star 5

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    And, no....

    I'm not shaving my head.
     
  10. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Ignoring that Twileck comment..... 8-}



    I've been lurking in the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10019]Costume & Props forum[/link] and a few other places and found a ton of info on designing and personalizing costumes. Here are a few links:

    [link=http://www.rebellegion.com/index.asp?IE=6] The Rebel Legion[/link]

    [link=http://www.rmff.net/costumes/]Imperial Outfitters[/link]

    [link=http://www.jedi-academy.com/ep1_kenobi_tips.html]Obi-Wan's Jedi Academy[/link]

    [link=http://www.thejediassembly.com/]The Jedi Assembly[/link]

    For anyone interested in a Jedi costume, we have a couple of extra patterns,[link=http://www.simplicity.com/s3index.htm] Simplicity pattern # 5840[/link], that we used for our MSC costumes, but I'm not very happy with the robe...the tunic worked well, though.
     
  11. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    And, for anyone who prefers to use a credit card rather than needle & thread, places like [link=http://www.buycostumes.com/default.aspx]BuyCostumes[/link] have a good selection of adult SW costumes.

    (Oooooooo, I just saw the adult Ep.I Amidala red dress.......)
     
  12. Qui-Gon Tim

    Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep star 5

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    Joy dropped off a couple of fur pelts today that could be used for costuming.

    Thanks, Joy!!

    And no, Lin, we won't be making bikinis from them!

     
  13. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

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    Then I guess I'd better cancel my bikini wax appointment!

    If you want to have a sewing night I'll see if I can get Darth-Mule to come out. He's got a sewing machine and lots of costuming experiaence- plus he REALLY wants a cloak now after seeing Sal's!

    Lin
     
  14. Qui-Gon Tim

    Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep star 5

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    I told Kevin that I'd be happy to help him with a cloak for Muley both the full-sized and puppet versions.
     
  15. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

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    He just go finished with my klown hands. I need to go this weekend and pick up the material for the pants and shirt.

    A mule Jedi/Sith...what have we started?!

    Lin
     
  16. Qui-Gon Tim

    Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep star 5

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    I still want Darth Muley to be our official mascot.
     
  17. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

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    Again I say, "He will join us or DIE, my master."
     
  18. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    FYI - There seem to be a lot of people selling costumes and/or costume parts lately in the [link=http://www.rebellegion.com/index.asp?IE=6] Rebel Legion Forums.[/link]
     
  19. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

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    Ok, I've got to figure out a SW costume for me. I've ruled out the Jabba, Dengar, Uncle Owen, and slave Leia ones. Since I'm able to do stilts I've been thinking Chewie or a Wampa- but there's NO WAY I could do them in the summer, or most months in Memphis. I'm also to short to do a stormtrooper, unless I do it as Luke!

    Any suggestions..?

    Lin
     
  20. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    No slave Leia? You're no fun! 8-}

    There's always the basic Jedi garb - you can make it any color or style you like. Rebel pilots, troopers and commanders are cool....and Han Solo is always in style.

    Check out the "Members" page at [link=http://www.rebellegion.com/index.asp?IE=6] this [/link] site if you want to see some Good Guy costumes. I don't have a link for the 501st, but I'm sure they're easy to find if you want to look at some of the Imp costumes.
     
  21. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

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    Rebel pilot, hmmm...hey- I could be Porkins!

    Ok, maybe not. I'll go check out that site.

    Oh, TIM- that spary foam is easy to work wit, but not the most durable stuff in the world! It makes great guts, is cool for filling model kits, but wants to crumble if you touch it. I tried putting a paint wash on a corpse last night and it tried flaking and cracking when I moved the fingers. I'll show you when you come by the haunt.

    Lin
     
  22. Ima_Toydarian

    Ima_Toydarian Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Hey- not a Star Wars costuming site, but these guys (and gals!) rock!!! Check out http://www.gothampublicworks.com for some killer Batman costumes. If any of you dig the Dark Knight or his villians you've got to see these costumes. There's a GREAT Harley Quinn (a cartoon has never looked SO hot!) and a version of the new black leather/vinyl Catwoman costume (it's not Julie Newmar- but I like!)

    Also some shots of the GPW folks with celebs like Mark Hamill, Paul Dini, and the cast from 'Birds of Prey'.

    Lin
     
  23. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

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    Anybody know where I can get a good Chewie mask? I'm seriously thinking about doing a wookie/stilts costume. For winter cons/appearaces ONLY!
     
  24. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Dangit - [link=http://www.rebellegion.com/index.asp?IE=6]this site[/link] won't let me link directly to the page, so try this: Go to the "Forums" page and then to the "Smugglers" forum. Go to page 2 and there is a thread "Chewie costume update." There's a link in that thread to a page of references for making a Chewie costume. Clear as mud? [face_blush] HTH!
     
  25. Ima_Toydarian

    Ima_Toydarian Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Thanks for the links. MAN is that going to be a costly costume!!! Maybe I should go for a jawa one instead?!

    I did like the fact that they gave different ways of going about making the wookie suits, and custom making your own masks and props. I'll have to do more research on it. I know someone who worked on the Special edition wampa costume. I'll try and give her a yell and see if she has any advice/tips.

    Lin
     
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