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Memph, TN The SMT Costume Help Thread

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

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  1. Valeska

    Valeska Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Very cool! Be careful where you carry those things or you could wind up like (who was it, Chewbracca?) who had a sandperson costume, complete with rifle, and, when pulled over by the cops, had a heck of a time explaining it. Is his complete post on that subject in the Rendevous forum?
     
  2. gooshy

    gooshy Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'll tell them not to worry about this little wooden gun, check the trunk instead! lol, its full of airsoft stuff.
     
  3. Valeska

    Valeska Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Airsoft?

    :confused:
     
  4. Obi_J_Kenobi

    Obi_J_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Japanese Version of Paintball. Guns that are 1/1 scale look like the real thing but shoot 6mm plastic bbs. Some are spring powered, but the good ones are gas powered and electric powered. I use to play it a while ago
     
  5. Valeska

    Valeska Jedi Youngling star 2

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    And you shoot people with these?

    Sounds painful.
     
  6. Obi_J_Kenobi

    Obi_J_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    yeah, but only if your a wuss :) j/k it's not that bad really
     
  7. gooshy

    gooshy Jedi Knight star 1

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    its only painful if you get shot point blank on the skin. I usually don't even feel it on clothing, although I have a scar from the last time I got shot on my arm. Hurts less than paintball IMO.
     
  8. StarBlazerM31

    StarBlazerM31 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Don't really know squat about airsoft...just that the guns look awesome. ^_^


    -Darth Grace [face_skull]
     
  9. gooshy

    gooshy Jedi Knight star 1

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    We were talking about Mandalorian Armor at the Big Scoop and I brought up the "trash can armor" idea. Here is the link:

    http://thedentedhelmet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6290&highlight=trash
     
  10. Valeska

    Valeska Jedi Youngling star 2

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    That's cool. I'll have to book mark that.

    When you said trash can I immediately thought Oscar the Bounty Hunter.

    [face_clown]
     
  11. DarthMule

    DarthMule Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Hey, just a thought. On Highland Street near the U of M there is a library with a big meeting room upstairs. We've had a few MSCA Quarterly Meetings there in the past. Could be a place to meet for costuming (center of the city, easy to get to from all around) or game nights if all else fails.
     
  12. Valeska

    Valeska Jedi Youngling star 2

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    And if we are lucky, we might see the Highland Bigfoot (Joe swears he saw him when we were on Highland.)

    I think that would be a good idea too. When my classes are over, I would be happy to join.
     
  13. Qui-Gon Tim

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

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    That sounds like it would be cool.

    Should I bring the 8mm Brownie camera so we can capture the Bigfoot on film?
     
  14. Valeska

    Valeska Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Okay but remember, the picture has to be fuzzy.

    Anybody have any idea where I can buy bulk polystyrene microbeads?

    [face_thinking]
     
  15. Timewalker

    Timewalker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    http://www.beanbagbeads.com/pillow_filling.asp

    http://www.beanbagbeads.com/micro_polystyrene_powder_beads.shtml
     
  16. Valeska

    Valeska Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Thanks! :D
     
  17. Schmootika

    Schmootika Jedi Master star 2

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    This was posted on the costume thread and I just had to share. The patterns look pretty good. I'll have to see if there are in Mempihs yet. Now I just need to get my sewing machine fixed.

    [link=http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=thumbnail.cfm&cat=4&type=19&sec=0&id=59&StartRow=1][/link]
     
  18. Valeska

    Valeska Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Quite a few of the patterns are available at Walmart and are generally around half the price printed on the envelope. I know I have a couple of these. If not now, when halloween rolls around they will get more.
     
  19. StarBlazerM31

    StarBlazerM31 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Does anyone know of some good online fabric stores?


    -Darth Grace [face_skull]
     
  20. DarthMule

    DarthMule Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Lin and I have some film footage already. Lin and I chased him down to get it. Lin and I are horrible, horrible people!!

    Since then, though, I've not seen him again. Not that it matters anymore. The thrill of the chase is over now that we have photos, so I can move on and stalk someone else now.

    So, uh, Tim: What are the directions to your job, your work number, your...
     
  21. Qui-Gon Tim

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

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    You mean that you want to stalk lil' ol' me, Kev. Wow, I feel so incredibly special!


     
  22. Timewalker

    Timewalker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I've heard some of the people in the costuming forum say that [link=http://www.joann.com]JoAnn's[/link] is good. Too bad they don't have a store in Memphis.

    I don't know of any others.

    -Joe
     
  23. Valeska

    Valeska Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Plus stores like Hancock and Hobby Lobby do have online sites.
     
  24. kellilla

    kellilla Jedi Master star 2

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    I like denverfabrics.com, they have a big selection... I've used them several times before and they've always been good.
    I've only used syfabrics.com once, but they have some nice stuff, too!

    I wish we had a Joanns locally, too... just to have some other option than Hancock all the time.. (mostly because stupid Hancock decided yellow is not popular this season when I needed 3 different fancy yellow fabrics... it was like pulling teeth finding what I needed, I ended up having to order one of them from denverfabrics!)
     
  25. Valeska

    Valeska Jedi Youngling star 2

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    thanks for the tip Kell! [face_peace]
     
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