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SWC19 Costume/cosplay thread

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebrations' started by Obi Anne , Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    So, anyone has any plans yet?

    In my local cosplay group we have a saying "comfortable is not spectacular". Celebrations are great for specactular costumes, but the competition is also really hard if you like being photographed. The last Celebrations I have gone for comfort instead of the spectacular, and I have a couple of those. I'm probably bringing Mon Mothma
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    so that I can be in the Rebel Legion photo, and then my Admiral Daala
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    for the 501st photo.
    I also want to bring my Willrow Hood for the running of the Hoods. (I'm the one with the very big wig and moustache, but a very small ice cream maker)
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    But then it would be fun to make something spectacular as well. I am going to finish my TLJ Leia some time in the autumn, but the problem will be to pack the wig. I've also gotten really interested in Enfys Nest from Solo, but I have never worked with so much hard materials and I wonder how one would transport the helmet. Then a friend of mine wants me to resurrect my cancan trooper, but that will more or less involve redoing everything from scratch.

    So many ideas, so little time to plan and make costumes.
     
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  2. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 2

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    Wow! what a creative and resourceful person you are! I missed the costume parede last Cele. be cause I was in the store line! I saw only very little(heeds and helmets) going by. The Woodrow Hood group is so cute! such a small character can be so popular and large in numbers! I want to make sure I can get good group pictures this time! hope to see you there!
     
  3. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nice! I'm going by myself, so I won't be cosplaying, but I can't wait to see what people are doing.
     
  4. Padme501st

    Padme501st Jedi Master star 3

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    I’m really thinking of doing a female version of Thrawn. I’ve loved him since the 90s
     
  5. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That would be cool. I met a female Hux at a con earlier this year who looked amazing.
     
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  6. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm considering cosplaying. Thinking maybe Han from Solo.
     
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  7. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm thinking of doing Cassian. It's easy enough. And he's probably my favorite Star Wars character next to Luke.
     
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  8. torjoreyri

    torjoreyri Jedi Knight star 1

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    Tell me more about the running of the hoods. I've seen it, I know what it is, but how do I participate and how is it organized?
     
  9. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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  10. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'll probably just bring generic Jedi robes, they're comfortable enough for the amount of sitting, walking, queuing, etc that you do at Celebration.
     
  11. Darthbane2007

    Darthbane2007 Jedi Master star 4

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    I might do a Jedi. I just need to figure out how do people make the Tabards...
     
  12. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    There’s guides over at the Rebel Legion site (check their forums). Generally they’re not one piece and the seam is hidden under the belt & obi, which is how they’re angled on the body then straight below the belt. Some people also use velcro or poppers at the belt and shoulders to help stop them slipping all the time.
     
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  13. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    The first rule of Running of the Hoods is...
     
  14. EnviousSerious-Rue

    EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Master star 2

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    . . . our running is not known until the day of.
     
  15. torjoreyri

    torjoreyri Jedi Knight star 1

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    "Tell people how to sign up," apparently.
     
  16. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    If you go to the link I provided and register you will get access to the forum. There you can find out the requirements that you need, once those are done you post a pic of yourself as Willrow Hood in a special section on the forum, and once you are cleared you get access to the planning/swag areas.
     
  17. torjoreyri

    torjoreyri Jedi Knight star 1

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    Oh! no, I got that. I was making a joke because "the first rule of fight club is 'don't talk about fight club,' " but it looked like "the first rule about the running of the hoods is 'kindly direct people to where they can get more information' "
     
  18. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    My hope is to finish up the X-wing pilot costume and get it approved for Rebel Legion, by this autumn. Aside from proper boots, the flak vest tubing needs to get fixed. Also I was finishing the helmet very last min before Rogue One premiere, so it is a simple colour scheme.
    For comfort, I'll bring my Doctor Aphra. And maaaybe Jedi Jaina Solo. Still new at sewing and require a bit of handholding from friends. :p

    I guess a pilot suit can easily be repurposed for Willrow Hood... [face_thinking] But that might be too much homework / luggage for next April.

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  19. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I'm dubbling my x-wing pilot for Willrow Hood, and I've made a symbolic ice cream maker that I can easily pack, and the moustache doesn't take up much space.
     
  20. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm thinking about doing a Jedi outfit inspired by Luke's Crait costume. Won't be accurate enough for Rebel Legion (and I may play with the colours a bit) but I'm hoping it will be quite comfortable/practical for just walking round in.
     
  21. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sweet that the pilot suit can be used! Then I'll start investigating how to make an ice cream maker....
     
  22. EnviousSerious-Rue

    EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Master star 2

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    My orange jump/flight suit, boots, insignia and badge are packed in the ice cream maker . . . uh, computer core.
    It's a tight squeeze, but doable.
     
  23. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    And this is my travelsized ice cream maker, made from a plastic cup.

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  24. EnviousSerious-Rue

    EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Master star 2

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  25. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Seeing there are pilot costumers here, I might as well pick your brains. How do you normally pack your helmet? Carry-on? Special baggage?