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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: A bit intimidated... Reply with quote

I joined this outfit because for a few reasons...one, I've always made my own costumes for stuff and as I get older and time and money become far more tight I've been considering putting the effort and funds into one really good costume that I can pull out and wear whenever and get the same magical feeling each time I put it on. Second, I want to do more for my community and charity work in general. So I figured why not combine the two into one.

Now, after doing some reading and research through the forums I find myself a little intimidated. Not at the work, I'm more than willing to put the time in on this. But rather I'm worried about putting the time and effort into my dream X-Wing pilot costume only to get rejected for approval.

I've read the standards, but the little disclaimer at the bottom is what gets me. The idea that there's unlisted items that could get me disqualified kinda scares the crap out of me.

I don't know what I'm looking for, maybe some reassurance or perhaps some help on what details may be scrutinized under the unlisted standards? Any help is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! It's good to have you here. With the attitude and skills that you're already bringing with you, I wouldn't anticipate that you'll be cutting any corners or doing sloppy work.

The original trilogy Rebel Pilot uniform and the Resistance X-Wing pilots are well-documented costumes in the Legion. Lots of people have done them and have posted a ton of great information in the Pilots subforum. Head on over there and you'll get lots of info on patterns to make it yourself, and there are reviews on vendors that offer pre-made items.

Once you've done your research between the official standards and the handy tutorials, and you're ready to start building, it's smart to create your own build thread that you post pics of your progress in. Other members will chime in and give good guidance. This will also give you practice in taking pictures of your costume, which is essential for your acceptance submission -- judges say that most delays happen due to bad pictures rather than bad costumes.

Again, it sounds like you bring a lot of dedication with you. Remember that you make your costume for yourself, and the Legion is here to help us achieve the most "straight out of the screen" look as possible.

Looking forward to your progress!
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings! I understand what you mean, it can be pretty intimidating, but it's really not as complicated as it sounds. There are lots of resources around the forum where you can get tips on building the costume and you're free to ask questions and seek advice. The X-wing pilot has a lot of parts available to purchase, even the coveralls, so you can always go that route, too. Though it can be a good idea to ask on the forum before you buy because some costume suppliers (*cough cough* CostumeBase *cough cough*) don't meet the standards.

And you can always contact one of us judges, too, we're always happy to help. I'm a pilot costume judge myself so if you have any questions feel free to ask me.

Building costume isn't always easy but in the end it's always worth it. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Blue Banshee Leader"]Greetings! I understand what you mean, it can be pretty intimidating, but it's really not as complicated as it sounds. There are lots of resources around the forum where you can get tips on building the costume and you're free to ask questions and seek advice. The X-wing pilot has a lot of parts available to purchase, even the coveralls, so you can always go that route, too. Though it can be a good idea to ask on the forum before you buy because some costume suppliers (*cough cough* CostumeBase *cough cough*) don't meet the standards.

And you can always contact one of us judges, too, we're always happy to help. I'm a pilot costume judge myself so if you have any questions feel free to ask me.

Building costume isn't always easy but in the end it's always worth it. Smile[/quote]

Oh boy, funny you should mention Costume Base as their flight harness is something I already have from my disastrous FCBD costume attempt lol.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X-wing is an awesome costume! I have enjoyed trooping in mine. Attention to details can be daunting. I started with the jumpsuit. Elvis Trouper make amazing metal code cylinders and leg and belt flares. He also has an Etsy store.

Get detail pictures of the movie stills. When I make a costume I get the best clearest pictures of the costumes each area of detail makes all the difference.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArpBoopBeepBoop wrote:
Blue Banshee Leader wrote:
Greetings! I understand what you mean, it can be pretty intimidating, but it's really not as complicated as it sounds. There are lots of resources around the forum where you can get tips on building the costume and you're free to ask questions and seek advice. The X-wing pilot has a lot of parts available to purchase, even the coveralls, so you can always go that route, too. Though it can be a good idea to ask on the forum before you buy because some costume suppliers (*cough cough* CostumeBase *cough cough*) don't meet the standards.

And you can always contact one of us judges, too, we're always happy to help. I'm a pilot costume judge myself so if you have any questions feel free to ask me.

Building costume isn't always easy but in the end it's always worth it. Smile


Oh boy, funny you should mention Costume Base as their flight harness is something I already have from my disastrous FCBD costume attempt lol.


Hello! How is your progress coming along? We also have a Rebel Pilot Build group on Facebook. You are more than welcome to join that! Just request to join and answer the question. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="XWingKC"][quote="ArpBoopBeepBoop"][quote="Blue Banshee Leader"]Greetings! I understand what you mean, it can be pretty intimidating, but it's really not as complicated as it sounds. There are lots of resources around the forum where you can get tips on building the costume and you're free to ask questions and seek advice. The X-wing pilot has a lot of parts available to purchase, even the coveralls, so you can always go that route, too. Though it can be a good idea to ask on the forum before you buy because some costume suppliers (*cough cough* CostumeBase *cough cough*) don't meet the standards.

And you can always contact one of us judges, too, we're always happy to help. I'm a pilot costume judge myself so if you have any questions feel free to ask me.

Building costume isn't always easy but in the end it's always worth it. Smile[/quote]

Oh boy, funny you should mention Costume Base as their flight harness is something I already have from my disastrous FCBD costume attempt lol.[/quote]

Hello! How is your progress coming along? We also have a Rebel Pilot Build group on Facebook. You are more than welcome to join that! Just request to join and answer the question. Thank you![/quote]

Thanks, I may just do that! Right now progress is slow as I am a man of many hobbies and not enough resources. My progress thread can be found below. I'd appreciate any advice you may have about my current progress. The tough thing is I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I don't know how to draw a reasonable line for myself.

Thanks!

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=96241&highlight=
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArpBoopBeepBoop wrote:
XWingKC wrote:
ArpBoopBeepBoop wrote:
Blue Banshee Leader wrote:
Greetings! I understand what you mean, it can be pretty intimidating, but it's really not as complicated as it sounds. There are lots of resources around the forum where you can get tips on building the costume and you're free to ask questions and seek advice. The X-wing pilot has a lot of parts available to purchase, even the coveralls, so you can always go that route, too. Though it can be a good idea to ask on the forum before you buy because some costume suppliers (*cough cough* CostumeBase *cough cough*) don't meet the standards.

And you can always contact one of us judges, too, we're always happy to help. I'm a pilot costume judge myself so if you have any questions feel free to ask me.

Building costume isn't always easy but in the end it's always worth it. Smile


Oh boy, funny you should mention Costume Base as their flight harness is something I already have from my disastrous FCBD costume attempt lol.


Hello! How is your progress coming along? We also have a Rebel Pilot Build group on Facebook. You are more than welcome to join that! Just request to join and answer the question. Thank you!


Thanks, I may just do that! Right now progress is slow as I am a man of many hobbies and not enough resources. My progress thread can be found below. I'd appreciate any advice you may have about my current progress. The tough thing is I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I don't know how to draw a reasonable line for myself.

Thanks!

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=96241&highlight=


You are very welcome!! And PLEASE join us in the Rebel Pilot Build Page!! It’s quite active and over 500 strong!! I can check your link out when I get back to my desk today!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, perfectionist costumers unite! Smile Razz

I have the very, very, very slow build of a classic X-wing pilot going on. I'm counting on something being finished within another couple of years. Laughing
So far I think it's only the code cylinders that are done.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lora Skywalker wrote:
Well, perfectionist costumers unite! Smile Razz

I have the very, very, very slow build of a classic X-wing pilot going on. I'm counting on something being finished within another couple of years. Laughing
So far I think it's only the code cylinders that are done.


Are you in the Rebel Pilot Build group on Facebook????
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